Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Hometown Tour--Denison, TX
Melissa at Huckleberry Prairie is hosting this wonderful tour of our hometowns and I am a little late to the party due to real life getting in the way. So, I am going to go ahead and post these and hope that someone enjoys them. Be sure to go over and view Melissa's wonderful photo tour of her hometown Kingsville. You will also find links to other participants and their photo tours.
I made a slideshow and it is my first attempt at this. I had already saved when I realized that there were several errors. The historic home shown is the Munson home and I misspelled it on the slideshow. The final photo is labeled as Tanglewood Resort, but it is The Point Restaurant at Grandpappy Marina. I'm not sure what happened to my photo of Tanglewood and several others. You will just have to travel to Texas and visit Denison to see all the places shown here and many that we not included.
Denison is home of the Yellowjackets and has a wonderful public school system with Grayson Community College here also. Our big claim to fame is that President Eisenhower was born here, but only lived here for several weeks. Our newest honor is that Captain Shelley Sullenberger, hero of the Hudson River plane crash, is from Denison. He graduated from DHS and his class of 1969 just had their 40 year reunion. He and his wife returned for the event and he was also keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony for the class of 2009.
Here is a brief glimpse as some of our sights in Denison. It is truly small town living at its finest and the DFW metroplex is only about an hour away.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.