Monday, March 27, 2006

Pa & Granny's Grandchildren

A Grandchild is a gift from to cherish and to love.

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged - Proverbs 17:16

Dearer than our children are the children of our children -Grandchildren.

Anthony, Lindsay & Amanda - 1st row
Haskell, Kana, Adam & Kasey - 2nd row
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Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Our Baby ~ Cydney"

Our Baby ~ Cydney is going to possibly be out for the rest of the season. She is a doll. We love her so much, and missed her at practice on Thursday. She had some major surgery at the first of the week and we all are terribly upset. We miss you Cyd...and love you bunches!!! Come back to us soon!!!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

~Castevens Stars In Wins~

Publication: Mt Airy News;
Date: Mar 21, 2006;
Section: Sports;
Page: 7

By THOMAS LESTER Sports Editor of The Mount Airy News ~

Mount Airy’s Lindsay Castevens got to show off a little bit of her versatility this weekend in her Challenge League soccer games. Castevens, a sixth grader at Mount Airy Middle School, played some forward and a little bit in net as the NTSC Stokes Spirits U12 team cruised to victories against teams from Wilkes County and Burlington. In the first game, against Wilkes on Saturday, Castevens came up big in the second half after playing goal in the first. With Stokes leading 2-1 after the break, Castevens scored three goals and assisted on two more scores as the Spirits rolled to an 8-2 victory. The team followed it up with a 6-0 win against Burlington on Sunday. In that game, Castevens started at forward and scored two goals while assisting another in the first 10 minutes of the contest to help Stokes pull out to a quick 4-0 lead. In the second half, Castevens played in goal and helped preserve the shutout in the Spirits’ victory. Castevens said that given the choice, she would rather play forward, but the admitted soccer fanatic — who has a shirt signed by this year’s UNC women’s soccer team — is fine playing just about anywhere. “It’s pretty fun,” Castevens said. “Sometimes I wish I couldn’t play goalie so I could play forward more.” Lindsay’s father, Shane Castevens, said spending time as keeper will help complete her game. “It makes you appreciate the whole game; you can learn a whole lot,” Shane Castevens said. “It’s like playing catcher in baseball. You’ll be a better fielder after you catch. She’s become a better player after she was a keeper.” Shane Castevens noted that the experience of playing the position has given his daughter a better understanding of how a goalkeeper thinks. “You have to understand the timing of a keeper, when they come out on a break,” he said. With a handful of games to go, the Spirits are in first place in the U12 league and they still have the league tournament and the State Cup to go. And Lindsay Castevens is enjoying every minute of it — whether she’s playing forward and attacking the goal or playing keeper and defending it. “It’s just really fun,” she said.

Submitted photo: Lindsay Castevens takes a shot during last weekend’s Triad Challenge League soccer action. Castevens scored five goals and played goalkeeper for the NTSC Stokes Spirits.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Our Family "HERO" Joe Dewey Richmond

In every family there is a family "HERO" and in ours it's Joe Dewey Richmond. He is my husband's uncle. He was in the Navy and is a brother to Shane's mother along with the other 6 siblings. In 1980 when I met Shane, Joe was the one everyone talked about. I remember how they held him in the "highest" esteem. And why not, he was the coolest uncle and he served his country by joining the Navy. He was a handsome man. Not only that, he had a Ford truck to die with a roll bar in the back and a set of wheels that not only shined, but put it high up in the air. Soon it will be 27 years since he departed this old earth to be home with his heavenly father...and least, we need to never forget what he meant to us and to hold him dear to our hearts for FOREVER! Til we see thee again....Gods Speed Dear Joe.
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Good-Bye to Mayberry.....

Good-bye Mayberry...these fine 2 people, Bill & Charlotte...and 1 dog, Whitey are GONE!!! Good-bye friends...Good-bye neighbors...Good-bye wonderful weather...Good-bye North Carolina!!!! Good-bye!!!! Posted by Picasa