Saturday, September 10

The Joneses

These cousins gathered to remember Darlene Jones Schipper and Dick Schipper on a cool, drizzly day in Cloverton Cemetery and then retreated to the Bladen home of Sharon and David Berns for lunch.

Left to right: 

Tonja Frank (daughter of Chad Jones)
John Schipper (son of Darlene Jones Schipper)
Casey Jones (son of Chad Jones)
Connie Badgett (daughter-in-law of Twila Jones Badgett)
Teresa Roof (daughter of Byford Jones and Sharon Berns' niece) 
Ramona Sieler (daughter of Byford Jones and Sharon Berns' niece)
Kelie Hargens (daughter of Teresa Roof)
Katie Groeling (daughter of Teresa Roof)
Vicki Roberts (daughter of Radford Jones)
Cheryl Bryant (daughter of Twila Jones Badgett)
Joan Schipper (daughter of Darlene Jones Schipper)
Darlene Badgett (daughter-in-law of Twila Jones Badgett)
Allen Badgett Jr. (son of Twila Jones Badgett)
Becky Wising (daughter of Jane Johnson Meyer and Ira's niece)
Chad Roof (son of Teresa Roof)
Janet Schipper (daughter of Darlene Jones Schipper) 

Saturday, September 3

Taking My Parents Back Home. Road trip day 1.

This is the story of a road trip. The first one after the long Covid pause. I'm going to Nebraska with my parents' ashes.

We planned an interment months ago. We didn't anticipate a heat wave. It was 113° in the Cajon Pass when I rolled through. The clouds cooled travelers a little. The rain was good, too.

My goal was to get by Las Vegas (I stopped for gas) and I made it to Overton in the Moapa Valley in time for dinner. I think it was in the 90s when I arrived. Hot.

A solar array off US 15 near the Nevada Border

In the Moapa Valley. Almost quitting time.