Friday, July 1, 2011

The Move

Morgan, Daisy Lu and I left for Florida on June 7th to give Bette a helping hand in packing her house and having an estate sale. She's lived in the house 13 years, the last nine without my dad as we lost him in 2002.
arriving in Florida.
I really didn't take a lot of photos because we worked our butts off from morn to late. Well, late nights were for playing cards and laughing.

A beautiful home that will make the new owners very comfortable.

Morgan was a hard working girl the two weeks we were there, but had plenty of time to enjoy the pool with Daisy Lu.

Bette and I went through many old pictures and I took many home with me. Here is my dad pretending to be Woody, long before Toy Story was created!

Here my dad is only half pretending! He was a Sky Marshall in the 70's and a United States Customs Agent after that!

Molly, my dad and Morgan in 1999.

Bette's new house is a duplex in a gated community. She will enjoy a lake in the backyard and a pool, with out all the up keep!

Ok I had to throw this one in too! Me and my dad on his new Lambretta Scooter! I didn't remember this so glad to find this one!

He became a pilot in the Air Force and flew a KC 135. He obviously loved aircraft at an early age.

Back at Bette's I tried to do a little bird watching in the early mornings. The White Ibis was a very popular bird at her place.

Her pond had a number of critters, including this Four-spotted Pennent.

Daisy Lu wasn't real happy about having to be leashed most of the time but she was a big draw during the sale!

Oh here's my dad again, showing off! hands!!

Bette closed on both houses yesterday. Today she is moving in her new beautiful house!

I'm thinking of you Bette and hope the move is smooth!!


bunnits said...

Wonderful photos. Wonderful memories.

Toni said...

Morgan sure looks like your dad! I love that picture with the cowboy hat and the rolled up jeans -- too cool! Sounds like you were a blessing and a big help to Bette.

Anonymous said...

Evis what a great post! I think you look like your Dad, especially in the photo where he is flying! And I agree with Toni that Morgan looks like him too. So now I know where you got that bike thing going on! What a great getaway for you and Morgan and Morgan and Miss Daisy L look pretty relaxed :) The photo of your Dad, Morgan and Molly is priceless. Sweet Memory. Glad you were able to help Bette and her new home looks like a great fit. That house was a big ol housefull of work and responsibility. I could be happy there in a duplex when CH says he has had enough of the Tiny Ten. I don't think the humidity could be any worse than what we have in MissouREE right now with 76 dewpoints! Wow! I learned a few things in this post!

debsgarden said...

Congratulations on a successful move! i enjoyed looking at the old photos of your dad. You need to make sure there is a hard copy of the shot of Morgan and Daisy Lu by the pool; I am sure in years to come it will be full of memories, too. They both have the same expression. Priceless!

Jenny said...

Wonderful photos Evie, specially of your Dad! I'm glad you had a at least a small amount of time for birding! (-: Have actually managed to write a blog post! Don't faint! (-:

Roy said...

Glad you threw that one in of the Lambretta Evie.{:)

bluekat said...

Wonderful photos, and what a delight to find the one with your dad and you on the scooter. Nice capture of the White Ibis and the Pennant.

Moving is one of those bittersweet kind of things. Sad to leave behind a place with precious memories, but exciting to move forward to something new. Best wishes to Bette on her new home.

Kerry Hawkins said...

Wonderful photos and a nice trip down memory lane. I think the photos of your dad are great!

irondad said...

I took a similar journey back through time with my 91 year old grandmother today.

Thanks for sharing. That's probably the greatest value of photos; preserving memories.

Of course, with digital we can start reminiscing right away.

Mary said...

A lot of work and a lot of memories. I'm glad things went well and I know she must have been very happy to have your help with the move.

Farmer Jen said...

Wonderful photos! Great post.