Another Hero Taken Way Too Soon!



Investigator Farrah 'Maxine' Turner
End of Watch October 22, 2018

We've lost yet another officer killed in the line of duty.  Dedicated to serving at all costs.  She and Terrence were ambushed as well as all of the injured officers.  Prayer is needed for all.

Traditional Southern Sayings



Is that how you spell it?  I'll be dadgum if I know!  If you're from around here, you know these words plus a whole lot more!  Talking traditional southern words today.


Chinese Snowball




We purchased these beauties in the Spring.  They are gorgeous, huge, but gorgeous.  I usually buy plants and trees in smaller sizes but this year I decided to buy big.  

I planted one in one of our front floating gardens.  You can see the garden island makeover in these two posts:  Makeover and Finish.  This particular Snowball is now beginning to bloom for the Fall!  What a treasure to have!  Now to decide where to plant the other two.  Today talking Snowball Bushes.

We Said Goodbye With Sadness

Terrence Carraway
City of Florence Photo

Our hearts go out to all in our area.  It was only a few days ago and how did this happen?  We live in a relatively small area and things like this just don't happen here, or so we thought.  A tragedy happened that lets us know they do happen and the location makes no difference.

We said goodbye yesterday to a true hero. Chuck and Terrence were friends and fellow officers.  He was never afraid of anything.  Always there when you needed him.  He will be missed.

TOMATO TALK, ORANGE MARMALADE, & STRAWBERRY JAM

TOMATO TALK, ORANGE MARMALADE, & STRAWBERRY JAM

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.