Monthly Archives: May 2016

Visiting Family

We’re starting to organize our garage and create a space for Keith to work on various projects.  Keith had created enough space so we borrowed my Dad’s flatbed trailer and moved from our lake place to our home the huge worktable that my Dad built earlier.  The next day when I returned the trailer to my Dad, he and Camellia gave me a guided tour around town, which included seeing some elk.

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On my way home I stopped by the IOOF Noble Cemetery and noticed others bringing flowers this Memorial Day.  I enjoyed the warmth of the sun on my back and pondered the symbolism of my shadow on Mom’s headstone along with all the new growth of grass.  Standing there I felt both sadness in her absence and strength of her love as I affirmed the epitaph that my brother and I wrote about Mom.

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Water’s Edge

Oklahoma has more than 200 lakes created by dams, which is more than any other state in the United States.  So, we have plenty of lakes to choose from and this weekend we went to Lake Murray with my Dad and step mother.  Our campsites were very close to the water’s edge and here you can see their trailer is in the foreground and ours is in the background.

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This was our first camping together and I hope we have many more opportunities.  2016-05-13-08

Saturday morning was very windy and chilly so we stayed inside and played cards most of the morning but by late afternoon it was a nice day.

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The sunset was gorgeous!

Mother’s Day weekend

For the second weekend in a row we went camping near Stillwater but this time we stayed at Lake Carl Blackwell, which was quite pretty.  My mother’s day weekend included time with my kids, receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers and special dark chocolate candy.  My daughter and I worked on her flowerbed, it’s her first one ever.

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That evening we had a nice meal and played dominoes as we watched the sunset.

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photo by Keith