Saturday, October 29, 2011

Back From Texas

Always good to visit family!  This trip I had the special treat to meet and have lunch with one of our favorite bloggers Cheryl Cato  (Lizzy Frizzfrock) and her husband Gerald.  My mother and I  had arranged to meet Cheryl and Gerald in Bastrop, Texas.  After lunch we drove to their house and saw the devastation from the fires that recently destroyed some 1500 homes and thousands of acres of pine forest. It was truly a humbling scene, and one that gives pause for thanksgiving.

Many of us bloggers had followed the updates that Cheryl posted during those days, and I'm thankful for them that they are able to still have their beautiful home and help rebuild their community.  As some of you remember,  their house was one of three that survived on their street.  I'm including here a link for donations to Bastrop fire relief agencies if anyone is so inclined.

Cheryl and me

My mother Betty and me

It was wonderful to meet you and Gerald, Cheryl, and hopefully we can meet again in the future!

We tossed around the idea of getting some of the bloggers together in the future for a "blogger's convention" at some central location.  I know that Cheryl has mentioned this on her blog this week, and I think it would be a fun way to put, as I said to her on FB, voices, faces, and reality to the words and pictures we see of each other each week.

If anyone else would be interested, let's explore the possibilities of arranging such a "meet and greet", as Cheryl put it, and see what transpires!  I'm open to any suggestions, and would welcome emails about such an event for next year.

Best to everyone!

October 29, 2011


  1. Such a nice post, Rick. Glad you are safely "home from home". I have a feeling the weather is a bit different back in your NY home. Hopefully you'll get responses for the meet and greet. Ellen from "stuff from ellen's head" will come and JJ seems interested. It would be fun.
    Gerald & I certainly enjoyed our visit with you and Betty. I hope it can happen again. Have a nice weekend.

  2. what a cool experience rick! steven