Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Spring Planting

It's time for the annual "spruce up the yard". Kelly, Kim, and Lajunta spent part of Monday preparing and planting our studio flower beds and flower pots. Kim and Lajunta manned the rakes, while Kelly did most of the planting. Kelly has always been interested in gardening, she seems to have a bit of a green thumb!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

My Mom and Dad

Here are my parents. This is a photo I took of them in May 2006 with some of their flowers (gee, is dad smiling?????). They live on a little farm. Dad is retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. Mom was a stay-at-home housewife. Well, actually, she took care of the turkey's we had during the summer (back in the days when they raised them outdoors).
Dad was a deacon at the Freewill Baptist Church in Oak Grove for many years. After he retired, he started preaching. He now pastors a church between Blue Eye and Carr Lane, called the "Gospel Lighthouse".
My kids are the seventh generation of our family to live in Carroll County. According to a book I have, our family came to Carroll County from Tennessee around 1840. They owned land around what is now Berryville. They sold land to Mr. Berry who built the store that became "Berryville".
We have more kin folks in the area on Dad's side of the family. His mom was a Swofford. Mom was an only child, and didn't have as much family. Her maiden name was "Shahan", and her mom's was "Atchley". My grandpa Plumlee farmed. At one time, he owned the garage at Oak Grove. My grandpa Shahan worked for the county, graded roads. My grandfathers were good friends, lived not much more than a mile from each other. They were both big hunters and fishermen. My brother inherited those interests.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Bike Trip 2003

In September 2003, I did a week-long solo bicycle ride of the Katy Trail across Missouri. The trail starts in Clinton, MO, goes to Booneville where it meets the Missouri River and follows it to St. Charles.
Here's my online journal and photos of the trip:

It was a great experience, lots of history along the trail. Met many nice people.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

News From The Past - Plumlee Senior Portrait Spotted on TV Movie

Several years ago, we did senior photos for Missy Crider, who graduated from Eureka Springs High School. Missy has gone on to a successful career as a actress in Hollywood.
Back in 1994, she did a tv movie called, "Jane's House". We were watching the movie, when during the opening scenes, the camera was panning around the living room of the tv set. There, setting on a desk, was one of Missy's senior photos I had taken! Cool, eh?
I seen her a year or so later, was talking to her, mentioned we seen the movie and noticed her senior photo in the movie. She said something like, "I hope that was ok, they wanted us to bring photos from home to use, to make the set look authentic". I told her sure, I was honored.
We have recently seen her on a few tv shows. . .CSI: Las Vegas and House.
Missy is listed on the "Internet Movie Data Base". Check it out: