Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 was two days after my Mom died unexpectedly.  The funeral home and church were closed so there was little that could be done to plan the next steps.  We opted to stay true to our family tradition and count our blessings by enjoying one another’s company and Thanksgiving Day food.  My husband posed in the kitchen to attest to the Thanksgiving aftermath.




A prayer my mother taped to her bathroom mirror earlier that I again noticed today as I was packing some of her things for her hospital stay.

A November Weekend

We were in the southeastern portion of Oklahoma near the small town of Bennington with our son, daughter, her boyfriend and his parents and four dogs.  While it was cold outside we felt warmly welcomed and had a great time.


One of many ponds on the property.


Hiking down to the water’s edge.


Picking persimmons.


Kisses for Mazie


Ready to play fetch with a water bottle.

The Garee Present

In my mailbox this week was the November 4, 2014 edition of the The Observer III, which is a local newspaper for the three very small towns of Lexington, Noble, Slaughterville in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.  On pages four and five is a big spread in the Echoes From the Past section that highlights content on my blog about my husband’s Garee family.   The past is a present from C.E. Garee and Elizabeth Bullard nee Garee.

20141108_0004Here’s a link to some of the Garee blog posts on my Relative Storyboards site.

Up in the air

Photography was not much on my mind this week while I was attending a conference in Nashville.   However, I did like the color of the sun reflecting on the airplane so I snapped this photo with my iPhone.