Monday, October 24, 2016

Back to the South

It was a very fast trip for me from Vermont back to the south.  There was no sightseeing except for an occasional stroll through a Cracker Barrel gift shop.  

 It was freeway the entire time through New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas ...

...and finally, Shreveport, La and a visit with my Lambert cousins.  Jo Beverly has not changed a whit in the past two years since her 90th birthday.  She is still going to work every day and has no plans to retire.  I am hoping I can talk her into taking a few days and traveling with me next spring--I am sure her work will survive without her for a day or two.

Cousin, Kim drove up from Houston to spend the weekend so it felt like a party.

And Brenda (Jo's daughter-in-law) and her mother, Lily, made it a really fun and very warm hen party.

It is so pleasant visiting this 'new' branch of my family.  I think of them as a gift that I never expected when I started this nomadic life 4 years ago.  

Once again, I am behind in blogging--due to a lot of business to take care of in Ft Worth, Tx with Aunt Louise.   It is not all work though so I best get back into the blog routine.  Thanks for hanging in there.


  1. I can't believe that Jo Beverly is past her 90s. Honestly, she looks like not a day above 75. AMAZING!

  2. I agree. She is also just as sharp as she looks. I share a few of those genes and hope they work for me as well.

  3. Gosh, is she related to Louise? Amazing.

  4. No, she is not related to Aunt Louise. It is amazing the number of members of my family and also my husband's family who have reached 90+. It gives me hope that I might make it there too but mostly I want the quick mind that they all seem to have had.