Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

 Kurt and Olivia indulged me in going to this incredible cemetery in Savannah on our way home from Jacksonville
 It was such a beautiful day in Savannah--the perfect time to be there without the damp heat of the summer.
 This grave was particularly touching and evidently a popular stop.

 The south is like its own country and culture.  I love the draping spanish moss which adds to the mystery of a cemetery.

 It sits right on this water inlet.

Thank you K and O for the lovely tour to satisfy my unending love of cemeteries!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Joyous Happy Birthday, Ashley!

Ashley was pretty much this fun as soon as she showed up in 1976, election month, right after my debut as a pregnant Minnie Mouse for Halloween.  Even after all these years I can still remember my emotions from that moment she was born.   Our first born, who bore the brunt of parents that knew little of what that meant,  yet she has no bad memories, no sad stories, just optimism of what life holds, and what life will always hold for her.  I am so grateful for the lessons she continues to teach me of enjoying life, the hard, the good, the moment, yes, the right now.
Thanks for making Minnie not be pregnant forever, for making me a real, live, mother.  Happy Birthday! I will love you forever.