Monday, July 11, 2016

On the Tenn-Tom riverway

Some pretty pics along the waterway around Dwayne Hayes Campground.









I am thinking this is my favorite pic.











Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Birthday party for my Sweet Aunt who is 96 years young.

 Richard, my brother Sonny, Virginia and myself went to Birmingham this past Sunday to celebrate the birthday of a most precious lady, the only aunt I have left, Deatrice Boyd.  She turns 96 this week and still just as gracious as ever.


 Her children, Delores, Carol and Mike really did her up right for her special day.  Just look who came to help her celebrate, Elvis himself and I must say, he was in good form that day.
 We used to go to Guntersville park and camp with them occasionally.  She and I had our favorite fishing hole and that is where we would head as soon as we got there.  This little lady could catch fish when no one else could.  Of course I would catch a few too because she would tell me, Watana, put your cork over here.  It was the spot where she was catching them.  She is such a caring, sharing person, she even shared her fishing hole with me so I could catch a few.


 No matter how small the fish were, she would always clean, skin, and debone all these fish, and these are bream fish, which are small already.  Then this little lady would cook those fish and they were always the best tasting you would ever eat.  No restaurant could hold a candle to her cooking.  WOW, so good and not only fish either.
 Turn your sound all the open to hear Elvis singing to her.


 This pic shows Elvis giving her a gold and diamond bracelet.  OH WOW!  She has always been such a beautiful lady and passed these genes right on down to her children.


A picture of me and my Aunt D T.  That is what we called her all of our lives.  Guess we could not say Deatrice.  The quilt behind her is the one I gave her for her birthday.  She was so pleased with it, she cried and made me cry too. 
I love my Aunt Dee Tee.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The "Yes you can do this" Art quilt class at the MQA June gathering

When asked about teaching a class at the Mississippi Quilt Association, of course I accepted, always love to share anything about quilting, hoping it will encourage the younger ones to carry on the tradition.  The above is the Art Quilt I decided to teach.


Friday, December 26, 2014

"Out to see the Manatees"

The Morrows, Pat , Donnie and Mandy's Sissy Abby spent Thanksgiving here in Cross City with us for a few days.

One of the bitds along the Beautiful Suwannee River.

Our Little Mandy.  It was a little chilly so I loaned her my ear muffs.

I think she enjoyed wearing them.

Donnie and Pat all bundled up.  This was early it
 the morning, It did warm up later.


They all wanted to site see and left me at the helm, what were they thinking?


Not sure if Pat was singing or not, but Donnie and Abby seemed to be liking it.

Mandy and her blankie.












The girls taking care of business.

These two are sisters and are spoiled rotten.


Pat sitting in the Hilton Jr.

Pop, myself and our baby Mandy.


I love the way this pic turned out.




Notice how smooth the water is and the reflection is so beautiful.  Loving that Suwannee River.



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2 of my favorite girls...........


We launched the boat, went across the river into Fanning Springs and found these Manatees.  They are such gentle loving creatures.  I was at the back of the boat and this one came up to me.  I did not have any food to give it, sure wish I had some lettuce with me.

This is a great pic of the Manatee.  Although they live in the water, they are mamals and breath air.  This one has a couple of scars on his back. likely caused by boat motors cutting them.  As soon as we saw them we cut our motor.

As you can see, this one has come up for air.

Abby had fun on her ride, her mommy Pat is keeping her blankie on her.


There was a baby with this family but I could not get a picture of it for some reason. 

The water is so clear because we are in the Springs water.  It is also warm water, which is why the Manatees are here.  They cannot survive in cold water.

When the water starts getting cold, the Manatees begin to come into the Springs for the warmth of the water which never gets below a certain temp.

Another one up for air.