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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
~ Carlos Castaneda
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|December 2009 - Snow Storm - Boone, NC - Updated 1/5/2010|
|Clothes Lines from 75 Western North Carolina Women Writers -Updated 1/5/2010|
Harley Doodle Barley - Updated 1/5/2010
May '07 Vacation - Ocean City, MD
|May '09 Vacation - Topsail, Island, NC - Updated 1/5/2010|
|Blogging about Bouchercon 2009 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Updated 1/5/2010|
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Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.
Meet my little family -
Me and Donald and Harley
One of my very favorite things to do - Hanging out with my Donald
"A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it." -- Anonymous
Come see Our little house in the mountains
"I prayed for this: a little piece of land where I could garden, an ever-flowing spring close by, and a small patch of woods above the house. The gods gave all I asked and more.
I pray for nothing more but that these blessings last my life’s full term."
"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
May 11, 1986
was a happy day
Click here for more pictures from The Wedding
"To get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." ~ Mark Twain
Here's the little fella who rules the roost
Click here to meet Harley Doodle Barley
"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons." ~Will Rogers
Some old family photos -
My Paternal Great Grandmother - Rebecca Raysor Wilkinson
My Paternal Great Grandfather - Samuel Street
"Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them." ~Gene Perret
My Grandparents - Irvin Wilkinson (Pop-Pop) and first wife Laura Mae Street Wilkinson
"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold." ~ Ogden Nash
The Wilkinson Family
Laura and Irvin Wilkinson
(1)Lewis Webster, (2)Irvin Fulmer, (3)Albert Leroy, (4)Ethel May, (5)Alan Willard, (6)Irvin Webster, (7)Mary Isabelle, (8)Laura Mae
Laura Mae Street Wilkinson
(see the pin Laura's wearing. I'm now the very proud caretaker)
Great Aunt Sadie (great hat!), unknown person, Laura Mae Street Wilkinson, Pop-Pop Wilkinson, unknown children, Great Grandfather Samuel Street
Pop-Pop and second wife Lura Wilkinson
My Dad - Alan Willard Wilkinson -
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence B. Kelland
"It's sad when our daddies die. It makes one less person inside."
Laura Mae, Dad and Aunt Belle
Dad, Uncle Lewis, Uncle Irv and Uncle Ed
Uncle Irv, Uncle Roy, Aunt Belle, Dad, Pop-Pop and Uncle Lewis
Uncle Irv, Uncle Roy, Uncle Lewis, Pop-Pop and Dad - 1947
Pop-Pop's 90th birthday (July 18, 1965)
In front - Aunt Belle, Dad
In back - Uncle Lewis, Pop-Pop, Uncle Irv, Uncle Roy, Aunt Ethel, Uncle Ed
Click here for more wonderful old pictures of The Wilkinson Family - Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." ~
George Bernard Shaw
My Mom - Mary Hazel Messick Wilkinson
"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." ~
and here I am making a grand entrance
Mother - May 11, 1986
Mother - Seaside, FL 1988
Click here to meet some of Mother's family
me and mom and dad
Click here for some pictures of me Hanging Out with Mom & Dad
"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back." ~William D. Tammeus
Me and cars
Donald Scott Barley
Click here to see Donald as the cutest little boy on God's green earth and meet the rest of the Barley Family
"The family is one of nature's masterpieces." ~
Karen Adams Talbott
Click here for some fun with Women Wearing Tiaras,
cause girls really do just want to have fun.
"Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things." ~Author Unknown
Click here to meet some very Special People who have known me my entire life - Maryland Buddies - dedicated to the Class of '66
"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." ~Virginia Woolf
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Click here to see scenes from Old Cambridge
"The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does." ~ Unknown
Click here for one of my favorite spots - Ocean City, MD
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless at a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." -
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Click here for pictures of our May '07 Vacation
Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes.
Click here to meet some more very Special People
“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.” ~Unknown~
Click here for A Few of My Favorite Writers and fun book sites
"Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier".
"A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you."
Daniel J. Boorstein
Me and Margaret Maron
Author's Note from "High Country Fall," August, 2004. "I am a flatlander, born and bred, so there is no way I could have sent Deborah Knott to the mountains of North Carolina without the gracious help of many people. I am particularly grateful to Hariette Buchanan, P. M. Sharpe, Celeste and Johnny Blankenship, and especially Kaye Barley, who not only brought key newspaper articles to my attention, but also gave me a grand tour of her part of Appalachia and answered a hundred e-mail questions." Margaret Maron http://www.margaretmaron.com/
Meet the Appalachian State University Philosophy and Religion department folks I work with
"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water." ~ John W. Gardner
I. G. Greer Hall
Appalachian State University
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