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Sunday, October 30, 2011

On A Quest For The Newly Refurbished North Little Rock Sea Wall

Many thanks to the proud sponsor, North Little Rock Woman's Club for the fine job it does in organizing the refurbishing of our North Little Rock sea wall every ten years! Once again these ladies have succeeded in bringing together the necessary supplies, refreshments, and local artists who pitched in to make this decennial event an overwhelming success.

An appreciation coffee with special representation by NLR Mayor Patrick Hayes was held at the Woman's Club on October 28, 2011. Special recognition, awards, and many thank yous went out to the Mayor's office for contributing the supplies, the NLR Woman's Club for catering the lunches, and the local artists for delivering the talent. This combined team effort has been successful in making North Little Rock, Arkansas a beautiful place to live and visit! Do drop in to the Main Street bridge area to check out our beautiful sea wall and if that's not possible, scan the pictures below. And, be sure to mark your calendar for the next refurbishing...maybe you'll be there to help!














Monday, October 17, 2011

Leisurely Drive Through the Ozarks

The leaves are not at peak just yet. In the Ozarks of Arkansas that will be the weekend of October 21st according to ozarkmtns.com. But, yesterday was a perfect day for a leisurely drive through the Ozarks and I did get some nice pictures. Beautifully gorgeous red, yellow, and brown leaves aren't the only draw to the Ozarks...



Who knew that Royal Oak Charcoal of Roswell, Georgia has a place near Kingston, AR??


This curly haired critter came up really close to say hello...he sensed and loves my new lifestyle...


Always a treat to see the Elk of Ponca!


 The big yellow sleeping cat on the counter was not for sale...he owns the place. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Returning To The Past

The other day I returned to North Heights Elementary School in the Levy area of North Little Rock to deliver dictionaries to the 3rd grade students. Each year the North Little Rock Woman's Club donates and delivers these much needed books, and this year I enjoyed this privilege for the first time. The solid wood, three pane, front doors with brass handles were the same doors I use to pass through so many years ago...
Immediately to my left there was a big poster of famous Latino and Hispanic role models (such as George Lopez, Jennifer Lopez, and Sonia Sotomayor) for the students since most of the students in this area are of that origin.
There was even a big North Heights News sign welcoming me back! Well it has been over 50 years but, they really shouldn't have...
The long hallway which once housed Mrs. Tyler and my third grade class is now home to four rooms of kindergartners.
The cafeteria looked the same with the very stage we all nervously and excitedly performed our grand performances. Just think, this is where it all started for our very own Norman Snow...and, can you believe lunch costs were only two shiny dimes way back then...
And, as I walked into the office (which use to be my first grade room) I was in awe of the same stately wooden mail racks where I would often be called upon to help sort mail for the office secretary, Mrs. Burnett...
 It was a very rewarding exerience, however we were saddened by the news that North Height's days were probably numbered...seems like the old lady can't house all the children anymore and it's just easier to tear it down than to keep adding on...sad but glad I got to visit before that happens...