Thursday, December 20, 2007


From Lori & her Daddy's Picture Collection
Christmas morning 196?

Yes, that's me from some long ago Christmas past. Not really sure how old I was, but I bet my Dad, who sometimes checks my blog, will know. He'll probably even tell me after he finishes complaining about me "stealing" his pictures again.

Notice the silver tree? Yes, we did have the color wheel that went with that bad boy. Even after we got rid of the tree we kept using the color wheel for years. Some of my best memories are lying beneath the Christmas tree with the lights out, watching the colors change--red, yellow, green, blue and while listening to the Jackson Five Christmas Album. Yeah, y'all don't know nothing 'bout that (smile).

Notice too the one present I'm obviously smitten with? Not the dishes, not the kitchen set in the box, not the stuffed dog or whatever the heck that is sitting on the table. Nope, for me it's always been about music and books. I may have mentioned this once before, but according to Moms when I was a baby (before I could walk or talk) my folks used to hand me books upside down and watch me cry until someone turned the book rightside up. They never could figure out how (and without the benefit of pictures) I instinctively seemed to know something just wasn't right. Funny how some things never change. I still don't much like my words turned upside down . . .

So hey, I'm off to celebrate the holidays with my peoples. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Thanks for making me laugh, think, ask questions and wonder why. A special thanks to those of you who've already pre-ordered my book. There's nothing like watching those Amazon numbers change (smile). If you enjoy it, I hope you'll share what pleased you about it with others. If you hate it, feel free to come back and tell me why. In any case, If The Good Lord is Willing and the Creek Don't Rise, I'll catch up with you all again in the New Year.



Teri said...

NICE Blog :)

MERRY Christmas :)

pjazzypar said...

Hey Lori,

You have nice holiday, enjoy your family and friends and I'll catch up with you in 2008.

Malcolm: said...

Enjoy your holidays and I'll be checking you out next year. By the way, we had a silver tree too! I don't know remember us having a color wheel though.

Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Oh wow, the color wheel! I hadn't thought of that in years. We didn't have one, but being an artist, I always thought it'd be cool to have one, and not just at Christmastime. Have a great Christmas, and a happy and prosperous New Year, my friend. Hugs to the little and big men in your life, too!

Keith said...

I'm young enough that there are no black and white photos of me floating around. *smile*

Happy Holidays to you Lori!

Emanuel Carpenter said...

You have an impressive photo collection. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful new year.

Lori said...

Hey Folks,
I'm still visiting with the peeps. But for all of you who mentioned the color wheel, if you'll look carfully there's one in the picture (smile). Hint: Look on the floor between the tree and my left leg.

Keith, no black & white pics? Your poor fella (smile).

Emanuel, yes we're a picture-taking bunch. You haven't seen the best of them yet (LOL).

I'll check back with you all in the New Year. Later.

Sharon J. said...

It's nice to be able to look at pictures and reflect on good times.

Have a blessed and wonderful 2008!