Golfing across Mississippi – literally!

carline and children

It was a “Robert Harrell” sort of day…breezy, warm and a golf course nearby just waiting for his foursome to tee off. They would hit a few balls, have a few laughs, followed by the requisite Canadian Club and coke at the 19th hole.

Today was just such a day.  Sadly, Robert was there in spirit only as his legions of friends and family gathered.  It was a great day to remember Robert and all he meant to the community of West Point. The crowd was gathered to dedicate what is the most unique putting green in the world – designed in the shape of the State of Mississippi.

(Pictured above are Robert’s children, wife Caroline, fourth from the left, and his brother- in-law George Bryan at right served as master of ceremonies.)
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The value of antiques



Today was a momentus day. My girls reached a milestones birthday,, led as always by Norma (lower right). From left Marie Portera, Judy Staggers, Mary Jo Hill, and Ruthie Weathers helped usher her into our new fairy land. Doesn’t she look fabulous?

It wasn’t one of those birthdays with a zero,but just barely not. Today we were still struttin’ a bit and whiffing a little celebratory wine.This made us think we were especially cute since none of us could see very well and we only had two pair of glasses between us. Continue reading

Burn baby burn


My very own little Mayberry is enjoying a flurry of Christmas parties and neighbors are exchanging lovely gifts of cookies and quick breads.  What’s a girl to do if she’s been fighting the middle age frump since she was 28 years old and getting through the rest of the month without monumental weight gain will be challenging?

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