|This page has been so much fun to do! These are pictures I've either had for a long time or new ones I've
been adding as I've been collecting them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've enjoyed putting them
together! Don't forget -- if you have any you'd like to add to the mix, please don't hesitate to send them to me!
|Yes, I'm a proud mama! This is our Little Ms. Merri. She keeps us on
our toes! And we're really glad she made the trip with me from Texas
to Tullahoma! BTW - that's her toy squirrel, not the real deal! :)
|We took my brother Vince and
his then fiancé Lise (pictured
right) for a visit to Lynchburg,
TN on Memorial Day weekend
2005, and we got our picture
taken with the whole group
(that's me dead center in the
lime green - and us blurry in
the inset!) We had lunch at
Miss Bobo's, the greatest little
restaurant. They feature items
on their menu made with the
"local product". :)
It was a lot of fun!
I was tired, but I made it!!
|Here's where I am most days and nights,
either working my day job, or working on the
website or at the computer writing!
|Me & my friend, Perry Hatch, ol'
high school buddies... we met at
the Lakes & Spires Festival in
Clarksville, TN for some lunch
and to catch up on ol' times!
|Was I In Texas? Can I Get a Hell
|sight! You really get the feeling you're in
sight! You really get the feeling you're in
Texas when you see these, I'll tell ya!Texas
when you see these, I'll tell ya!
|These were the longhorn steers outside
of Austin that were right there, plain as
you please, by the side of the road. Well,
not these exact ones... but ones just
exactly like these.
|We were only about 15 minutes away
from Gruene, Tx and the famous Gruene
Music Hall. (That's pronounced GREEN,
btw.) We went there several times. Not
for music events mind you -- my
brother-in-law and my niece are cyclists
and Gruene is host to a lot of bike races!
I thought the town was especially quaint
and really beautiful! I loved to go there
every chance I got!! Great shopping and
restaurants, too! Not to mention the site
of a few movie locations! :)
|It Was a Fond Farewell
|Here's the same Dewey crew, right
after breakfast, goofing around at
Joyce's sister's palace (that's right - I
said P-A-L-A-C-E. You can see it's 3
stories, in actual fact 4. At the beach.
Need I say more! We had a blast!!
|their kids Will & Caroline, me and my Dad &
their kids Will & Caroline, me and my Dad &
Mom, Jean & Jody & Andy, and kneeling from
left, Ross, Sean, Joyce and Joan.
left, Ross, Sean, Joyce and Joan.
We were freeeeeeeeeezing! But we had fun
riding the little train & seeing the lights!
|The Sunrise Crew at breakfast in
Dewey Beach. We always
thought we would have made
them a great commercial. I
wonder if that place is still there...
|This was Ross and Lou and I at the height of
our "Riverbend" identity at a little bar in
We really did have a great trio sound!
|Ok, I don't know who this mad woman is, but
my excuse was -- it was Halloween, and I
guess a lot of Holly rubbed off on me -- this
was in Las Vegas at a Halloween Party for
the AmVets there. They thought I was great! I
see this picture and reeeeally have to wonder!
|This was one of our outings to Deep
Creek Lake in Garrett County, MD.
We'd usually play a double, setting
up outside during the day and then
playing inside the bar at night.
|Lou and I at the Riverbend Lounge
in Falling Waters, WV
|I really loved playing
at Tarara. It was not
only beautiful, but the
wonderful to us there!
|Bill Bates -- The River
|One of our littlest fans!
|Another gig at Tarara... one of
my last in the area!
|Here was our
with Ross, Lou
This was put
together for us
by Mike Fey.
|This picture has got a Happy Birthday
written on it, but dated February 18,
1994, so this was probably a birthday
bash for Lou! This was about the time
we had started playing as Green Lights.
|I believe this is 1971. There wasn't a date on the
picture, but it says "Key" behind me...
I'm pretty sure this was the talent show at
Francis Scott Key Junior High School.
I'd say the weight and the hair-do is pretty telling! =)
|College Chums! Rhimo!!!
Drop me a line and get in
touch... it's been ages!
|This was April of 1973, my senior
year! Get a load of the dress! You
can certainly tell it was the '70's!!
Aren't my little brothers just too
cute? Now the little one has two
little boys of his own about the
same ages as they were then. Oy!
|Here's a pic of me and my friend, Doris at a
Postmaster's Convention Hospitality Suite --
I'm rehearsing for an impromtu gathering for
later, of course -- nothing changes! ;)
Doris! Love to hear from you, girl!
year my oldest
So happy to be
in the school
|Me & my cousin Bob saying
goodbye to my sister when she was
leaving for the Air Force. One of the
hardest moments of my life! I didn't
know someone got it on camera!!
|More to come...
|Here are pics of
my Mom and I
when I was a
toddler and she
was just a
herself, living in
|...and then some day they
we were not too young at
|This is my favorite old photo of my
Mom & Dad together. They were
just a couple of kids in love!
|My mom's sister and my Godmother,
my Aunt Gladys, Emily Toepfer.
She knitted all those doll's clothes you see
behind her herself, btw!
Now she's staying at the Life Care Center here in
Tullahoma, TN. Born in 1918, she'll be 93 in
|My grandparents, Julia and Antonio
Martin. We miss you both!
|My brother Bill, his wife,
Joy and my nephews,
Zachary and Travis...and
baby Taylor... the William
|Here they both are - recent college graduates:
my neice Stephanie - on her way to Medical
School, and Nicholas - with a fab job now in
computer gaming, in more recent photos!
How the time does fly!!
|Happy Silver Anniversary
Marie & Rick
December 1, 1981
December 1, 2006
Married on April 28th, 2007
|Here's my Mom & Dad on their
55th Wedding Anniversary!
(Yes! It's a whole Tiramisu! -
just for them!!!) :)
|Here are the proud big brothers, Zachary and Travis! They'll be
helping Mom Joy and watching out for their new little sister, Taylor!! :)
|I had originally intended this space for a different
idea -- but now -- I'd like to dedicate the page to
my Mother, my hero --
Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Martin.
Click the songbird picture below to see more...
|Taylor Allison Martin
Born August 1, 2007
November 26, 1933 - October 21, 2008
|Here is my Dad with his
sisters one of the last
times they were
my Aunt Julie and my
|Vin & Lise
|Vinny & Lise
Married on April 28th, 2007
|Mom & Dad
Married on April 27th, 1952
|My two grandmothers with my mom on
her wedding day....
|Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Martin
September 18, 1933 - July 11, 2010