I get so sad remembering the Oklahoma bombing, but I never get sad when I think of Jill. I met her during my years at Southern Nazarene University. She was a member of the Class of 1991. I graduated in 1990. RIP Beautiful Jill. I know you’re with our Lord.
Sometimes, my work takes me to rural towns across Oklahoma. I love being on the road, traveling down the old state highways, thinking about how people in wide-open spaces live. I breathe better in these parts, even if I white knuckle it across narrow, two-lane bridges. Yesterday, I passed farms surrounded by canola fields. A […]
Lynching of Laura Nelson, L.D. Nelson in Oklahoma and Life’s Other Side In 1911, an Oklahoma mob lynched Laura Nelson, 35, and her 13-year-old son Lawrence over the Old Schoolton Bridge at Yarbrough’s Crossing west of Okemah. The tragedy was photographed and the images were brazenly sold as postcards. James Allen, author of Without […]
Thanks to Mari Farthing and Stephanie Clinton, community managers for Oklahoma Women Bloggers, several local bloggers recently had an opportunity to attend a presentation on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Natural Grocers is a Colorado-based health food chain that opened in Oklahoma City last fall. I was still recovering from a nasty bout of the […]
We missed the Magic Fairy Ball this year. It was in September and it completely escaped me. I was so disappointed, but happy when I learned the Magic Lantern Festival would be in late October. The festival took place on The Paseo, a historic artist colony in Oklahoma City. Art galleries invited children to create […]
Robert and I took a long drive through the winding, red back roads of Logan County last night. I would really like to buy a place in the country! This patch of Oklahoma earth is near Ambriz Road. I love the lone tree in the field. It reminded me of this quote from Forrest Gump: […]
On Sunday afternoon, we drove out to Red Rock Canyon, a state park near Hinton, Oklahoma. It’s about a five-mile drive off Interstate 40. It was a beautiful day! We stopped by the Cherokee Trading Post on the way out and the Indian Trading Post on the way back home. We enjoyed a couple of […]