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Genealogy Blog Party: Celebrating Traditions --My Grandma's Rolls

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If you are not familiar with the Genealogy Blog Party, be sure to stop over to host Elizabeth O'Neal's blog Little Bytes of Lifeto learn more.

November Theme:  Celebrating Tradition

Share a favorite holiday tradition.
Examples:  

A favorite family recipe or complete meal;A display of treasured ornaments and decorations;Watching special movies or TV shows together;Attending parties and other gatherings.

One day, I will be able to recreate them. At least that is my hope. What am I talking about? I'm talking about being able to make my Grandma Murrell's rolls. Those rolls were only one of many culinary feats my grandmother was able to accomplish in her tiny kitchen. It's the smell and taste of those rolls I long for when the holiday season comes around.

Here's me with my grandma back when I was in high school, posing in her kitchen. 



You know anyone who owns an apron like that one means business in the kitchen. When I was a kid, the aroma of this sweet lady's home on…

I Wonder What They Are Talking About Now

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Retired Col. Trevathan McCarther, Harold Murrell, and Napoleon Sanders
My mother took this picture years and years ago, so I don't have any idea what they were talking about. My godfather, Trevathan McCarther, died unexpectedly on November 24, 2018. He was a true gentleman and friend to those who new him and will be deeply missed. My dad passed away earlier this year and my uncle Nat died in 2014. I imagine now that these three men are enjoying catching up with one another in heaven. Missing you all. See you on the other side. 

Retired Col Trevathan McCarther  April 28, 1945--November 24, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Rest in peace Happy Pie. You are already missed.
I guess I'll have to get to baking another one tomorrow.


To all my friends and family, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thank You Dad For Your Service!

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Pictures of my dad after he completed basic training. He was stationed at Fort Gordon, GA and was part of Company E 3rd Battalion 1st Training Regiment. After completing basic training he immediately enrolled in MP school. While in MP School, he was part of Company B 10th Batallion 4th Training Regiment.

My dad pictured is pictured on the left. 

To all our Veterans, Thank you for your service!

Halloween 2018

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My favorite narwhal and skeleton in the world.
"Say Cheese!"

What I've Been Up To Lately.

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You could call it stress relief, sanity management or a creative burst of energy. I think all those labels are fitting for my recent return to painting. I have to say thank you to my best friend for providing the inspiration for this. Recently, she invited me over for a cup of tea and to do some art. We chatted and listened to music while painting. I walked away afterwards so relaxed. I said to myself, "Okay you need to do more of this." 








Happy Birthday, Ladybug!

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Today she's eleven! How crazy is that. Happy Birthday, Ladybug! Love you to the moon and back. Here's some pictures from yesterday's family celebration. 








For a look back at last year's celebration, take a look at this link:  Just like that...She's 10

Hard Work Pays Off

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My daughter is such a hard worker.  For the longest time, she's been working on getting her kip. For those of you who are not familiar with gymnastics terminology, here's Wikipedia's definition of a glide kip.

The glide kip is performed by swinging in a piked hollow position, toes in front, under the bar to extend to a straight hollow position parallel to the floor. Once extended, the gymnast quickly pulls his or her feet towards the bar while simultaneously pushing down with straight arms to arrive in a straight hollow front support on the bar.

Here's what it looks like in slow motion.




This move may look easy but believe me, it takes incredible strength, coordination, and good timing to be able to perform it correctly. 

I am late posting this video. At the end of September my daughter made her first kip and I was lucky enough to be there to see it when it happened. The first one I didn't get on video but I was able to capture her next two though. Here's one of the…