Welcome to Sara's Kitchen

  Sara has such a bright and wonderful kitchen.  Just look at the windows in this great room!
There would be no shortage of light in here.  She is a marvelous cook too!

David Austin Teasing Georgia

I thought that this would be a good time to share from Hibiscus House our Teasing Georgia English Rose.
This was a recent flush of bloom that we enjoyed thoroughly.
I hope you enjoy this peaceful Sunday Rose Tour.

David Austin Roses


 We have this rose indoors at dolly's designs for you to read all about it!
"Apron at Rest"

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Watch Your Step!

Back in time that is!  Welcome back to the last part of our nostalgic visit to Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile.  I found out after our trip a few very interesting facts about the place.  Enjoy your tour and be sure to read about them.  I was surprised and now will have to watch one of my daughter's favorite movies again just to see!

Here We Go!

Happy Father's Day

My Daddy Carl and  Mama Dot

I miss my daddy so very much and of course mama who I lost not long ago.  I like to picture them in Heaven having the best time and smiling just like they did here on earth, only bigger!

Daddy, was such an easy going man.  He loved his children very much.  He was a brave man who had fought with one of the most courageous units in WWII.  Men wrote me letters from his unit all of this after his death about his caring nature.  He would give up his treats to the kids around no matter what country.
He survived two ships sinking in WWII.  I'm glad that God blessed him to live and continue on to have his children.
Amalfi, Italy

 Foot of Mt Versuvius

 Secret Unit attached to many units but called the artillery to Darby's Rangers

He was short in stature but by no means was he small.  He was like a lion and you didn't want to cross him.  A truer friend you would never find.

He spoke few words and when he did he spoke as if he were "cajun".  He wasn't of course.
I do remember a few things he said that stand out in my mind.  I'll share them with you now.

Don't talk so much.  Listen and you just might learn something.

So think you, so be you.

If you don't do anything, then you won't make any mistakes.

Do the best you can do, no matter what it is you do.

 Some of his happiest times spent working in his shop with his dogs and family around.

Daddy stayed close to home.  He worked from home.  He was there for we children when we were home for the summer .  That gave Mama the freedom to go out get a job. With 5 kids she didn't have to pay for day care which at the time did not exist.  Most women stayed at home.  She was a stay at home mom for a long time.  Oh, I forgot to mention that she got off at the same time we kids got out of school so, she was still at home. 

I could ramble on and on all day but I'll stop here except to say this:  Don't let another minute go by without telling your loved ones how you feel.  A minute is all the time it takes for them to be gone.  
Enjoy every minute of every day.

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there!

Lone Star Let's Go Out The Back Door!

Welcome to another post about this fabulous place.  Step back in time with me.  This will be a fun tour if you like old buildings and memorabilia from the South.

Love it!  Signs!  Old buildings built high off the ground!
Join me won't you.

Lone Star Let's Go Inside.

I love the Coca-Cola Cooler

I showed a little of the beautiful old building that house the rooms of Lonestar BBQ & Mercantile.  Today I am showing you some of the inside of these buildings with my pictures.  I apologize in advance for the poor quality but hope that you have some idea of what is inside.  Enjoy your picture tour of the inside.

Day Trip Back In Time

It wasn't so long ago I saw something online about this place in South Carolina.  I love old homes, old barns, old buildings.  This place happens to be in Santee, SC.  
My Son in Law said the he and his camping buddies had been to a place the he knew I would love!  The more he talked about it the more I knew it had to be the place that I wanted to go see.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.