Busy Christmas Season


| 12/10/2012 11:00:43 PM


Tags: Christmas, Tuscumbia, Hooligans, The Shoals, UNA symphony, Mary Carton,

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I’ve been out of touch for a while. I had cataract surgery a few weeks ago, and it went very well. I can see now.  At a younger age than normal for this surgery, I wondered if it could be due to fibromyalgia as it was a fast growing type.  According to a large number of comments I found on a forum, the answer may be yes.  An eye injury while vacuuming years ago may have been the beginnings of it. 

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In my neck of the woods, we celebrate Christmas.  It’s called Christmas here, not Holiday. Many activities around the area have been going on and I’ve been busy attending and photographing them. 

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First up was an old fashion ‘Country Christmas’ at the old Lagrange College site near Leighton in November. Lagrange College Alabama’s first college and predecessor to the University of North Alabama opened on January 11, 1830 with twenty two students and three professors.  Room and board including washing, bedding, and firewood was $40 for a five month session. Tuition in the Languages and Sciences was $10 and $7.50 if taking the preparatory department courses.  Incidental expenses were said not to exceed $4.  When the Civil War started all students enlisted in the 35th Alabama Regiment of Infantry.  On April 28, 1863 the empty college met its demise when it was burned to the ground by a Federal cavalry unit commanded by Col. Florence M Cornyne.   Today the site is home to several log cabins, a church and other out building structures that were moved to the site for preservation. 
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mary carton
12/13/2012 11:42:52 PM

Welcome Liz, maybe you and your family can visit next year. Missing you.


mary carton
12/13/2012 11:42:07 PM

Thanks Cindy. I have one more thing Saturday setting up at a craft show selling my calendars and note cards, then a BBQ at a historical house that I've been wanting to photograph for the 2014 calendar. It'll give me a chance to meet the owners. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


cindy murphy
12/13/2012 1:12:47 PM

Wow, Mary - you've certainly been busy! No wonder you're pooped. Sit, relax for a while, (if it's possible to sit and relax with the Hooligans around), and maybe sip something hot and pepperminty - peppermint is supposed to have both stress relieving and invigorating qualities. Glad to hear your cataract surgery went well. Hope you recover even quicker from this bout of bustling activities than you did from the surgery, and have a relaxing Merry Christmas.


liz heenie
12/12/2012 7:09:20 AM

Thanks for sharing!


mary carton
12/12/2012 3:55:08 AM

Thanks Dave. I know one thing, I'm pooped. Merry Christmas.


nebraska dave
12/12/2012 2:28:54 AM

Mary, you sure have a lot celebrating going on during the year. It seems there's always a celebration for something to keep your camera busy. And as usual the hooligans are having a good time. They are quite a bunch. Have a great Christmas season.





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