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This and That

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Sorry about this bad pic but the batteryin the point and shoot is dead, and I am limited with my professional camera's... limited to not being able to pick them up since I had shoulder surgery a week ago yesterday. So it had to be the phone camera.. I took a pic a couple weeks ago of a "J"! Day before surgery I framed it for my living room. It's in black and white. This pic was not taken by me but it is of my great nephew, Cole. He is almost 18 months old and a doll baby. He is learning to color so he was handed down the desk! Isn't he so sweet. View from my perch on the glider on the deck. Not much of a blog but typing one handed is not easy. Thanks for stopping in, Pam

The Artist

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My grandson, Caleb, now 11.5 years old seems to have gotten some of his Nana's talent.
Not only is he pretty good with a camera he seems to be pretty good with drawing. He is taking art in class this year but they have yet to really get started.
On his own yesterday he sat off on his own and producted this.


Great job Caleb....Nana is very proud of this. And thank you for giving it to me.
Before I end this post I wanted to throw in some history from my past. I took art for the first time in the 11th grade. Until that time, I never really thought about drawing or painting. That year we had a show in the library after school hours for our families. There were paintings, drawings and lots of other works of art.
My mom and youngest brother went with me to the show. I introduced them to Mr. Redman, my art teacher and I can remember Mark (brother) saying something to my teacher about he was doing a good job cause before I could not even draw a straight line! LOL....
Thanks for stoppi…

Arts Communities

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Good Morning...
I thought I would post a few more pics from my Saturday adventures when I visited the two artsy communities around here.
Franklin and Leipers Fork TN.
On main street in Franklin you have several really nice places to stop, go in and sat down places to eat. But there were some really cute places that had tables outside to enjoy drinking coffee, or tea and be able to watch others go in and out of the most unique stores and shop.


In one of those stores I saw this. I can so relate. (read the sign)

Talk about unique....lol. This so reminded me of my dog, Dakota, AKA the KING. He hates rain, heck he even hates to walk in wet grass and get his feet wet. I can so see this being the KING.

Ate lunch at a cute little place on Main St. in Franklin. Had some wonder history to it and our waitress was really good.
The places name is Dumplin. I had a cup of chicken and dumplings that was amazing and a house salad....and yes, some of this.... Coconut Pie. Amazing. I suggest you s…

My Saturday Adventure

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Good morning and welcome!

Yesterday was Saturday, days away from my rotator cuff surgery. I decided that day needed to be mine. It was beautiful out, temps were down and I knew I wanted to venture out with my camera since it will be awhile since I will be able to do that again.
My friend Debbie and I went to Franklin TN., and Leiper's Fork TN., just for a day of adventure.
We started in the square. What a beautiful place that is. Old buildings that dated back to 1892.

and 1901

1936

and the Theatre, still in operation. All movies, all the time... $5.00.

Stores all up and dow West Main St. Full of all kinds of neat things. I love walking through places like that, usually never buying...just looking and enjoying.
There were colorful lights.

To neat crafty lights. I loved this one.

To some really wild and cool lights. How neat is that?

And better still one even cooler. Amazing. I love viewing art in all forms.

Down to very simple lighting, a candle. Loved the way the light pla…

Rotator Cuffs

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In 2006 I took a nasty fall... a really nasty fall, right off of a rolling, rocking, swiveling chair!
That is just not something anyone should do....take my word for it.




When I fell from a chair (I was standing in it) like this the chair flipped back, I went forward, the wheels flew off the chair and I hit the floor. Messing up my right shoulder.
X-rays and physical therapy helped. Off and on I have had some issues every now and again. But nothing major. I was told at that time it was a frozen shoulder.
In December 2011 I started to have issues again with that same shoulder. Painful issues. Back to my doc, x-rays, and physical theraphy again. It helped....
Until 4 weeks ago. Pain, and limited movement...really limited.


Apparently, my shoulder bone has produced a bone spur that is cutting into the tendons and muscles. Sounds nice huh?
When I went to the Orthopedic dr. he pressed on my arms while I kept him from pushing it down. He said if it was a tear it must not be bad, my strenght was good....
SURPRISE.....t…

DuPont High School - My High School

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At the time I graduated from high school all I could think about was getting out of school. At that time I never really took in what all my school was about.
DuPont Senior High School actually went back to 1926 when the original school high school came to be in Old Hickory TN.
It had 3 teachers and 63 students. But as Old Hickory grew, so did the school.
The first class to graduate was in 1929. The high school had been held in the grammer school but in first high school was built in 1930.
Years down the road, that school burned to the ground and the only thing left standing was the gym.....which still stands and is used today. Later on another school was built on that spot. Later this school became the Jr. High school.
In 1967 another high school was built on another spot of land. This would be the new DuPont Sr. High School.
I attended both the Jr. and the senior high. Graduated from the senior high with a class of 300 and something.
Each graduating class has their own reunions but years ago there was a Al…