Sunday, December 7, 2008

Madison, turbaconducken and breathe

Above the front door at Thurleson, built in 1800

- Continuing on to the Madison, GA Tour of Homes, Barb G and I loved Echo House the most. It was designed in 1915 by Leila Ross Wilburn, the first female architect in Georgia. The home is very open, in the Prairie style, and flows out onto the outside. It is currently owned by a retired CBS-TV news correspondent who was holding forth in the living room. He thanked me for coming after I told him how much I loved it, saying "Come back anytime." Then leaning in and lowering his voice, "...and bring your own booze."

- Niece Carla sends this link after a family discussion about Turducken. The sight of pre-cooked Turbaconducken ain't for the faint of heart, for sure. And I think it's kind of funny that someone has a website called "Bacon Today, The World of Sweet Sweet Bacon."

- Friend Steven has an annual Holiday card competition and sends out instructions each year. He and Ronnie make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice if you win. I love the ending of this year's email: "I just wanted you all to know that every card I get is cherished. I have all of the cards you have ever sent me. To me it's not an obligation because it's the holidays and I "have to", for me it's a good reason to stay in touch, even if it is only once a year.

Don't forget to breathe.
Big Love

P.S. My long time friend is going to show me how to set up a blog so I can keep you all posted. The winner will be announced after New Years."

The "long time friend" is yours truly. I will put a link to the card contest blog when we get it set up. Cheers!


Jannie Funster said...

Ah, that's nice. Long Time Friend!

And what a beautiful display above that door, a very unique piece of fruit art.

Lynn said...

She also had an enormous hurricane like vase filled with fruit and greenery, sticks and berry branches just inside the door in the foyer, but the tour monitor inside wouldn't let me take a picture of it. I guess they are afraid I would capture its soul. :)