Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It's been a long time since our yard was rolled! It may have been when the girls were in high school, but I can't remember. But it's "Homecoming Week," and yesterday at Civic Club the talk was about whose house had been rolled and how many times! Tonight as I was putting on a new bedspread in Anna's room, I noticed some lights out front in the driveway. Then I heard some talking outside and someone banging on the front door. It scared me a little, so I hollered at Stacy to answer the door. Well, I waited and heard him talking, so I went outside.

The Sheriff's Deputy was on my front porch, and there were boys all over the front yard. It seems they had rolled the tulip poplar out front (it's about the only tree we have left in the front yard). Just lucky for them, the Sheriff's Deputy was driving down our road about that time and said he saw the white toilet paper blowing in the lights. Then he saw the eight boys trying to hide behind the tree! Oops! Busted!

They made the boys take down all the paper they could reach -- I wouldn't let them climb the tree because I didn't want anyone to get hurt -- and Stacy made them put the paper in a box and pose with it! Then Stacy went over the whole yard with a flashlight and made them pick up every piece of white in the yard!!! It was too funny! One said he almost jumped the fence. Good thing he didn't, there's an electric fence on the other side!

I don't know what will happen to them tomorrow at school! I told Stacy not to be too hard on them. I can remember doing a few pranks when I was in school -- and I got caught sometimes, too! It's not as bad as the donuts someone did in the yard once with a pickup truck! Right after we moved here, some of Stacy's students built a structure spelling out a nickname they came up with for him! I remember telling him at the time, "At least they used some of their construction skills they learned in Ag!"

What makes all this even funnier -- one of the boys was the Sheriff's son! I'm sure that poor Deputy didn't want to make that call! I kind of feel special -- like I'm one of the crowd!

Friday, September 11, 2009

GOD and DOG!

This is perfect for a Friday! It made me feel so good when Tammie sent it to me! (And I still miss Ashley, my dog.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kate's first Auburn game!

What a fun Saturday on the Plains! We got to see our daughters and son-in-law -- all of their fun friends we've come to know over the years through Auburn -- and especially our baby Kate!

Since Casey didn't get tickets this year, I (generously) offered my ticket to her so I could babysit Kate during the game! I know, I'm such a generous person! So Anna and I strolled baby Kate over to the new student union center just opened -- it's located in the Haley Center parking lot next to the stadium. Beautiful building. The second floor has many seating areas with comfy sofas and chairs and TVs tuned to the game! Airconditioning! Starbucks and Chick-Filet! Just a walk down the hall to get a little crowd noise! After last week, I don't think I could have made it to the top of the upper deck to our seats anyway!

Casey made the cute Auburn dress Kate has on! Since she's learned to smock, Casey has been sewing up a storm, and she smocked the AU on the front of the dress. My favorite photo is the one of Kate in her sunglasses -- "cool Auburn chick!"

It was 2:30 a.m. before we got home, but it was worth it! War Eagle!