Posts Tagged ‘Kelly’

The Women In My Life

October 13, 2011

Betsy and Kelly at Dale Hollow State Park, Kentucky. August 25, 2007.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

I was going through some old pictures recently and came upon this picture of Betsy and my daughter Kelly.  It was taken back in August, 2007, at Dale Hollow State Park in Kentucky.  Kelly and her husband, Chuck, were getting ready to move to Buffalo, so we met them at the Dale Hollow Lodge for a dinner and some time together.

All I wanted was a picture of these two women together.  I thought it was a simple request and could be easily done.  Obviously, I was wrong.

I just can’t take these two any where!

A Lucky Friday the 13th

November 14, 2009

Kelly and Chuck. November 13, 2009.

Some people believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.  If you haven’t seen Betsy Friday the 13th post, you should check it out HERE.

But as far as I’m concerned this Friday the 13th brought good luck.    My daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Chuck, live near Buffalo, New York.  But they came down to Nashville this week for the CMA Awards.  Chuck has helped set up some events for artists in Buffalo, so they came down to see some of the people Chuck knows on the business side of the music business.

They had some free time yesterday so Betsy and I met them for a long lunch.  It was great to have some time to spend with my baby girl and her husband.  Who says Friday the 13th brings bad luck?

Happy Birthday, Kelly

January 1, 2009
Kelly enjoying her chocolate birthday cake.  Montreat, NC, January 1, 1973.

Kelly enjoying her chocolate birthday cake. Montreat, NC, January 1, 1973.

The beautiful girl in the picture above is my daughter Kelly celebrating her first birthday.

My parents were always very efficient — they raised their own babysitters.  I was ten and my brother was eight when my sister was born.  So I clearly remember my parents talking about wanting two boys and two girls.  But it didn’t work out that way — my sister was followed by another boy.

Fast forward a few years — my parents were looking forward to having a granddaughter to spoil.  My brother got married before I did and had four boys.  My first child was a boy.

But then, on January 1, 1972, Kelly Elizabeth Adams arrived in the world.  She came as a surprise to just about everyone — her mother and I didn’t have any girl’s names picked out.  Kelly made quite an entrance into the world — she was the first baby of the new year in Wabash County, Indiana.  Kelly also showed that she has a mind of her own — she was supposed to be a 1971 tax deduction!

So in the midst of New Year celebrations, I would like to wish my favorite daughter a very happy birthday.  She started recycling birthdays a few years ago, so I can’t tell you how old she is.  But I can tell you that she still likes chocolate.  And by the way, she’s my parent’s only granddaughter.