Sunday, March 30, 2008,8:55 PM
This is a picture of my mother's great grandfather Milton Doss. He was in the U.S. Army 143 Reg. Indiana Inf. and was discharged on October 17, 1865.
He is the only relative that I know of that was in the north army in the Civil War. There were many in the Confederate army from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
(This was inspired by Abraham Lincoln's recent photos from his past.)
Saturday, March 29, 2008,4:31 PM
I ran into this on Main Street today. It was cold and windy, but this made me smile. :)
Thursday, March 27, 2008,6:45 PM
It's getting very cloudy this evening and it's supposed to rain tonight. This is the view into our neighbor's back yard. I hope these beautiful blumes aren't washed off tonight.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008,3:50 PM
As you can see, the cattails down by the river have opened up for all the seed to blow out. This is much like life; as one ends, another starts.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008,7:32 PM
I spent some time down by the river this afternoon. There were 32 geese! Here is a couple of them that were right next to me.
Monday, March 24, 2008,7:36 PM
The weather was wonderful today. Wish I had been up there with him. :)
Sunday, March 23, 2008,9:05 PM
My older daughter left this note out Saturday night. I love the ending. :)
"Dear Easter Bunny,
can you look for my puppy Brownie? She is brown and soft and has long ears and a tail. If you do just put it on my bed and my room is by some steps.
Love Katie Beth.
p.s.- Don't use all that time looking."
Friday, March 21, 2008,8:55 PM
before and after
Thursday, March 20, 2008,10:20 PM
I drove north of Alma (east of Van Buren) today and saw that spring is here. :)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008,9:11 PM
This is about all I saw today. It rained all night and all day. It's still raining! We had flood warnings and tornado warnings all around us, too. Hasn't happened here..... yet.
Monday, March 17, 2008,5:36 PM
The back side of the old Main Street. The buildings are close to or more than 100 years old.
I've always loved the back of buildings.
Sunday, March 16, 2008,8:11 PM
He didn't seem to mind it. At the rate our government is going, we'll all have these soon. :)
Saturday, March 15, 2008,7:24 PM
A look at another train track in Van Buren. This is down near the river.
Friday, March 14, 2008,9:44 PM
This is part of the train track behind Main Street. You can see how old it is.
Thursday, March 13, 2008,10:03 PM
snow last week
Had to be at work today from 8:00 morning untill 9 night. Didn't have a chance to get a good picture.
It was in the 70's today, but this photo shows what it was like a week ago.
Monday, March 10, 2008,7:13 PM
This is the tourist station here in Van Buren. There is still a train stopping by here that takes people on trips up the mountains. I've done it a few times and had a great time. The building is close to a hundred years old.
Sunday, March 09, 2008,7:11 PM
I had a book signing last night in Fayetteville. That's north of Van Buren - the home of the University of Arkansas.
Friday, March 07, 2008,8:56 PM
more of the same
I've been looking for the name of the artist, but the paper I have only shows the price of the works. If anyone from here sees this and knows, let me know.
Thursday, March 06, 2008,7:45 PM
Another from the art exhibition Sunday afternoon. Sorry I've been gone. I've had too much to do!
Monday, March 03, 2008,7:43 PM
I played piano at an art exhibition yesterday. There were some beautiful pieces. I'll show more tomorrow.
Sunday, March 02, 2008,6:48 PM
Did my first book signing last night. It went really well. I'll have another this weekend in Fayetteville.