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My Happy Place

The reasons we become involved with family history vary. I have genealogist friends who search tirelessly for that last elusive proof in a family’s lineage…
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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…
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Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Once upon a time, probably 20+ years ago, there was a Southern Living magazine article featuring a Thanksgiving table set in front of an outdoor…
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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,…
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The Beginning

Once upon a Christmas, Santa brought me my first camera, a Kodak Brownie Starmite. I’m not certain what it was about photography that captured my…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Illustrated Stories

This is my current project.  Hundreds of family negatives and slides – and only about 15 of them identified.  They were taken in a period…
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Mutual Sweetness

Nicole and Parker, your wedding was an absolute delight – from start to finish.  Everywhere I looked there were vignettes that perfectly reflected the two…
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Constant Motion

Constant motion.  That’s what I kept thinking of as we did a shoot for a just-turned-one-year-old.  But what a cutie! I’ve taken this little guy’s…
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The Face(s) of Memphis

Some of the faces of last weekend’s “Bellevue Loves Memphis” and “Memphis Starts with Me” projects. Click “Read More” to see more photos. Yes, that’s…
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KROC Memphis!

If you haven’t visited the new KROC Center in Memphis, I encourage you to check it out.  I had the opportunity to work as one…
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Christmas Surprise #2

Christmas Surprise #2 was crazy-fun!  For years, the framed original had been displayed on a table-top, along with other photos.  One of the other photos…
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Christmas Surprise #1

I’ve been eager to post the before/after of Christmas projects I was working on, but have had to wait until after all Christmas celebrations have…
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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…
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Tis the Season

Deck the Hall with boughs of holly……and crystal reindeer, and Santas, and lights and you have the most wonderful time of the year with the…
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Jolly {Little} Elf

 “…..a right jolly old Elf, and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.” As if this baby boy wasn’t cute enough the…
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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…
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