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Journaling and writing

When I was in art school we were encouraged (or mandated if you will) to have a sketchbook on our person at all times. It was a record of our thoughts, ideas, inspirations, basically dumping ground for your brain.  It was a place to work out concepts, jot down your thoughts, and dream.

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Stories of the South - Granny & Grandpa Johns

I was given these negatives years ago.  I kept them on my desk at home and when I moved after I got married they came with me.  I don’t remember how I got them, but I’ve had them probably close to 15 years now and have never scanned them, until now.  As far as I know there’s not been a lot written down about the Johns side of my family, so I wanted to write something down while I still have some good family sources available to me.  This is Arthur Johns Sr. and Susie Gertaline Johns story.

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Kids Under Construction...

My baby is graduating today.  She’s graduating from K-5 and I don’t know exactly how I feel about that. Just seems like yesterday I was graduating from K-5 myself. I still remember pieces of one of the songs….

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A big change....

Hello and welcome to my new home! I've been going back and forth about building an entire new website for my blog and everything else for a few years now.  Honestly I've become frustrated with how blogger works.  My biggest frustration has been the wonky layout and how I can never ever get it to look the way I want it to.  I just want a simple, stripped down look that allows my writing and photography to be the focus.  I've never been one for complicated and fussy layouts so I've been shopping for a while now for a new home….

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