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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dinner is even better with Georgia Olive Farms Olive Oil and freshly baked bread! If you have never tried Georgia Olive Oil, you are in for a taste treat. It is delicious! Order two bottles and get free shipping from oliveaffairs@aol.com. A great way to support Georgia agriculture and our Georgia farmers. Check out https://www.facebook.com/georgiaolivefarms.

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Blueberry Plants!

Here's my pot of newly planted blueberry bushes! When they grow a bit and are established, I'll plant them in the ground and hope the deer will leave them alone.

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"It may be Your Right to not Stand for the Pledge, but before you decide..."

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A Very Nice Easter Dinner!

Honey Baked Ham, deviled eggs, sliced tomatoes, collard greens, scalloped potatoes, fresh baked bread, olive oil for dipping, and Matt's delicious apple cake for dessert. Doesn't get much better than that!

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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Here's a photo of Daddy (a.k.a. Jeremiah Clements) reading a favorite poem to Sophie and me.

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The Sicklepod Returns to Our Garden Again!

The sicklepod is such an interesting flower, and it appeared some years ago in our garden. It grew quite large, flowered, produced seed pods, and then disappeared. Now we welcome it back again for another season, and hopefully for many more returns.

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Our Four Jack Russell Terriers in 2009

Sadie Belle




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Sunday, August 07, 2011

We Love Our Twin Fawns and Their Mama!

This summer's twin fawns are not identical at all. One has already lost its spots, and the other one is smaller and still has spots. And even though they are both large enough to have been weaned long ago, they still nurse their mama.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

After Many Attempts, I Finally Photograph Lightning Strikes!

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For Matt's Birthday, We Enjoy Sushi in Alpharetta!

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Justs a Few Random Pictures of the Dogs

Sadie Belle




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Finally, We Have a New (and Beautiful) Hardwood Floor in the Kitchen and Dining Room!

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In the Midst of the Bosch Dishwasher Recovery Efforts, Sophie Settles Down for a Nap

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

On June 4, 2009 We Celebrated Daddy's 96th Birthday!

Here is the Birthday Boy relaxing with the family and enjoying the celebration!

Stephen, Daddy, Stewart and Judy

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On May 27, 2009, our Bosch dishwasher had a catastrophic pump failure and flooded our kitchen, dining room and basement all night long.

To see the photos of this terrible event and to read the commentary, please go to:
Bosch Dishwasher Flood at http://boschdishwasher.blogspot.com/

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A Sad Sign of the Times

I stopped by my favorite watch shop to get some new batteries, but was shocked to see this sign on the window. It reads, "Thanks to all our great customers for all your support, but unfortunately the economy forced our closure. Good luck with Socialism! - the Watch Stop."

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Daddy, The Dogs and I Brave the Wildwoods to Find Wildflowers on the Trail: Jack-in-the-Pulpits, May Apples, Irises and More

We took Sophie and Sadie down the trail to the low-lying area next to the stream where, if you are lucky, you can find Jack-in-the-Pulpits by the hundreds. We were lucky that day, and also found May apples with their apples, irises that grow by the stream, and lichen on the trees. A good hiking adventure for all of us!

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Day Two of Our Trip to the Averett Family Reunion/Homecoming in Greensboro, Alabama!

Sunday was the official day of the Averett Family Homecoming, which is always held on the first Sunday in May.

This year it was held at Searcy Averett's Osage Hunting Lodge on County Road 51 in Greensboro, Alabama. Searcy is Daddy's second cousin and my third cousin, and Searcy' father was Murphy Averett, who was Daddy's uncle. Searcy and his wife Mary Ellen live on several hundred acres in the woods, and in addition to the hunting lodge, there is a lake for fishing and nature walks and programs for children and families. Below are a few photos of the lodge which Searcy built himself a few years ago. The lodge is spacious, comfortable, with beautiful views of the lake and the woods surrounding the lodge.

There were probably about 100 people there for fun, food and fellowship. The reunion was started many, many years ago by Murdie Averett Lyle, who was Daddy's favorite first cousin. I was encouraged that there were so many families with young children who were carrying on the tradition in Murdie's honor. I talked to several people about my age who said that they had come to Murdie's reunion when they themselves were young.

Daddy became fast friends with Searcy's cat Sheba - and Daddy says he doesn't like cats!

Below are some photos of the family - and I apologize that I don't know all of their names, but I will give it my best shot.

Daddy with Jessie Dean Williams (Daddy's cousin Murvle Averett Montz's daughter) from Greensboro, Alabama

Daddy with his 97 year-old cousin Gurthy Averett from Selma, Alabama - Cousin Gurthy makes the best peanut brittle you have ever tasted!

Gurthy, Jessie Dean and Daddy (Jeremiah Clements)

Gurthy and his four wonderful daughters - notice the identical twins on the right!

This Willie Dee Averett Woods with her brother Gurthy Averett

Gurthy, Daddy and Jo Anne Hill Drapo (sorry, but I don't know the name of the sweet lady in the red dress) - Jo Anne is Murdy's granddaughter, and frequently hosts the reunion at their home. That's Jo Anne's husband Rick Drapo in the background.

Another photo of Willie Dee and Gurthy (above)

And now we come to some photos of the covered dish meal we all enjoyed! All the food was so good, and I tried to take a spoonful of everything so that I could taste everybody's cooking. There are some great cooks in the family, and we were happy to hear that Jo Anne is putting together an Averett Family Cookbook. We are looking forward to getting our copies at next year's reunion.

We had planned on eating outside on the spacious decks of the lodge, but we were under a tornado watch/warning and it was too risky to set out all the food on tables under those conditions. Plus the wind was brisk and would have blown away the table cloths and napkins.

Mary Ellen decided it would be best to put the dishes on the large pool table, the bar and a few of the side tables, and serve from there. The weather held off, and we were able to eat outdoors with all the family.

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