Thursday, May 23, 2013
daughter of George Duff and Nancy Faulkner
/Activities/Honors: Peer Helpers, A+, 4H, New Hope Baptist Church youtgh group, Upward Bound, Student of the Week, blue-ribbon awards for no-bake and chocolate chip cookies, "A" and "B" Honor rolls, second in Upward Bound academic bowl spelling bee.
Future Plans: attend Missouri Western State University, get a degree in Criminal Justice/Juvenile Delinquency
Monday, May 20, 2013
Four of my five sons were born in Midwest City, OK, just a little north of Moore. For eight years I hated Spring to come because hardly anyone had basements or storm shelters and we certainly didn't. I had to put my children in an emptied out hall closet many times. I never slept when it was storming at night. I always said I stayed up all night with weatherman Gary England. Yet, in all that time, we only had damage once from a funnel cloud that never actually touched the ground and we weren't home at the time. The storm tore our metal patio cover up and threw the wrought iron posts into our neighbor's roof. Now I know that closet wouldn't have protected us at all in a tornado the size of what hit Moore today. God bless those who have survived and give them peace.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
my grandma Pauline moved to California when I was a baby. she would come to visit us sometimes....and would take us for long walks and sing us songs and tell us jokes and stories from her childhood that she had told her kids. she was there in spring once, and took us for a walk to pick flowers for May Day, then we put the bouquet on the porch, rang the bell, and hid.
when koren, kevin, & I lived in the apartments at Indianola, some of her little friends did May Day baskets to everyone....just tiny little paper baskets with candy in them. It is a charming, neat old idea, something I never did my kids, but am glad that this picture jogged my memory....