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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Monday, July 6, 2009

Goings On for the 4th and a Friend's Retirement

It was a good 4th of July. Family gathered at my 82 year old mom's house. She loves to party! Then she likes everybody to leave so she can get a good night's sleep with her little dog Rocket.
This is my mom and a son and his son! Looks like a game of rock paper scissors.
Water was certainly the theme. A lot of water logged kids as well as adults.
Little guy says enough is enough. NO paparazzi please!
More water logging.
Light is getting low and the older sons are enjoying the lake and Jones Grape sodas interspersed with a few adult beverages.
Andi and Ana decided to bring a new tent for its inaugural. Pitched it in our backyard 10 feet from the lake and went kayaking first thing the next morning. Brilliantly absurd idea!!!
Shifting gears to the week prior, Joe and I traveled to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida for an old friend's retirement. This is their quarters on base where they threw a great party the night before the official retirement ceremony. If you want to see pictures of that go to my facebook page and look for JETS!
Here's the happy (they don't know what's about to hit 'em!) retiring military couple.
Lots of good comfort food....
and Nancy's famous Bourbon slushies! Holy moly YUM! Look at the smile on this girl's face!
And here's their motto to live by. Surprised!? I'm not. Whoo Hoo indeed!
After the festivities Joe and I kicked back at a little cottage on the base near the Pensacola lighthouse.
A bit of history. You'll have to click the pic to read the fine print.
One last look at the white sand beach and then it was time to return home. Boy am I ready to be home. Ten days for me to get some painting done before we have to go again.
I hope you're enjoying the summer!
Love and hugs,
Ronnie - tortured wife of retired JOe


Susan said...

So glad you had a fun weekend. Poor, tortured wife. Thanks for stopping by Amos's blog. Please try again to follow and if it still doesn't work let me know. Were you signed in? Anyway, I want to prove to my hubby that a kitten can have a successful blog. Take care and keep Joe busy!

Kay said...

Looks like a great 4th of July weekend! So glad you all had fun.

PJ's talking... said...

tortured wife... Ha! 24/7... you'll be thinking of things you need from the store... my friend Nelda went crazy when they got cell phones... every time she went somewhere, he'd call her... :) just wait until he's retired... I'm locking the front door.
Ya'll had entirely too much fun. I want some of the punch, and the middle of the swimming pool. xo PJ

The Vintage Sister said...

I want your house!!! It looks like my dream house:)

aliceinparis said...

Sounds like lots of good times were had. Love that table on the dock. I cold see myself spending a lot of time sitting there.

Linda Crispell said...

You are so lucky to live on a beautiful lake!
The trip to Pensacola looks like fun, they have wonderful beaches there!

Anne said...

Hi, Ronnie! You've certainly been a travelin' gal lately! Love your friends' motto! Wooo-hooo! :-)

JaxPop said...

I guess if I sided with Joe I'd be in big trouble....(wait - did I just see him roll his eyes & look up toward the clouds?) Me n' Deb wanna visit Pensacola - maybe in September - we have friends that have a timeshare there. I am working very hard to keep up with your friend's motto - that's a good one. Can I substitute Oreos for chocolates?


HaPPy BiRtHdAY, Ronnie!!!

Sending smiles your way,


Oh, happy happy summer and family :)