Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Greenwood Plantation

Our 3 boys gave Charles and I a 2 night stay at a bed and Breakfast in St. Francisville, LA. for our 50th Wedding Anniversary, We had planned to use it in Oct, well, that didn't work out because of Charles Kidney surgery. Monday we decided to go and take a few days off before Christmas to rest from all the stress and worry of his illness. We stayed at a lovely Bed and Breakfast called Butler Greenwood and really enjoyed touring several plantations in the area. 
I have made a slide show of one of these Plantations..Greenwood Plantation..
A little back ground 
Greenwood was built in 1830 by William Ruffin Barrow from Highland Plantation. The style of the house was Greek Revival designed by famed architect James Hammon Coulter. It set in the middle of 12,000 acres. Friends were tended by over 750 slaves. Barrow's also operated his own sugar and syrup mills.
During the Civil war the house was used as a hospital by the Northern troops. Barrows died in 1864 and the home, what was left after the Northern soldiers destroyed all the crops, out buildings and the mills, was sold to Capt John A Stevenson a New Orleans Ship builder. In 1915 the home and surrounding grounds was sold to Frank & Naomi Fisher Percy who lived and raised a large family there until it burnt to the ground in a thunderstorm in 1960.
Nothing was left but the 28 Doric columns and some chimneys, it remained like this for nearly 10 yrs until 1969 when new owners spent 15 yrs rebuilding it to it's former beautiful. It was the sight of the Movie North & South.
Hope you enjoy my slide show.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Susan's Shop Model Audition 2012

I am so excited tonight. About 3 weeks ago a very popular local Dress shop that specializes in Prom & formal wear had a Model Audition  2012 contest. The will be 3 stages, the first being Photogenic, the winners were announced today, out of 165 contestants they narrowed the field to 68. The next stage will be posted Weds. Both of my beautiful girls made it through to the 2d round. How excited this that. 
I found out about the contest a couple of weeks ago and asked the girls & their parents, if they would like to enter and they did. Neither one thought they would go past 1 level but thought it would be fun to try. There were girls of all ages, but the teen girls where so beautiful and alot of them had modeled before..thus the reason they didn't think it would amount to anything. 

This is the picture of Marissa I sent in
This is Morgan's picture I used

please keep your fingers crossed that they can advance to the finals

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Future Models

During Thanksgiving Break I was fortunate enough to have both my girls for the week. I was shocked when the Rissa Kat asked me to take some pictures of her you got to realize this is the child that hides when we bring the camera out. So of course I was delighted to take as many as they are a few..the little darker hair one is Rissa and she is 11, the long legged blond is my little smiley she is 10.
They looked so grown I almost cried...
When we started out their hair was so curly and pretty but the wind was crazy that day...blowing every direction and really messed it up...

 this is my favorite of Rissa Kat

 this one is my favorite of Morgan

They just grow up so fast...

Friday, December 09, 2011

Ronnie Smith Family

Middle Boy and his Family will not be with us this Christmas they will be spending the week in TN with Mindy's family so I made their Family pictures Thanksgiving while they were here.
The newest addition to the family is Tupac the Rat Terrier, Keifer received him as a gift from his Uncle 3 weeks after the wreck and He will tell you in a heart beat that little feller helped him make it through the hard times. He is a special member of the family truly loved by a cat loving
 Ronnie, Keifer, Mindy & Marissa
 Ronnie & Keifer
 Mindy & Marissa

 Keifer & the little Dude...
 Keifer and Mindy 
 Keifer & his little sweet heart

 my favorite picture my 2 angels
 Keifer we are so Thankful to God for letting us keep him a little longer 
Ronnie & Mindy
Hope to be able to post more of the photo I've been doing lately.
Hope you have a Blessed Night