Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Grandad!

Hard to believe my dear Grandad would be 127 today!
From sitting around his dining room table at 1515 I learned the story
of his Grandfather in the Charleston Riot.
Because of him I am on a special journey.

Walter Ewing Winkler

he is the boy standing holding his Mothers arm
I think my Great Grandfather was so handsome

at 21

Officers training WWI
with his sweetheart

1948 with his dad and brother

in the garden at 1515

the last Christmas we all spent together 1976

look at the pride on his face with all 8 grandchildren
I am the littlest

37 years ago today

miss you,

with love,


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Well, It Depends on the Weather"

If I hear that one more time I am going to scream!
As we plan the Charleston Riot Anniversary, I keep hearing that over and over and over!
It is March 28-30th!
Not January for gosh sakes.

So let us look at what March looks like!

the forsythia will be blooming!
the trees around the courthouse will be in bloom!

the homes on the house tour will be in their spring glory

the yard will need its first mowing!

oh and my favorite, the redbuds!

pretty pansies!

daffodils in all their glory

Can you feel the sun on your face, the warm breeze, the smell of spring?


Because this is what it looks like today
oh my