The Valley in January

(originally posted Jan 21, 2010)

Made a little trip out to Arkansas this last weekend and spent a pleasant couple of days in Jones Valley. The Valley has a very nice soft look in the winter. Larry and Paula were there as well, and we had a real nice time visiting, getting a few things done, and taking in most of the NFL playoff games. Continue reading

Spring greetings from the Valley

(originally posted Mar 16, 2010)

Bailiff (trusty canine companion) and I arrived yesterday about 6pm. Jim Bowman and Larry Braswell had already left, but in came Austin and Peaches and today Ryan and Sheila arrived. So it’s not lonely, but is very quiet. J.D. and his crew were completing the demolition of the Diffie cabin — Continue reading

September 2010 doings at the Valley

A quick trip to the Valley (day up, day there, day home) included a wonderful memorial for Jim Bowman (which culminated in a Masonic ceremony), a short visit with his family but a longer visit with granddaughter Hannah, some great time spent with Larry and Paula, and with Mike White who hosted me in the Cubage Cabin. He even poured the wine in the evening! Continue reading