past & Present
front porch 2006
old and and fuzzy photo
Pat and J around 1999, just before a performance by The Rockettes, Grand Palace, Branson Missouri.
fuzzy elderly folks and Mrs Claus
Branson Landing, Branson Missouri, 2009.
J was recovering from appendectomy, when this was shot.
I believe this was about 5 years ago. All the dates seem to run together, these days! It’s a very good thing J keeps a written record of all his surgeries and other life events!
all photos above are from 2005-2009, with the exception of the Grand Palace photo 1999.
More from our home 2010 coming soon.
Sarah’s Christmas tree party
A note about the trees
The ornaments on these trees are a collection that began the first year we were married.
We had a tiny Charlie Brown style tree in 1983. J found a Hallmark wildlife ornament, a pheasant, that year. After that, Christmas decorating was like a snowball that began rolling the first part of November and rolled right along to Christmas Day.
We added to our collections at after Christmas sales for many years. Now and then we are still tempted to add even more.
The photo, through the french door, with Molly lying in the sun, shows a tree with more than 200 Hallmark ornaments, we’ve collected through the years. I am going to see if the kids will go through that batch and take them home. That’s a lot of ornaments.
We decorated every room at the farm and continued here, for a few years.
In 2006 our home was on the Garden Club tour.
In 2007, Jennifer of The Old Painted Cottage, honored our efforts by featuring our home as the