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Sunday I got to visit with my cousin Deborah Jones Wettler and her husband Jim in Monroe, North Carolina. Deborah works as a fitness instructor, working primarily in the water with kids and disabled folks. Jim oversees the residency program in Family Medicine at a nearby medical center.
We had a great time filling in each other's family history. I have so enjoyed reconnecting with family. It has been so long since we have seen each other she calls me "Teddy" and I called her "Debbie." Actually we figured the last time was at Ian and Monica's wedding eons ago (see Cousins Round I - Deborah is the second of the four children of Aunt Sue and Uncle Max). All Jones cousins, fair warning! Deborah is preparing to start planning a reunion, likely in Buffalo/Canada, for June 2011. Two years seems like enough warning to get everyone there!
I got my puppy fix with with my "cousins" Stella the rat terrier-Jack Russell mix (on the back of the sofa, just like my beagle Isabelle) and young airedale Tessa.
I then headed for Atlanta. I made a stop to snap a shot of the famous water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina, which is painted to look like a peach.
Here is a Flip a Hummer shot in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
I will be in Atlanta for several days, so be patient for my next entry.