Bradford and I just got back from a good vacation down to Gulfport, Florida. Bradford’s boat is stored nearby, so he worked on the boat while I stayed at a place called Sea Breeze Manor Inn. It is adjoined by an outdoor café, where we ate a lot, looking out over the bay, usually with a good breeze. We only ate two meals (more…)
As I stand on deck number two of my Deck House—so called because it has six decks and a dock rising above spring-fed Lake Rockdale—I am thinking of the nine decades that I have put behind me. (more…)
In this episode Ray talks about an accident that nearly caused a family tragedy.
Dear Dad, I know that you were born on February 24, 1900 and I apologize for being a couple of days late in writing this. You taught me to always be prompt and many other important things and I love you for it.
You were always kind and gentle with me, like the time that I was being a difficult three year old who didn’t want (more…)
My son Bradford went to the Miami Boat Show this week for his How Not To Sail podcast and blog…and while he was there, he met up with my brother Mark, and my nephew Doug and my niece Sandy’s husband Jeff.
That led me to think about this week’s podcast episode…
Lo and behold, on January 16, 1931, a child was born down in Winston County, Mississippi. She was named Lucy Bradford and she became the apple of her Daddy’s eye. Yes, a Daddy’s girl.
Lucy was born on what is now the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, which was not (more…)