Down Memory Lane: November, 2001

Scenes from November, 2001.

Several weeks ago I came across a folder of pictures taken back in November, 2001.  That was the first November that Betsy and I were together.  It was also the first November that Betsy had been in Tennessee after several years in Louisiana and Texas, so she was still going ‘ga-ga’ over every bit of autumn color of she saw.

The highlight of the month was a trip we made to Saint Augustine, Florida, to see Betsy’s brother, Ray, and his wife Evelyn.  We went out for Thanksgiving dinner and were joined by Betsy’s son, Bert, and her grandson, Chris.

Ray and Evelyn gave us a tour of Saint Augustine while we were down there.  We visited the lighthouse as well as Ray and Evelyn’s church.  While at the the church Betsy practiced her preaching style from the pulpit.  It’s too bad there were only three of us in the congregation!

To see these pictures and others, click HERE.

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My sweet bride is ‘kidnapping’ me for a few days to celebrate my birthday.  She hasn’t told me where we are going, but I suspect our trip might involve some waterfalls.  I don’t know how often we’ll have internet connections, but I’ll try to visit with my iPod whenever I can.

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45 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: November, 2001”

  1. diane Says:

    Happy Birthday. I’m sure you’ll love your surprise trip.Don’t forget your camera.Love your header and trip down memory lane.

  2. Jo Says:

    Happy birthday for the 9th George. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful birthday surprise. Enjoy! You and Betsy are the most adorable couple I know. We all love you dearly. Bless you both. Jo 5555

  3. Beth Says:

    Hi, George. Just popping over from Betsy’s blog to wish you a Happy Birthday! Enjoy your “kidnapping” and have a safe and joyful trip!

  4. Rose Says:

    I love the collage….have a fund trip. See you when you get back!

  5. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Very neat photos from the past, thanks for sharing. Have a great birthday trip, 68 – what a big number. I know it is just around the corner for me also.

  6. busy bee suz Says:

    Have a wonderful kidnapping adventure!!!
    happiest of birthdays!!

  7. Becky Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love those photos…

  8. Mary Says:

    The older we get the more precious those old photos get (if for no other reason they jog our memories to all the things we forget now!) I understand that I’m a day late with my wishes, but Happy Birthday and many more to come! I was just thinking the other day “You know you’re getting old when you add the Social Security site to your ‘favorites’ list! LOL! Mike and I are about to do that with our birthdays this year.

  9. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Happy Birthday:)

  10. Diana Says:

    Happy Birthday George! Today happens to be my youngest son’s birthday. We hope you and Betsy have a wonderful birthday celebration!

  11. marna Says:

    Good morning George. Just stopped by to wish you a very happy birthday. Hope you have a lovely time. Looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing about the trip.
    Marnie

  12. Diane Says:

    Hi, George, Stopping over to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

  13. Susie Says:

    Hope you guys have a great trip and you a Happy Birthday!

  14. Becca's Dirt Says:

    Just popped over to wish you a very Happy Birthday George. I am sure Betsy has you all wrapped in something special. Hope ya’ll enjoy.

  15. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    What a beautiful mosaic.I wish I could have been there to hear Betsy preach.
    Blessings,Ruth

  16. Pat Says:

    I’m popping over from Betsy’s blog to wish you the happiest of birthday’s George! Enjoy your time away!

  17. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    What great pictures, I especially enjoy Besy’s preaching picture. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE!!!! You and I have this in common, because my birthday is on March 9, as well!! So I guess we were meant to be blog buddies! We will be celebrating with Beverly Whitcomb this evening. I am waiting to see posts of your surprise!

  18. Fiona Says:

    Happy Birthday, George. Have a great trip.

    Hugs,

    Fiona

  19. happilyretired Says:

    Wonderful memories in your mosiac … great time in your life! Hope you’re enjoying your birthday trip!
    Hugs and blessings,

  20. happilyretired Says:

    oooops … I mean mosaic 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  21. Lola Says:

    I just had to pop over here. Seems a little bird told me of the special day. Have a happy one. Enjoy your mystery trip.

  22. Jen Says:

    Happy Birthday George!
    You are a lucky man !

  23. MaryBeth Says:

    Happy Birthday George!!!! 5 stars*****

    Have a fun and safe trip.

    Take lots of pics to show us. MB

  24. Carol Holmstrom Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE! Just came over fom Betsy’s site….I pop in now and again from Cosby, TN. Tell Betsy she has a great birthday, its mine too on the 5th of August!! Enjoy your surprize trip and celebration….delicious looking cake, yum!

  25. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Hope you are having a great one George. I love how you and Betsy surprise each other. Enjoy your day, hike lots, take pictures and love one another.

  26. NCMountainwoman Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!!! Have a wonderful trip and a great birthday.

  27. Becky Says:

    Happy Birthday George! Hope you and Betsy have a great day!

  28. Tipper Says:

    Just dropped by to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  29. Josephine Says:

    I’m a little late in the day, but still time to wish you a very Happy Birthday George !!!
    Hope you and your gal, are having a wonderful day …
    🙂

  30. imac Says:

    HAPPY DAY GEORGE
    blow them thar candles man, harder.

  31. Cheryl Says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday George! I am just in awe of all the wonderful times you and Betsy have together! Wishing you two a wonderful trip and of course, will be awaiting photos!

  32. Queen of Dreamsz at dream kingdom Says:

    Hello George,

    Thomas and I want to wish you a Happy Birthday!
    I’ll bet Betsy has some great plans!! Have fun…

    Thomas and Stephanie

  33. SquirrelQueen Says:

    Happy Birthday George!

    I hope you and Betsy have a safe but exciting trip.

    Judy

  34. Neal Says:

    Happy Birthday George! Keep Betsy out of trouble on your trip. 🙂

  35. Judith Says:

    Happy Belated, George. I hope you had a wonderful day and a great surprise!

  36. Ellen Sewell Says:

    Belated wishes. Was the cake as beautiful as last year? 68 candles? Ellen

  37. Shelley Says:

    Happy birthday to you George! I know you and Betsy will have a wonderful time on your trip – god bless you both!!

  38. wendy Says:

    Happy Birthday, George! You were born the same day as my grandson. He was 9 years old on March 9th!

    Enjoy your trip. I know you and Betsy will have a great time.
    BTW – last year’s chocolate cake looks scrumptious!

  39. Carletta Says:

    A very Happy Birthday George! I think I’m a day late but I still hope it was happy.
    Hugs and blesssings!
    Can’t wait to see where Betsy took you.

  40. Nancy Huggins Says:

    Hope you have a Great Birthday and am looking forward to seeing lots of Pictures from wherever you got to go
    Nancy

  41. Adrienne Says:

    Hi, George.
    I’m stopping by to wish you a very happy birthday. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your celebration.

  42. Valerie Says:

    Hi George!
    Hope you had a great birthday and a wonderful trip with you sweetie!
    Looking forward to the photos!

  43. phyllis Says:

    Don’t stop celebrating yet George!
    We share the same special day 🙂

  44. amanda Says:

    Happy birthday George I hope you both have a fabulous time! I made the photo larger to see all the details, this is a lovely composition!

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