Showing posts from May, 2013

Memorial Day!

Memorial Day -- a day to remember those who died in the service of our country. This is my great-great-great-grandfather, James Talbott.  When the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898 (think Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders :), James Talbott joined Troop D, the Springfield troop of the First Illinois cavalry, as first lieutenant. An obituary describes him thus:
“Self-sacrificing always he won from the soldiers in his command an esteem which was ardent enough to be termed love. Though not strong, Lieut. Talbott was ever ready to lead through tedious drills and in hours of military toil. He was ever ready to relieve his fellow-officers and fellow soldiers in the ranks and it was while making such self-sacrifice [that] he was overcome by the terrific heat of the south, compelled to resign his commission and to return home.”
“It was said at that time that Talbott was one of the best horsemen in the service. He was perfectly at home in a saddle and his riding was a source of pride amo…

The Last Sunday in May

A light and sweet rain, nourishing the earth...
Our church -- we are so grateful for it!
Deborah is growing into a young lady
Alex and Stephen
Something's caught in the tree!

Brick pathway...

Brilliant red
Our daily walk. How many blessings God showers upon our path -- how grateful I am!!!

Misc. Life, and a Wedding!

Rain, rain, beautiful rain!!!!!
These semi-flowers are so interesting
Fresh berries (not edible)!

An afternoon walk
We had the McK.'s over for dinner!
Deborah and Ruth
Deborah's newest skirt
On our way to a wedding in Forth Worth, we were slowed down by some sort of mini-fender-bender.
But we arrived in plenty of time!

Flowering bushes
Guests arrive...

Relatives of the bride & groom
My lovely Mommy!