2011: The Year in Review for the Giant Muh

Abby arrives at home in her 4x4 Nissan pickup on one of the coldest nights either of us can remember.
Abby arrives at home in her 4×4 Nissan pickup on one of the coldest nights either of us can remember.

“Spare. Pithy. Lean. Concise.” ~Interiors

  • Our first grandchild, Paul Thomas Reeves, was born January 16 to Abby’s daughter Chele and her husband Tom.
  • Intense cold and snow envelope Oklahoma in February, including an all-time state record low of -31˚F in Nowata.
  • In April, Robert Stinson and I travelled to Utah for a hiking and photography trip called Art in Every Stone.
  • Abby and I flew to Baltimore for our grandson’s Christening into the Roman Catholic Church in May.
  • In June, my newspaper shut down its press and sold it, moving printing services to our sister paper in Norman, Oklahoma.
  • In July, it was again my privilege to teach photography at East Central University as well as my ongoing gig at the Pontotoc Technology Center.
  • In contrast to the bone-chilling cold of the previous winter, August was particularly dry and hot, spawning a number of grassfires, including one in the pasture behind our own house.

    Abby and I pose for photos at the Shoffner Family Reunion in October.
    Abby and I pose for photos at the Shoffner Family Reunion in October.
  • Tom and Chele flew to Oklahoma with our grandson for a visit in August.
  • In early October, The Shoffner family hosted another excellent reunion in Duncan, Oklahoma.

    Robert Stinson shot this image of us in September; aren't we the cutest?
    Robert Stinson shot this image of us in September; aren’t we the cutest?
  • Later in October, Abby and I took our anniversary trip, including three nights in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • My sister Nicole got married to Tracey Hammill on December 3.
  • Abby suffered a heart attack just after returning from Nicole’s wedding, but received a coronary stent and was home in just three days.
  • Chele, Tom and Paul Thomas were able to fly to Oklahoma to spend Christmas with us.

    A bright future awaits our grandson, Paul Thomas Reeves.
    A bright future awaits our grandson, Paul Thomas Reeves.
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6 Comments

  1. Craig, I am still shooting and we still have a news staff. Composing is being outsourced to Norman starting Monday. And yes, the grandson is amazadorable!

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  2. i was just thinking about you yesterday – Sam’s has honeycrisp apples. :-) glad Abby is doing ok! in your sister’s wedding photos – does Michael have a pony tail?

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