Saturday, July 5, 2008

We're Back!

We're back from Fayetteville and worn slap out!  We had a blast, though.  Next weekend, Kale and Kayla will be coming to Flippin for a wedding, so I can't wait for that!

When we got home, we took Tyler to the Pizza Hut for supper and had a nice visit with him.  He still lives at home, but at 19, we don't see a lot of him (at least during waking hours), so it's good when we actually get to sit and talk "for a spell".

I found a couple of pictures at my Mom's from our "tent days".  I don't think we had much of a camera back then because pictures are hard to come by.  But here are a couple that I found:

This is a truck my Dad bought when he began building our house "up the hill".  It's a 1957 Ford (purchased 8/29/77).  That old truck did a lot of labor for Dad in those days.  As you can see, Dad had to clear out a lot of trees before he could start building.

 Construction up the hill 1977

I love this picture of my mom and grandma.  It was taken about 3 months after we got to Arkansas (October 1977).  That's our wood stove with the diamond pattern on top in the foreground.  During the winter, the sides of the tent pretty much stayed down like you see here, but in the summer, we left the sides up most all the time for a good breeze.

Mom and grandma in tent Oct 1977

Sure makes me want to get out my sleeping bag!


Becky said...

I love the picture of your mom and grandma in the tent. I read your tent story to my husband last night. It is so interesting. My favorite part is about your hair. I know you must have been cold, but it is so funny that it made a crunching sound and the kids wanted to touch it. It really is a lot of trouble to be so beautiful. HA!!

I have a question for you. How do you get your old pictures to turn out so good on the computer? I have been wanting to put some on of my Poppa and Grandma but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Becky said...

Oh by the way I love your new background. I've been wanting to change mine for sometime, just haven't had time yet.

His Doorkeeper said...

I love the picture of your mama and grandma. It is one of those pictures that needs no words to explain the relationship!