Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday night after church, a party was given for my Grandson-in-law, Matt. It was a going away party. He will be deploying in January.

Since this will be their first Christmas together, it was suggested that a Christmas ornament, would be a nice gift for Matt and Jessica's first Christmas tree.

A prayer wheel was made and the church members signed up for different times that some member of our church will be praying for Matt while he is away. Matt reminded us that while we are sleeping, he will be working.

I think that it would be a good idea if any of us have sleepless nights or awaken during the night, we should remember to pray for all of our troops in harms way.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


Late afternoon sun casting long shadows.

It has been a good day. Warm and sunny!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saying Thank You on Veteran's Day

Some family members that served.

Owen Whaley WWI

George William Benson WWII

Hudell Whaley Korean War

Billy Benson Vietnam War

Richard Davis First Gulf War

Addie Collins Zinone (right front row)Two Tours in Iraq

Matthew Zimmerman soon to be sent to Afghanistan

Troy Duncan starting Basic Training in January

This is just a few. Many members of my family have served their country in every war in which the United States has been involved. Today I want to say THANK YOU!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blood Done Signed My Name
By Timothy B. Tyson

The very first sentence will hook you into reading this book. “Daddy and Roger and ‘em shot ‘em a nigger.” I found this to be a very interesting book. It brought back many memories, of what was going on during the Civil Rights issues in the 1960’s. The theme of the book is about what went on in Oxford N.C. after a black man was killed by a white family. The town erupted when the blacks thought that justice was not done. Marches, firebombing of businesses and riots prevailed . The author spent many years, researching records, trying to understand the history of this era.

As I read, I recognized many familiar names and places. Although I didn’t remember all that went on at Oxford I kept thinking that the same things (marching, school bomb threats, fear, and anger) were going on in my own little home town.

Timothy B. Tyson is a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He believes most of the information he found in papers and public records of the time were slanted toward the white man’s point of view. He interviewed many black people from Oxford to get their perspective. Mr. Tyson thinks we have been lied to all through out history because both races were taught that “Whites” were superior.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photo Hunt - Veterans

A local veteran requested to have his funeral at the site of his motorcycle club. Since no grave had been dug, I assumed his ashes are scattered there as well.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cotton Picking

The cotton has been picked

There were six large "bales" from this cotton. Three are still in the field.