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Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

Monday, April 23, 2007

Parade in Beautiful Downtown Rolesville, April 14

This day marked the beginning of Little League Season in Beautiful Downtown Rolesville., population 1000. We live just six minutes from Rolesville but our mailing address is Wake Forest which is twenty minutes away. This is where we shop for groceries, get gasoline, go to Ace Hardware and MacDonald's.
We and an old tractor were the only "non" Little League participants.
David and Claudia are in the trailer with eight of Lester and Ruth Barham's grandchildren. Scott, Lester, Ruth and I are riding in the jeep. It was a lot of fun because between Lester and Scott they knew almost every one in the parade and on the street.
Little League teams in trucks and trailers made up the bulk of the parade and it lasted, in all, twenty minuets,maybe.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Resurection Sunday April 8

Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph o're His foes......
What a privilige to celebrate the Risen Christ, our only hope.
The day dawned cold at 30 degrees. We had no global warming but we had two huge bonfires to moderate the chill.

Lester Barham cooked eggs, sausage and grits for the hundred or so of us who gathered there on the hill that beatuful morning.

Strolling through Duke Gardens

Monday April 2 Jonathan and Meghan Sides were perfect hosts and guides through the gorgeous gardens at Duke University. in Durham, NC. They prepared a beautiful dinner for us, too. Many thanks to you.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Going our own ways to Georgia and South Carolina

Bill and I took a Senior Citizen Spring Break in South Carolina to visit Cousin Janet and her husband David Somers.

First stop was Isle of Palms which is right on the Atlantic Ocean


This is a view of the house from the beach with a a closer view.below. The house is a nine sided structure with many interesting and different amenities including a glass elevator which we oldies really did appreciate since we slept on the third floor.

Here are the very happy, relaxed and content beach bums.... David and Janet Somers and Mary. The weather was perfect the whole time we were there.

We were too busy "looking" to take many pictures of Charleston with its old houses, the battery with a view of Ft. Sumpter in the harbor, the old Market down town where women were weaving sweet grass baskets and dining on delicious shrimp.

Next stop was to see the historic town of McClellanville, population 459 elevation 9 feet, in the Frances Marion National Forest. Uncle Frank(Frances Marion) Holmsley was named after him.
We had She Crab Soup for the first time here and it was delicious. She Crab soup is a creamy bisque of crab with the roe and sherry added at the end.
David's daughter son-in-law and granddaughter live here and own beautiful horses.

David and Janet have a beautiful home in Georgetown right on the inter coastal waterway. I need to mention that David is a retired Navy Captain and really needs and loves to be on and in the water. This house has many memorabilia of his life in the Navy and we so enjoyed seeing and hearing about his adventures.

The house next door

David and Janet at the helm.

Bill and I took over(just kidding)

The small marina just outside the door of their home.

The Scott Browns all packed and ready to go Georgia. They camped in Stone Mountain Park for a few days then Scott, Blair and Claudia attended the Father Daughter Retreat at Callaway Gardens at Pine Mountain Georgia. Kelly and Peter were there so the family had a most enjoyable reunion.