Monday, June 30, 2014

Nashville Photos

 Beautiful hydrangeas across the street from our B&B
 Few shots of "Honkey Tonk Row" and my mom

 Historical marker at the Ryman which house the Grand Ole Opry for a long time (and still does during the winter season)
 Bronze statue of Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff in the Ryman

Showcases with Loretta Lynn's clothing (above) and Patsy Cline's (below)


Backdrop o the Opry
Beautiful old wood floors in the Ryman

 Johnny Cash "Ring of Fire" guitar artwork 

 Carter family

Roy Orbson


The B&B I daylight

Each room in the B&B had the room's name in stained glass in the transom

The General Jackson - we went on a lunch cruise with entertainment
 Cumberland River as seen from the General Jackson

 Downtown art installation

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Flying Home Today

I am in Marion Arkansas which is near Memphis Tennessee and we are having a lightening filled monsoon! I hope that our planes are able to leave as scheduled today. My aunt has a garage filled with water and her front yard an drive way are flooded as well.

I have quite a few pictures of vacation after Nashville that hopefully I can get organized and post tomorrow.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Mom & I flew to Nashville yesterday. Boy, was that a long day! We had a lineage society meeting in the morning then they boarded and unboarded our flight from Tampa to Atlanta 3 times! We got here late so our photos are taken at night....for now. We are just tourists in Nashville for a few days before going to Arkansas for a family reunion.
Mom & me ready to leave

Our itinerary and al the supporting confirmations and tickets to go with the activities listed.

Our room! The door to the left is a private entrance tot he veranda.

The dinig room also known as the pineapple room

The sitting area across the hall from the parlor

The veranda with my laptop and my iced tea

Our B&B in Nashville

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Old YMCA Building In St Petersburg

This beautiful building's future is unknown. Google images has a lot of photos of the inside.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Did You Know?

If your items rings up at the wrong price at Publix, it's free?

This happened to me today. I bought two bags of Cracker Jacks off the markdown table. Original price was 2.99 but they were marked 1.72. At the register they scanned as 2.99 ea so the cashier backed out the cost and rerang as 0.00  He informed me if it's wrong, it's free.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

When Life Gives You Chaos, Make Lemonade

It's been a little hectic around here lately - two dogs under veterinary care and needing twice daily meds, foot soakings, medicated baths, etc. At least there are no dog fights because Diamond really doesn't pick on Lani.

I went back to the cemetery from Memorial Day but this armed with section/lot/space numbers of9 of the 12 decedents on my list. The cemetery sent me a list in order by section and it was 144 pages with about 50 names per page! It took me two evenings of pouring over those listing to find my 9. On the third night I actually found an online version that was in alpha order. Sad that I didn't find it sooner but happy that I was able to confirm my 3 missing names were not on the alpha list either.

It only took 4 graves to realize something - the graves were not photo'd because there were no headstones. I remember someone else on Find-A-Grave stating he had photographed every monument there but I wasn't sure how long ago. Dah - the ones he didn't get were unmarked. I was able to confirm that because of the numbers system AND the same surnames on markers in the adjacent plots (spaces).

I am changing offices in two organizations I belong to and becoming an officer in another.

I've made vacation plans for my mom and I to go to family reunion for a weekend that turned into a trip to Nashville prior to the reunion (reunion in northeast Arkansas near Tennessee). Got plane tickets, bus tickets, boats tickets, museum tickets, trolly tickets, B&B, hotel, rental car, etc. I always get everything in advance and type out an itinerary of the activities. Sometimes I believe my mom and hubby would rather leave me home! lol

Back to the dogs, Eddie injured his pad somehow and was limping and whimpy. He is doing much better now. Loni continues with skin issues but the good news is that while it seems to spread, it is healing. And, she's eating better with a change of food and trying to engage Eddie in play. She just seems so much more interested in us and the dogs the last couple days. Previously she just sorta lived in our house.

I know, boring with no photos but you don't want to see dog injuries or graves with no markers, right?

Neighborhood Muscovy

Broke Wing So, back in March a mama Muscovy showed up with 14 ducklings in the pond across the street. These ponds are retention pond...