It’s a Family Affair I’ve started scanning old photos that I found when I was going through my Mom’s things after she passed away. This is just a quick and dirty compilation until I have more time. It’s amazing how much I remember and how much must be lost over the years. Hopefully the rest of the family can join in and we’ll make a bigger collection.
Lorraine Guedin Carpenter, 97 years old of Nursery, TX, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021. She was born on April 25, 1924 in Taft, Texas to the late Ernest and Bonnie B. Tolar Guedin.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church, 2408 N Navarro St, Victoria, TX 77901.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Bonnie B. Tolar Guedin; brothers Ernest L. Guedin and wife Verda Mae of Taft, Texas, Robert M. Guedin and wife Delores B. of Corpus Christi, Texas; 1st husband Charles R. (Ted) Oliver of Uvalde, Texas; and 2nd husband Robert Carpenter of Nursery, Texas.
Lorraine is survived by her loving son Charles R. Oliver, Jr. and wife Lynn Duncan of Bend, Oregon and loving stepdaughter Nancy K. Oliver of Fairhaven, Maryland. In addition, she is survived by brother Jack A. Guedin of Santa Fe, Texas; grandson Earth M. Oliver of Bend, Oregon; step-grandson Robert W. Dugas of Houston, Texas and many other caring family and friends.
Well, at least we got away from hurricanes and tropical storms I took this photo Friday afternoon after the smoke blew in during the night. The tall tree on the left is 315 yards from the back door. If you squint real hard you can see a small white square just below the center of the photo. That’s the wrap on a wall of a house under construction. It’s 720 yards away. Love my laser rangefinder. We have the southern edge of 3 separate fires just 40 miles to the northwest of us that cover 450,000 acres, one fire 40 Read more »
Hope everyone is doing well as we move through these troubling times. Here’s some scenes from the market at Puerto Montt, Chile from our trip in 2017.
And Now for Something Totally Different I was looking back through my phone pics catalog this morning and stumbled across these shots taken from some flight somewhere. If the date on them is correct then they’re from Australia. But who knows. As a geologist, I’m always looking out the window and taking pictures of the earth. They usually look like crap because of clouds, glare, fingerprints, etc. Lynn said she might want some abstract photos for a bathroom, so here’s my take on aerial geology abstractions.
Way Out West Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play, Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day. Well technically they’re bison but it just wouldn’t sound the same would it? And obviously the weatherman didn’t get the cloudy skies forecast. This is just a quick look-back at our 2015 trip to Wyoming. Our first stop was to visit with our friends, Beth and Jeff, in Jackson Hole. We stopped for a few days in the Yellowstone area before continuing on to Cody for Read more »
A Little Background This post is part of a long term project for me about Glenwood Cemetery in Houston. I first visited Glenwood in 1960 0r ’61 for the funeral of a distant relative. I was 13-14 years old and didn’t pay any attention to it’s location. As I recall, all us cousins were in a limo and none of us were from Houston. We had all come from San Antonio where we were staying with Aunt Lucille and Uncle Jack. They had a day camp for kids called River Ranch Day Camp. I went there from age 4-17. I’ll Read more »
It seems I just can’t let go.
Short trip to the UK, 2011 Lynn and I made a quick trip to the UK over Thanksgiving that year. Quick as in I think we may have only spent 3 nights there. We found a nice little B&B in Norwich and just walked around the town like the tourists we were. Norwich is home to two beautiful cathedrals, Norwich Cathedral and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. Construction of Norwich Cathedral was ongoing from 1096 to 1145. Talk about job security. St John the Baptist, a Roman Catholic church, is a recent addition to Norwich having been completed Read more »