Aunt COnnie and Uncle Ed

These are just pics of our family in Alabama with Danny and I.  This one is Uncle Danny with his namesake, Danny.

Aunt Carol, Uncle Danny and Danny.

Aunt Carol, Uncle Danny and Me

Uncle Ed and Aunt Connie.

Uncle Ed, Aunt Connie and Danny

Me, Uncle Ed and Aunt Connie.

Aunt Con and Uncle Ed

When we took Christian (My brother's son) home to Alabama last August, we decided to make a loop.  We dropped Christian off, saw Danny's girls and then left to go to Selma where Aunt Connie and Uncle Ed live.  This is a picture of Aunt Connie.  And it is a typical picture of her because she is talking in it!  LOL  Aunt Connie is a card.  You have to get to know her to understand that she has a very dry sense of humor.  She is the perfect foil for Uncle Ed who ALSO has a rather dry sense of humor, but much more subtle.
This is Uncle Ed.  That cigar is his constant companion and the highball glass next to him is as well.  Ok, he only has two a night, and that is all.  He has a fully stocked bar in the room right behind him and is a huge Georgia Dawgs fan as you will see in the house photo's.  Their house is a testament to my aunt's stained glass prowess and antique hunting skills.  I love their house.  Here are some pics, ok, a LOT of pics of their house and you know something?  This is not even the half of it!  I did not get the bathroom in the pictures and it has some interesting art work in it!
 It is a middle class house, in a middle class neighborhood.  This is, obviously, the outside.
This is the stained glass transom over her kitchen window.  The kitchen is the door you enter when coming in from outside unless we don't know you!
This is a picture in the hallway to the bar and "Toxic Waste Dump" aka Aunt Connie's glass studio which is currently  piled too high to work in!
 This is one wall in the den, the most used room in the house.
 The same wall looking into the kitchen, the doorway is to the right of the hutch.
The wall that adjoins the kitchen.  She loves cats, can you tell?
Uncle Ed's bar.  See the Dawg stuff?  This is also the computer room!
 The entry to Aunt Connie's Glass studio.
The den with Danny and Uncle Ed in it.  Danny was reading our GGGrandfather's discharge from the militia.
The player piano in the den, with the stained glass windows in it.  That is the bar you see to the right and the hall to the bedrooms to the left.
Her cat collection in the den.
 I love the cat climbing across the cat pic!
In the kitchen above the microwave.
The formal Living Room.
Another view of the Formal Living Room with the dollhouse.
My Cameo collection and the table in which they belong.  I am supposed to inherit this one day.
A wall in the LR with more cameo's for me!  You know I am using this as inventory of my cameo's, right??  LOL
Same room but the Dining Room end.  I do not think this table has seen food in Aunt Connie's house!
Still more of the Dining Room end.
Some of Aunt Connie's Tchochkies.
Another stained glass window!  I want this one BAD!
Aunt Connie at her best!
Grandma's room!  You see that hanging desk?  Grandma fell out of bed and hit her head on it one night.  If not for Aunt Connie's dog at the time, Grandma would have died.  He found Grandma and went and got Aunt Connie and Uncle Ed up.  There was blood EVERYWHERE.  Thank God for Christopher!  He was a mini Poodle that purred like a cat! (read GROWLED!  LOL)
Ok, Sis you can have the Iris window, I will take this one!!!  I love the hummingbird!
 I love these old pics, I doubt they are relatives, but aren't they neat?
Just some neat pics.
The blue room.  Danny slept here.
See all the tiny Stained Glass windows??  Aunt Connie made them, of course!
Still more cameo's!  Yeah!
And that, friends is my Aunt and Uncle's house.  Is it not beautiful?  I love it.  Behind the chair in the kitchen there used to be a sign I loved.  It said,
May those who love us love us,
and those who do not love us,
may God turn their hearts,
and if He cannot turn their hearts
may He turn their ankles
that we may know them by their walk.
Is that not awesome?  It was my favorite of all her little signs and now it has disappeared!  Wahhhh.  Oh well, thanks for looking!

This post is for my kids.  I took pics of their school, Edgewood and the two homes we lived in when I was in Selma last August.  I had totally forgotten about getting these.  Sorry kiddoes!  And I forgot to get a picture of Bird School, how lame is that?

Here is Edgewood:

Here is the house we lived in when the kids came to live with us.  We ended up moving because it was LITERALLY falling apart around us.  An indoor shutter fell on John and Meg, the gas lamp almost took Meg out when it fell and a myriad of other little problems:
That house had a dirt track in the backyard that the kids loved.  We had some friends that had a little car, what do they call them?  I cannot for the life of me remember!  Anyway, oh, yeah!  A Go Kart!  Anyway, it was fun.

The next pics are of the house at 810 Young St where they spent several years with us.  This house was a bit better though we found out that the siding was covering severe termite damage.  But it was a good house nonetheless.  Lots of memories here.
If you look closely, on the left you can see a divet in the yard.  That is where we had a pond.

And this last pic if for my siblings, mostly my oldest sis.  This is the house our Grandparents moved to when they moved from Oklahoma to Selma.
I will be updating my blog with pics from the last year in the next few days so check back often!