Just some random pictures from our week in Paris…
Saturday, April 23, 2022
If you have been wondering where I am…well we have been traveling! We planned this trip almost two years ago…hoping things would be better by now….
Our French Rotary exchange student from 23 yrs. ago took the train into Paris to spend the day with us.
Then all five of our daughters arrived and we rented a luxury apartment (not like us) for a whole week .
Thursday, April 14, 2022
When you move to a new town, it is always fun to scout out all of the restaurants and coffee shops.
Just south of downtown, which here is referred to as the near south side, I spied a coffee shop where I was just sure I could get a strong cup of coffee and maybe a croissant.
Sunday, April 10, 2022
We have some friends here in Ft. Worth that were also neighbors in the little mountain town in Colorado (where we use to spend our summers). Well, they also have a ranch west of Ft. Worth that I’ve always wanted to visit, and we finally got an invitation.
You drive about and hour and a half west of town on the freeway, but the last mile is down a gravel road,
as is the driveway up to the house.
There are two small flat top mountains on the property and the house sits at the base of one of them. They both have great hiking trails.
The little farm house was built in the 1920’s making it 100 years old,
although our friends bought the 2, 000 spread back in1996.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
When we spend time with an important person or say a celebrity, we Americans use the phrase rubbing elbows with that person. Well I did just that today with award winning journalist and author Tim Madigan at a book review of his newest novel Of The First Class which is the history of our world famous Kimbell Museum.
Making me feel a bit like a celebrity.
Tim’s best selling book (I think) is about a race riot in Tulsa back in the 1920’s .
where a whole black community was wiped out. History that most of us would like to erase, but it happened.
His book that I want to read is about his relationship with a t.v. icon Mr. Rogers.
Fred Rogers had a wildly popular children’s show when my girls were growing up. Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
Apparently the book is about how Fred counseling a depressed Tim about his relationship with his father.
Speaking of rubbing elbows… I know you weren’t…I was .You will never guess who the beautiful young woman with me is! Meet Mattie Parker.. The new smart as a whip 38 year old Ft. Worth mayor!
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Our family has had a shock this week.
My sister Polly lost her husband Mike to a sudden heart attack on Monday.
Some of you have read about my talented creative sister Polly on this page. She had an equally lovable husband who we will all miss dearly. He had a thirst for knowledge and has been busy taking courses at both TCU University and Tarrant Country Jr. College since his retirement, that is when he wasn’t spending time with his three little grandsons who called him Pappy.
Mike and I shared love of history, so he invited me to attend a lecture with him a couple of weeks ago on the many court houses in our county. I will forever cherish that one on one time we spent together..💕
Hopefully my next post will not be about another funeral…