Sunday, April 6, 2008

THE GREAT BACKROADS ADVENTURE, POST #10 - SHREVEPORT REVISITED

Hi, y'all! have you wondered where the heck I've been???
Sunday afternoon of Post #9 I started getting really sick - I had a flare-up of my rhuematoid arthritis that sent me to my knees! It was so funny because I thought I was "sick" sick, ya know? But, as Sunday turned into Monday and Monday turned into Tuesday, and I added everything up, I realized that that was what it was - I think it's time for me to go see my R.A. doc again!
I'm home from my Great Adventure and I feel fine except for being exhausted from driving home and plan on unpacking my trunk, well, real soon!

Before I show you the amazing pics I took on the way home, let me tell you how God took care of me during this R.A. flare-up......
First, my sister-in-law, Eileen, where I was staying when it happened, was so wonderful to me. She rubbed my shoulders at least four times - working on knots that were like bricks and it helped so much!
My other angel is my cousin, Melinda. She lives in Texas like me and when she called on Monday and found out how bad off I was, she flew to Ohio and drove back with me. She, with her wonderful husband, Emil's, support, dropped everything and flew up on Tuesday evening and we started driving home on Wednesday.
God takes such good care of me!
As we drove home, I told her all about one of my favorite places on the drive up and that was Shreveport, Louisianna. . .this cemetary in the inner city, to be specific.
Isnt' she beautiful???
See the wee bird on the top of the headstone?






































A row of late 1800 "cottages" in the slums of Shreveport.
Shreveport Revisited is more than pictures of the cemetary and some 1800 "cottages" set down in the middle of the slum area, but I'll leave that for my next post.
Let me leave you at the end of this, The Great Backroads Adventure, with this little pearl of wisdom.....
Life's short.
Make sure you're loving what you do, being nicer than necessary and embracing your family.
xoxo, Jan

8 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Amen!,,,To your sign off sentence!

I'm so sorry to hear of your RA flareup. I'm thankful to hear of how those who love you took care of you.

*Heidi*
Everyday Cookies blog

Steph said...

Sorry to hear about your flare up, Jan, but you are lucky to have such angels!
And what awesome, gorgeous pictures! Lived in La. for three years- it's such an interesting state...I think your pictures sumed it up- beautiful (the cemetary) and kinda sad (the slums) at the same time...

Hope you're feeling better soon...

Steph

Tina said...

I was worried about ya!! Glad to see you made it home!! Praise the Lord your Cuz came to the rescue!

kecia said...

oh my gosh, the cementary pictures are STUNNING!
jja

barbara burkard said...

i'll second that AMEN!!!

hugz...can't wait to meet you!!!

SweetAnnee said...

Wonderful pics...I love OLD cemeteries & old houses.


I'm so sad you hurt , glad you're better, I'll be praying. You do have family angels, Praise God!!

lovingly, deena

Sarah said...

Wonderful pics! Cementary pictures are always so interesting to look at.
Sarah
Vintage Lily

HopHopJingleBoo said...

beautiful statues.. i really enjoy cementaries, always intersting ...you have some great photos,thatmake me think ,not all the fluff stuff..mainly thats what mine is...anyways..nice to visit here..and sorry to read about your flare up..

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