Pirate Cove (Yo Ho Ho)

Another new Pirate flag - Another new project.

 I went for a red flag this time to match the Bacardi Bat.

Here's the basic supplies for the new project - Pirate Cove.
Treasure chests filled with treasure.

We baked salt dough cookies and spray painted them bright gold!

I already had the two smaller "chests." I found the wooden one at the thrift shop for $2. A little stain and a little spray paint and they are Pirate ready.

  We have this nook in the front room. We redo it every so often with a theme of some sort. Today's inspiration came from some stobs of wood left over from my Century plant, some old liquor bottles (Yo ho ho) and the rest just fell into place.

Left chest

Middle chest

Right chest

And a color bumped heron.... just because I can...

Time for Something New

The end of 2016 was a challenge but I'm the kinda person who looks forward to 2017.
Having said that let's move forward.

My last few posts were all not happy but there were a few moments to remember.
I got to get a bit closer to one of my cousins and her family.

 I also got to visit a childhood favorite and do some fishing at the River Bridge.

It was a nice, but short, break from all the troubles at hand.




And the elusive Saline River alligator log...

 Some fun over the Christmas holidays...

 I grew this giant flower plant, over 8 foot tall!!

 It's a marigold I'm pretty sure.

 Pretty butterfly

Some target practice.

 An interesting homemade target.


 We built a grilling station.

 At night, all lit up!

Some paint and stencil work.

And a short trip to Port Charlotte to the Peace River Wildlife Center.
This bird kept saying HELLO!


 Beautiful Owl

Sandhill Crane

 Crested Caracara
 Bald Eagle

Night Heron

 I soooo wanted to touch this girl.

 Mike next to the water.

 Ineteresting mailbox.
Looking forward to the new year and new change.

RIP - Fred Wegner

Fred Benjamin Wegner

 October 25, 1938 - December 9, 2016 

Fred Benjamin Wegner, age 78, of Kingsland passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home. He was born October 25, 1938 in Hereford, Texas, to Chris and Martha Medley Wegner. Fred was a member of Kingsland United Methodist Church, Kingsland Masonic Lodge, Saeler's Hunting Club, served in the United States Navy and also served on the Cleveland County Quorum Court for several years. He worked as an electrician for Boeing Aerospace all across the country in missile testing and development before returning to Kingsland. 

Fred and his wife owned and operated Saeler's Grocery in Kingsland for twenty-four years before retiring. He was a family man, who was very much loved and respected. Mr. Wegner was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Chris H. and Bobby Wegner. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jo Granderson Wegner of Kingsland; three daughters, Christi (Greg Herron) Wegner of Rison, Leisa (Stan) Hobson of Fordyce, Wendy (Keith) James of Kingsland; one sister, Lucy Gillespie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Heidi (John Ashcraft) Rowland, Cody (Brooks) Rowland, Brittany Hobson; three step-grandchildren, Chris (Jordan) Herron, Kyle Herron, Devin Herron; four great grandchildren, Mason Long, Dawson Ashcraft, Zak Whittington, Sophia Rowland; one step-great grandchild, Dani Beth Herron.

Memorial Video

Ethel's PostCards - Updated

On my last trip home I was entrusted with archiving these vintage postcards. The vast majority of them are addressed to my grandmother Ethel Beckham. They show dates of the early 1900's and the artwork on some of them is so retro they are new again.

I seem to remember we, as kids, found these in an old burnt out bus that had sat just inside the woods at my Grandpa's house for years.

I have the backsides scanned in also if anyone is interested in seeing the stamps or trying to interpret the writing on the cards. Let me know.

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I have the backs of the cards uploaded to my Dropbox. You should be able to download them and fire them up with your favorite photo editing software so that they can be enhanced. Some of the writing is very "care-worn."

Click Here➽➽➽ Ethel's Postcard Backs