This is the porch on which I intend to park myself for a good long chat with Fontaine. First she's going to give me a horseback tour of that magnificent property, then we're going to sit in these chairs and tell every secret we've ever known. At least, I probably will. My version of them, since no one will be there to dispute it.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Isn't Marion cute?! Her mother, Betty Maury Cobb, was my mother's father's sister and the last remaining member of that generation. When Bet died recently, Marion inherited her much coveted family history materials.
I'm at a loss to describe these cousins that mean so much to me. They represent ties to my mother's family and are the beloved children of our beloved Marion, my mother's first cousin and, even though we don't see George and Fontaine often, my siblings and I love them very much.
I don't know where Fontaine took this photograph, but it says something about the pace and environment of the area. There's just a certain feeling and it was recognizable everywhere we went. It's a good life down there on the Alabama Gulf Coast.