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Thursday, January 19, 2023

VIsitors, gravestones and jail

Cullman,  AL

Here we are, almost through another month.   We've had warm weather.   We've had torrential rain.  We've had nearby tornadoes.  Just a typical January Alabama.

But most of all we've had lots of visitors.   So far this month we've had eight RVs in our sites.  Some as little as a day, others up to five days and everything in between.

It was our pleasure that two of our visitors were friends from our NOMADS days.  For new readers, NOMADS is a mission of the Methodist Church.   It's old people (I have no clue how Len and I qualified) that travel in RVs and do various projects throughout the country.   Our guests were Jane

whom we worked with several years ago in Mercedes, TX.   What a treat when she stops by.

Then there was Jill

who was on our team during our last project in Vienna, Ga.  

While Jill was here, we decided to look up a gravesite that we heard was in a neighboring town.  

Many remember Pat Buttram as Gene Autry's sidekick.   Or a wee bit more recent as Mr. Haney of Green Acres.

Keeping to that theme, yesterday Len and I went to another nearby town to find this gravesite.   

George Lindsey is mostly remembered as Goober Pyle, the mechanic, on the old Andy Giffith show.

I have a list of other gravesites we will visit as time goes on. 

When out and about with Jill, we stopped at

This is the second oldest Jail still standing in the country.  We had visited this site years before we settled here in Cullman.   Here is the jail:

Quaint isn't it.

Notice the holes in the walls?   I'll let it up to your imagination what the prisoners used them for.

Our sweet boy is on medication to ease any pain he might have with the pulled ligament in his leg.  He is so good.   Each morning Len shakes the pill container.  Biscuit scurries up to him and lifts his head for the pill.   Could not ask for a better dog.

Well, that is our exciting life here.     Looking forward to warmer weather.   Won't be long.  I see our forsythia bush is starting to bloom.  A sure sign of Spring around the corner.

Until next time.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Review of Holidays

 Cullman,  AL

This was a year that we traveled to the northeast to visit family during Christmas week.   But first.

As I've mentioned, the County provides a Christmas luncheon each year for the Seniors.   The is the first time we attended.   It was quite the event.   A few days after the luncheon the Department on Aging (I hate that name) posted photos of the event on their Facebook page.   I was surprised to see this.

I must say, what an attractive couple.

Our trip north, as is most times it meant a stop at nephew and family in VA.  It is halfway to our daughters.  This is Nephew Jason, great-nephew Lance and niece Kelly.   We are waiting for a table at their local Ruby Tuesday.   I LOVE Ruby Tuesday's salad bar.  The local one here in Cullman closed during the pandemic. 

Cold, bitter weather moved into the area the night we stayed in VA.   This is what greeted us in the morning.    

We took it easy and after only about 20 miles all was clear.

Next stop was at daughter Amy's in MD.   On Christmas eve we all took a ride to a nearby Christmas display.  The first night there they took us a local restaurant and we all had a fantastic meal.

Christmas morning.  Amy opening the "fruit salad" we gave her and hubby Scott.  Wines:  Blueberry, Blackberry and Peach.

For many years Amy has been a Dr Who fan.   We even managed to meet the favorite Dr Who (Tom Baker) in Philadelphia way back when.   Our granddaughter Charlotte is now a fan.   She was thrilled to get a Dr Who. dress

Granddaughter Abby had a Saturday morning job helping at a local antique shop.   It was run by an elderly couple who she became very close to.    Since working there, she has admired a 50s era prom gown that hung on a mannequin.   

A couple of months ago the wife died suddenly.   Of course Abby was very distraught.   Imagine her tears when she opened the gown as a gift from the gentleman.

After breakfast on Christmas morning, we moved on to PA to the other daughter's house.   

At Terri and Steves house we were greeted by not only them, but grandson Justin and girlfriend Karlie who flew up from Florida.

It was a relaxing few days.    We never much ventured outside for the next two days except to let Biscuit and their pup Cane out to do what they needed to do outside.  They never stayed out long.

As usual Terri did some fine cooking.

Our trip back home included another night at Kelly and Jasons.   We arrived back home to better weather than was here while we were gone.

New Years Day meant the usual southern meal.   Cabbage, black eye peas, rice, cornbread.   All prepared by son Lennie and DIL Lois.

So, another Holiday season is on the books.

Happy New Year to each of you.

One more thing.  I started writing a blog before we started full time RVing.  It was about our transition from a sticks and bricks to life on the road.    Back then we actually "did things".   I've continued to blog but less frequently.   Is really anyone interested in our simple life?   Is it time to shut down this blog?