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Thanks Al... Love your part of the world, cold or not. As a younger man I dreamed of living up there. Just ran out of youth before I could get around to it. Yup, I know there are plenty of aged folks living the rough life up there, but I won't be one of them.
 

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something a little different today.

An acquaintance at church passed away. It was expected.

Here are a few photos of the funeral and burial. The cemetery is behind the church, it was placed so that the Graves can be seen from the altar.

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Hopefully the family can find strength, comfort, and peace.
Thanks.

They were all looking well. Tom had terminal prostate cancer, and had been given 6 months to live. His wife took such good care of him, that he made it 3 years, and was pretty mobile up until the last month. He then deteriorated at a predictable rate, which meant that his kids and grandkids (from the east coast) and friends all managed to make it to say goodbye and be here for the funeral.

As these things go, it all went very well.
 

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Beautiful summer pictures, winter, nice to look at but wouldn't want to live there! You are right, Texas is crowded. I go by places I lived as a kid and it is waaaaay different. But I wouldn't want to live any where else.
 

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prayers for both his family and his church family. what a beautiful way to be laid to rest.
I loved the pic's too. where as the winter pictures are truly beautiful I think i'm more of a spring and fall kinda girl. shhhh, don't tell anybody but Arkansas isn't near as crowded as our neighbor to the southwest and I like it that way.
 

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kids and I went on a home school fieldtrip yesterday to an old homestead.

fun stuff.

you can't see it in the photo... but it is set to 32 cents a gallon.
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This is actually a summer rental cabin. No water or electric.
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She is on the beach... great views. And there was no rain for the time we were there. Strong wind though.
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I think I'd like to see some jack stands under that rental "cabin"!

Ah yes, the old pumps. My FIL installed gas stations after my wife was born. Innkeeping near a ski resort was a somewhat unstable financial living back in '62 - pre snowmaking. And yes, her birth certificate says she is an innkeeper's daughter. He mentioned it was a bit of a pain when the price of gas went high enough that $9.99 wasn't enough for a sale.
 

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Yeh, that was back when ya could pump then pay....not so much these days....and that beach doesn't look like it would be very comfortable lying on a towel, soaking up some rays......:)
 
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