Category: Personal

Thankful for the Holidays!

2020 holiday season sure looks different. Much like the March-October feeling of days/weeks/months blending into one loooooooong day, we find our holidays are doing something similar. there is a very different feel to this...

Sharing Stories in a Virtual World

Early on, Tim told me that he wanted our family to camp. He had fond memories of camping trips with his family and he wanted us to create the same kind of memories for our children. The first opportunity presented itself when our daughter was 3 years old – our son, 4 months. …

Salvaged Treasure

Many months after my father died, my step-mother gave my sister a box of “stuff”. There were pictures of our family we had given Daddy, an ashtray, some odds and ends, and an old Bible. We had no idea who the Bible had belonged to or what the relevance was to our family.

Sew Many Memories

In the early days of the 2020 pandemic, COVID-19, thousands of people dragged out unused sewing machines or put existing sewing projects aside in the quest to make the facemasks recommended by the CDC....

Happy Fourth of July!

I can’t imagine that Daddy was happy with the composition of this picture. After all, in 1950, this just wasn’t how most people holding a twin reflex camera tried to capture a scene.  ...

Hearts, Home, and Hope

One of the first slides I scanned is this image of our grandparent’s home.  Built in about 1948, this is the home that served to connect our family members to one another. Cousins, aunts,...

Shoveling Snow

We don’t get much snow in Memphis, and the snow we do get is typically gone within a couple of days if not a couple of hours.  However, we haven’t always lived here.  As...

A Truly Good Thing

Good thing I’m a gadget-girl.  Ask my husband.  He’ll tell you that it’s hard for me to walk away from a good gadget.  I also love color.  Especially bright pink.  That’s a good thing,...

Hummingbird Inspiration

August 12 was my mother’s birthday.  It will be the second birthday since her death.  And although the passing of time has reduced that  initial feeling of breathtaking sadness, it hasn’t reduced our missing...

Flay Day 2012

To celebrate Flag Day (and just for fun), Sarah and I worked together to create some truly fun, vintage-inspired images. I had borrowed my dad’s Army uniform from my sister who has legal, full-time...