Bentley and I have been enjoying a few days in Jackson MS at the wonderful dog show they host each September. Or rather I should say that I have ben enjoying this time as Bentley would just as soon be home sleeping on the sofa! I had planned several outings, but other than one cemetery… Continue reading The not a mystery anymore building
"It is not that I belong to the past, but the past that belongs to me." ~Mary Antin Summer visits to see Grandparents always included trips to cemeteries where family members were buried. This ritual may seem strange to some, but for us it is perfectly normal. As Southerners we are firmly rooted in the… Continue reading Going back
I've always loved stained glass whether it is in a church or a public building. Just like with quilts it is the colors and shapes that pull my eyes to it. I don't know which came first - my love of quilts or my love of stained glass. I see quilts in stained glass… Continue reading Capitol Glass
Mississippi State Capitol -Dome of the Senate Chamber (yes, it is politically incorrect with its Indian maidens, but puhleez do not attempt to have them removed, thank you).
On my recent fast trip to Jackson I spent a little time on the grounds of the New Capitol (yes, folks still refer to it as the "New" Capitol even though it is over 100 years old). This is the figurehead from the second USS Mississippi (Battleship #23). The keel was laid down in 1904 and… Continue reading Wednesday 09.23.2015
Our day started early at the dog show. I was still in the hallway outside when the welcoming announcements were made and everyone was asked to observe a moment of silence in honor of the heroes of the 9/11 attacks. While the National Anthem played I rubbed Bentley's ears and silently gave thanks to God… Continue reading Jackson Dog Show – Day 2
Bentley and I saddled up early this morning, dropped the other yappers off and after a quick trip back home to reconfigure the load (drop off the extra crate and load suitcase and dog supplies) we were on the road. Our primary reason is to do the dog show going on in Jackson, Mississippi. But,… Continue reading Jackson Dog Show, Day 1