Monday, August 21, 2017

TOTAL Eclipse

I left my last post with this

Letting you all know that I was
ready for what was taking
place today.

A friend and I drove a bit
up the road, 1.5 hours to 
Granville TN
for the actual
TOTAL Eclipse. 

We got there early since
we had NO CLUE
what we would be facing
with traffic and people.

It was smooth sailing....

Walked around Granville
which is a historical 
town and has 
less then 2000 folks
in it. 

Only place I know that you 
can actually stand in the
middle of the street and 
not get run over.

Nope....we did not check out the 
saloon....a bit early for a drink!

However we did walk to the park
that sets on the river.

What a beautiful place.

Fall comes I think I am coming back..
the reflection of the trees on that
water was amazing...
I can just see the fall colors bouncing
off that water!

While sitting there in some chairs I
kept seeing some really
fish jumping out of the 
Although my trigger
snapping finger
is a bit to slow to catch 

Local church in the center
of town had a guest 

There is a cool museum that 
tells the story of the town.

I stepped in to catch this shot.

Flowers all over town.

Flags on all the telephone polls.

The General Store.

Signs on and around the General Store.

About 11 we headed to the local
diner for lunch.

After lunch we 
picked our spot and 
Theresa got set up with 
her cameras. And I took 
a seat on the bench with my
camera in hand.

Issue being....neither her or I thought
about the cameras and needing 
a special filter for our Nikons.
By the time we thought of it,
it was to late to locate a filter. 

Although Apple said the Iphones were
good to go.
With that said, mine would not
catch anything!

Anyway....the wait began!

T and two mins counting.

And it begins.

It was fun watching 
everyone else.


Played around with my Iphone
and got this shot...

Only when the moon covered
the sun could you look
up without glasses....
and use the Nikon without
a filter.

This is the shot I got.

I thought it was going to get
dark in steps, but it did not
work that way. It got dark
all at once, when the moon
covered the sun.

Strange, dusk at 1:30 in
the afternoon.

The aftermath on I40
on the way home.
Went through Wilson Co. and 
the fair is going on.
A special event for the 
eclipse took place there
and we got caught up in 
that traffic.

After getting home and 
picking up the fur babies
at mom's I got home to
remove my hat.
and kind of liking this 

Thanks for stopping in, 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I am Ready for the Eclipse

Traveling a couple hours 
outside of Nashville to 
view the eclipse. 

Touch base when I return.

Thanks for stopping in, 

Jerry Lewis - Actor, Comedian

Jerry Lewis

Thank you for the laughs.
The memories.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Barbie Doll Clothes

My daughter came over today to 
move some of 
her stuff out of my shed. 

While doing that we pulled some 
bins from the back of the shed and
I brought them in the house to go through. 
One bin was full of my old Barbie doll
clothes. They went through me, my 
daughter and my niece. 

Inside ~ two of MY dolls and Barbie 
doll clothes. 

My daughter laughed over this poor doll.
I am not sure what happened to the hair but
my great grandma gave me this doll when I was
a young child. 

The clothes are what I was excited about getting 
into. Oh the memories. 

When I was playing with Barbies there were
several girls my age that lived around me
and we would get together to play Barbies.

I felt so out of play cause I could not go to 
the store and buy Barbie clothes. That was just
a luxury that we could not afford. I was a bit
ashamed that when I played Barbie I carried
an old suitcase full of HANDMADE Barbie

Little did I realize that I was so much
more lucky to have them then store bought
clothes. My mom sat and took the time to
make all these clothes for me and my dolls.
When I look at the work that went into them
today I do realize that I was so lucky to have
a mom that could do this for me. I am sure
that my friends are not sitting and going 
through a bin of store bought clothes
today cause I am sure they did not hold
up as well as mine have. 

Let me show you the love my mom 
put into these clothes for me and 

Lily wanted to play with them. This is what folks
used to use to polish and shine their shoes.

My mom put snaps on it and it became a mink 
stol for my dolls. 

Isn't she just so fancy in her mink?

But that was not all mom made me....
a fur coat for Barbie. 

My Barbies were richer then I even knew at the time.

This was one of my fav dresses.
Heavy, thick, long red dress.
It dipped down in the back and would
drag the floor as Barbie walked. 

Over look the wrinkled look since it has been packed
for years.

Here is the brides dress made from the same
pattern as the red dress. 

Check out this cool veil.

Check out this lace outfit for evening wear.

It also has a pair of pants to wear with the shirt.

Top and skirt.

Such a 70's print! This is a pair of short cool lots or

A silky long tight dress.

Dipped neckline in the back.

Cute pants and top outfit.

Loving the back of the top. 

And Barbie had to have a sexy night gown.

Another fav outfit of mine. 


Nice work dress for Barbie.

My Barbies also had coats for the winter time.

Sorry for the blurred pic but I wanted to show
the pockets on the coat. 

This was an outfit for Skipper.

Winter coat for Skipper.

Another evening gown.

Top and skirt for Skipper.

Basic black dress.

Dresses for Skipper.

I loved this outfit also. 
I think my brother had a shirt made of this.

Fancy evening gown.

Skippers house coat. 

Barbie's house coat.

I have several pairs of PJs for Barbie.

 Mom even made tiny Barbie shorts.

Barbie loved going out at night....another evening gown.

Skippers dress.

Another set of PJs
Bad pic....but this is a vest and pants to match.

One of my fav outfits for Skipper....check out the little

70s Hippie pants!


I even have clothes for Ken! 
There are so many more outfits I did not
take pics of. 

Thanks mom for making all these
clothes for me! I cherish them still
today after all these years. 

Thanks for stopping in,