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Sunday, April 7, 2013


Spring weather has finally arrived in my little home town.  This weekend was perfect weather for the “Ghosts of the Highway” convention in our town.  I had no idea that so many people owned vintage buses.

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A favorite of my grands – 1960’s style living.

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hippie toaster

Greyhound dogs retired from the West Memphis Dog Race Track were offered for adoption.


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Are you wondering why the “Ghosts of the Highway” organization came to our little town?  The attraction was our restored art deco Greyhound Bus Station.

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The weather was also perfect for an even more exciting event in our town – at least for my family.

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Our four month-old grandson, Cooper, finally came home from the hospital!  I know many of you have been praying for him, and we are so touched and grateful for your prayers.  Cooper and his family still face some hurdles ahead, so they still need your prayers.  I am over the moon excited that he is finally home.  laurie

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Grace Grits and Gardening said...

I was just in Blytheville last week:)) And, I took a photo of the Blytheville bus station and posted it on my blog Facebook page. I grew up in Osceola:)) I have always loved Blytheville...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I super love your bus station Laurie! What a neat thing to have, would love to visit your little town someday!
So so happy adorable little Cooper is home!
He is such a blessing.
Loved this post,

Marigene said...

What a cool bus station!
I am so happy to hear that Connor is home with his family...he will flourish with all the love.
Have a great week, Laurie!

Dewena said...

Welcome home, Cooper! To see him and hold him must be wonderful for all of you. I'll continue to pray for him. That bus station is fabulous! I'll have to show my husband and son all those great buses. No wonder the grands loved them. They're like miniature playhouses inside. All that vintage look inside reminds me of the movie that Lucy and Dezi made the movie of, was it the Long Long Trailer? Not sure but it was darling.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Aww! Great news! I know your family is so excited right now.
Sounds and looks like an enjoyable day. I remember the old bus stations well.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Fun post. Very nostalgic. So glad Cooper's home.

Sarah said...

Laurie, that's the best news! So happy to hear that Cooper is at home with his family. He looks so precious. I know the big sisters are happy to have him out of the hospital. Prayers continue for each of you. I know this is a wonderful step, as they move forward to a healthy, normal life. Hugs to you, dear friend.

Tricia said...

Oh, what wonderful news about Cooper! I know your heart is full of thanksgiving! I enjoyed your post about the restored bus station and all the vintage buses -- never knew people collected them!

Anita Rowe Stafford said...

I know you must be so happy about your grandson's homecoming! The whole family is beautiful! The restored bus station is quite a landmark. I was in Blytheville last year when there was an author event at That Bookstore, enjoyed seeing the town.

Sarah said...

I need that toaster!!

There is a bus station not far from my house -- I pass it every morning on my way to my office. And I often find myself wondering if it would be fun to take a trip -- on a bus. Or if it just SOUNDS fun. :) If the bus looked like THESE - sold!

Anonymous said...

That bus station looks like somewhere I need to visit!
So glad you grandson is home.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, love the old buses, they are so fun to see, but I am thrilled Cooper is home. Such a Blessing. I will keep up the prayers. Hugs, Marty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such wonderful news about Cooper! So happy for all of you! Love the old buses what a cool event!
hugs, Linda