Carrie Virginia Vannoy 1889-1976

What a remarkable woman.  Born Feb. 4, 1889 in Dinuba, California.  Died Feb 3, 1976, Bakersfield, CA, at 86 years. Fond memories of Grandmother- Shared birthday with Caroline, Dodge dart, Dracena apt with patio garden, smile. The Macdonald cousins, 1964.  Dickson’s, Frick’s and Gardner’s. Grandmother Carrie Virginia, far left with her three daughters, top, Marian, Louise, … More Carrie Virginia Vannoy 1889-1976

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Here are pictures I’ve found in my “box” of photos.  Plus, the posting of Dickson’s mashed potatoes.  (Posted earlier, but worth re-posting).  My most favorite picture is the one with Mom surrounded by all of us. Taken by Mitch in 1998.  Happy Thanksgiving!      

1st day of school

Labor day weekend was always the turning point.  The weekend that went from enjoying the care-free days of summer to getting back to much needed routine days of school.  I’m not sure it wasn’t any less care-free for Mom.  Clothes had to be washed, dried and folded.  Lunches made and packed, and get us down … More 1st day of school

August birthdays

Bob Dickson, Brynn Becker Dickson, Leah Templeton, Rich Peckham, and of course Grace Mildred Dickson Smith.  I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone!!! Grace Smith, a.k.a. Aunt Grace was born August 16, 1902.  Here she is with Mom in 2005. Aunt Grace was 103 years old at the time.  Mom looks pretty good herself! Tidbit info- … More August birthdays