Sunday, November 30, 2008

My great-grandma

Pearl Ashley (January 10, 1916 - November 26, 2008)

Pearl Ashley, age 92, died November 26, 2008 in Hot Spring County Medical Center. She was born in Antioch Community on January 10, 1916 to William Thomas Hall and Iva Garrett Hall and lived in Antioch her entire life.

She married Freeman Ashley on September 11, 1937 and associated with Caddo Valley congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a farm wife and loved flowers, gardening, animals, her family, and lively music.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Clyde Hall and an infant brother; two sons, Kenneth Ashley and Carl Ashley; a granddaughter, Candy Ashley; a sister, Verna Beason and a great-grandson, Alex Larimore.

She is survived by one daughter, Mildred Galindo of Antioch, AR; a son, Doyle Ashley of Antioch, AR; four granddaughters, Lisa Porterfield of Friendship, AR; Becky Roy of Benton, AR; Trish Cook and Phyllis Bricker both of the Houston, TX area; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Judy Ashley of Malvern, AR and a sister-in-law, Effie Seward of Antioch, AR.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008, in the chapel of Atkinson Funeral Home by David Overturf.

Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2008 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Upper Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bobby Crabb, Philip Crabb, Darren Young, Arvin Booy, Leonard Hodges, and Joe Pence.

I will be leaving Houston in the morning and will be coming back some time on Wednesday. I, as always, will have my phone. Feel free to text or call's a 7 hour drive....boring.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I just figured out how retarded I am....either that or just really, really lazy.

I decided I was going to get all fancy and change my template to something Christmas-y. Then I figured out that by copy/pasting the new template code in, I would lose all my widgets...and that I would have to add them again one by one.

I couldn't figure out how NOT to do that!

So I decided not to do it at all. :-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I am HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After FIVE LONGGGGGGGG weeks stuck in Fairfax-freaking-VA, I am HOME! Yay!

Let's just say I like the people I worked with up there, but Fairfax? Don't bother. It's about 15 miles outside of DC, so the traffic is horrendous! Yes, worse than Houston. Nobody drives over 55...EVER...even if you could get up to that speed. Most of the time it's slower...

It's cold as hell up there...cold as hell? That makes no sense...well anyways, I'm still going to use the metaphor. lol But anything that motivates me to suck down a cigarette in 2 minutes flat, must be a strong motivator indeed. Yeah..that damn cold. I swear I didn't stop shivering the whole time I was there!

Ryan grew like a weed up there too. I'll post pics later when I have more time. He now rolls all over the place, scoots (yep..scoots..As in he sees something he wants, and he scoots over to it), eats 2nd foods (just the fruits and veggies, but he'll eat the 2nd foods portion sizes), is getting up on his knees and rocking back and forth (yeah....), is a pro at holding onto and chewing on toys, and is teething (I can feel a couple of nubs now, and he still drools like crazy!).

But for now...I need to finish unpacking...sigh.