Dinner/Lily/Nashville and Other
Good morning all!
Facebook has been an awesome outlet
for reconnecting with folks from your
past that you might have lost contact with.
Since 2009 with the help of FB I reconnected
with a lot of folks I lost contact with
after school, while I was raising a family
and making a life.
Up until a couple of years ago several
groups here and there would do get
together's but life took us all in
Summer months usually found
small DuPont reunions happening
at the dock where a group of guys
that went to DuPont were
Some of these guys have played
together since in elementary
school. All but one guys is
from Old Hickory TN. (where
our Jr. High is located).
I took this photo for
the guys a few yrs ago.
Yesterdays post I asked if anyone knew
where the name Old Hickory came from.
I have also posted pics of the sky over
Hermitage Property ~ Home
of President Andrew Jackson.
Got a guess....
okay, very well I will tell you.
Old Hickory is the nickname
that troops gave Jackson in battle.
Said he was tough as
With all that said, me and five other ladies
got together for dinner last night.
The lady on the end in the blue is
Carol. I have known Carol since
we were in the second grade!
She is going through a lot right now.
Sister had a couple of strokes a
few months ago and is not doing
well. While being in a nursing
home to rehab she developed
MRSA. During all that he
husband has a spot on his
throat and will be having an MRI on
that. And there is a chance that
Carol will lose both her legs.
Carol was born with a hole in
her heart and her feet turned to
the sides. Since school she has
had surgeries to straighten her
legs and through the yrs she
has suffered. She walks with a
cane and is in constant pain.
With all said and done, the legs
are in such bad shape that removing
them might be the only chance she
Next to Carol is Dawn. Dawn lives in the subdivision that backs mine
and yet I have not seen her in a couple of yrs. Both Carol and
Dawn graduated in 1978.
The lady on the end is Bonita (in blue). Bo graduated in 77 and
they are actually having a reunion at the end of the month.
I knew of Bo in school but I did not know her until 2009.
In the middle is Laura. Laura also graduated
in 1978. She recently sold her business.
Her and a friend of her's had a care giver
company, where the placed care givers
in homes where they were needed. He and
her hubby have sold their home and bought
a another one. They are painting and doing
some work on the older one to put on the
market. Hubby will be retiring soon with
Next is Sharon. Again, I did not know her
personally while in school but she is
a sweetie. Lived in Az. for awhile
but moved back to TN a few yrs ago.
Her and soon to be hubby are buying
We met for dinner and had a great time! Laughs and conversation
This is downtown Nashville.
News report is that OVER 100 new people
are moving into Nashville and surrounding
areas A DAY!
That explains the traffic!
Homes are going up all
over the place. And the days
of having a home built on
property is a thing of the past.
Drive way in the back with an
alley that takes you to it
and a carport...no yard.
235 thousand up to
over 250 thousand.
Sorry to keep posting pics of Lily
but she is a major source of
entertainment for Dakota
Thinking since retirement I
might need to get a life!!
Just like a KID, give her
a box and she is happy!
Do you see her?
HAHA...see things don't seem
to change through the yrs.
This is my now 30 yrs old
son playing in a box!!
Back to Lily in the box!
But keep in mind...
she plays hard and
she sleeps and naps
a lot. Of course she is
still a baby.
Check out that tiny little nose!
playing from under the chair.
Thinking Halloween already!
I am thinking of renting a booth
in Oct. as a fund raiser for
the Pet Community Center.
The night will be
Behind the Mask,: Hero or
As a vendor I will be dressing
as a Hero.
Velma from Scooby Doo!
Thanks to all that comment on
my photos of my blog.
I have been told since I
picked up a camera that
I have the eye!
I actually have two!
You thought for the day...
If you are having a bad day keep
this in mind!
Thanks for stopping in,