Hi Everyone from Mansfield Land!!!
What an exciting year it has been in the Ruffin household! There is so much to catch you up on in the past twelve months of our lives, so sit back with an adult beverage (preferably a McCalahan 15 year old scotch on the rocks with a splash of water and lemon twist. Or maybe I'll do that while I'm writing our yearly update) and enjoy! Haven't talked to most of you in the last year, some it's been many years, thank god, because I reserve these letters for my very best friends. I always say that the best friends in the world are the ones you don't have to see often.
January and February of 2008 brought the gift of crocheting to my leisurely days. Joye (Mr. G's[my boss] wife) taught me how to crochet at the end of January. It was exciting to learn, I had great ambitions, the king sized afghan...and the December update?
Nah, the one above I bought years ago, my 3' by 5' afghan flag is below but should be finished by the time Clif graduates from LSU, gets married and has a baby. But I appreciate the help and I'm hanging in there.
Clif turned 21 in February, just in time for Mardis Gras. Spring Semester at LSU 2008 was just average but by gosh, Mardis was a success. Norman (our dog) celebrated the "year of the deer". Yes, he dragged many a deer carcass into our yard last January. We could have opened a meat market if you like your deer a little chewed on. And we even could have sold a couple of heads. Norman is known in our neighborhood as the deer thief. He's not picky, hooves, legs, ribs, he likes it all.
March, April and May brought rain, flowers....oh hell, look at my pictures from Christmas, the hell with the year past.....Happy New Year everyone - pictures from Christmas Eve at my house and Natchitoches the night before...