Friday, December 2, 2011

Aunt Lizzy's

I went to Aunt Lizzy's house today. Her sister, and my Aunt Dorcas, passed away this morning. I will tell of that in a later post. Although the pretty redbirds that were perched on the old dying apple tree outside her kitchen window would not let me take theirs, I did take some neat pictures while there.

The last remnants of fall and the ever present flag off the front porch of the house they have lived in nearly sixty years.

A Better Homes and Garden magazine from the year they married. Note the price is only $.25 for this content laden book. She declined my $50.00 offer by saying, "If I was going to get rid of it, I would just give it to you."

My cousin took this picture of a fallen leaf on Thanksgiving day. Doesn't it look like a floundering starfish?

This picture of the old storm cellar is deserving of a story all its own. My two same-as-sisters cousins and I sat on this shelter many days watching cars go by on what was the main thoroughfare from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Uncle Jack teases that we sat out there looking for "fellers." I wonder how many times my husband passed by on his way to his friend's house in Flat Rock. Because he rode motorcycles, I am sure we discounted him as a potential mate.


  1. Nice photos! My post on friendship quilts was written for 11/8/10.

    Sorry to learn about your aunt' passing.

  2. I'm sorry for your family's loss.


  3. So sorry for your loss.
    Sounds like you have some great memories...and I love the picture of that old magazine.

    Take care.

  4. I am so sorry you lost your aunt. I know that must've been a really sad visit. Loved seeing the pictures you took there. Neat, you sitting on that storm cellar all those years ago.

  5. So sorry to hear about your aunt. It is sad when these people we knew all of our lives leave this earth. Funny story about the storm cellar.

  6. I am sure she will be greatly missed, by Aunt Lizzy.

  7. Sorry to hear about your aunt, but what wonderful memories.

  8. Very sorry about loosing your aunt. Her name reminded me of the movie Ladies in Lavender.

  9. I'm sorry for your loss - but it sounds like you've got some lovely memories to comfort you.

  10. You honor your Aunt with all your loving memories.
    So sorry for your lose.