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Thrift Shops, Garage Sale, Good deals!

Sep. 29, 2011 5:03 am 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2011 2:07 pm

I picked Jan (Pelicangal) up at the Atlanta airport at 7am Wed. morning and we were off to GDerr's house! Meeting the Derrs was like walking into "Family"! They welcomed us with open arms, lots of hugs and kisses...Southern Hospitality at its finest! Gary and Clare live about an hour and a half east of Atlanta in Columbus, Ga, in a beautiful Southern mini-mansion in the historic part of town. They took us around the neighborhood to see all the beautiful homes in their area...It was amazing!
They have a beautiful home and Clare has an eye for antiques! She collects antique purse so you find displays of her collection all thru the house...very cool! Gary had worked all morning on a Seafood Gaspacho and Clare made a Mandarin Orange Salad with fresh Bleu cheese crumbles,


I have known Jan (Pelicangal) for 3 years on AR and she surprized me with her British accent! Who knew she was born in England...not me! But she has been a US citizen for 40 years and she brought us to tears when she told the story of becoming a citizen.

That night Gary took us out to a popular local seafood restaurant, Rosehill Cafe and Oyster Bar. We shared 2 dozen raw oysters and had a ton of fried seafood of all kinds!

Look at Gary's fried catfish platter...he ate it all too!

After dinner, we went back to the house, had a cocktail, and then us girls decided to call it a night...poor Jan hadn't had any sleep in 36 hours because she had flown all night on Tuesday, Poor Gal! More to come........
Sep. 29, 2011 5:20 am
hi mylepp! i love ya gal. it's gater's birthday today and she needs a mri. we are heading to athens, ga. to check in with that gal and of course get our wallets seriously hurt. we MUST do this again!
Sep. 29, 2011 5:25 am
oh, and in reference to claire's taste in antiques...i'm just 3 years!
Sep. 29, 2011 5:27 am
Tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me and Marley! Another MRI...well, glad the doctors are keeping a good eye on her and so glad you both are going up to be with her on her birthday!
Sep. 29, 2011 5:28 am
LOL, you nut!
Sep. 29, 2011 6:11 am
Great pic's Cindy...omg...that catfish looks grand! Sounds like you all had a great time. Sure wished we could have made it...oh well maybe next time around.
Sep. 29, 2011 6:11 am
Oh and Gary and Clare's house is awesome!
Sep. 29, 2011 6:32 am
WOW! Still green with envy and now I'm hungry. What a lovely house! I am so glad you all had a great time!
Sep. 29, 2011 7:03 am
OMG! This house is gorgeous!!!! What a lovely bunch of folks too. I will have to live vicariously through all your blogs. NEXT TIME!!!!!!
Sep. 29, 2011 8:22 am
Beautiful pics Cindy, thanks for sharing your visit
Sep. 29, 2011 8:47 am
Wow! Catfish like I've never seen it! Well, born & raised in Colorado... Sounds like such a nice time. Although, gotta admit that my favorite thing to fish for is catfish. River trout are OK. Catfish are just more fun to go after. Vicariously is the word, so much fun to look at pics & read about this. Thanx.
Sep. 29, 2011 9:20 am
What a beautiful home Gary and Claire have! I bet y'all ahd a great time!
Sep. 29, 2011 9:24 am
What a BEAUTIFUL house! I love it! Sounds like you all had a blast! Those oysters look delish! YUMMMMM!
Sep. 29, 2011 9:25 am
What a BEAUTIFUL house! I love it! Sounds like you all had a blast! Those oysters look delish! YUMMMMM!
Sep. 29, 2011 11:10 am
I wish I could have been there! It sounds like you had a great time!
Sep. 29, 2011 5:00 pm
That house is beautiful! So are the people! Thanks for the updates.
Sep. 29, 2011 7:20 pm
It sounds like a ton of laughs were had! Gary's house looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Glad you all had fun!
Sep. 29, 2011 10:29 pm
Gotta love that Southern hospitality! GDerr, your house is Awesome! Really happy for your successful round up!
Oct. 1, 2011 2:07 pm
folks we are empty nesters now.claire has done mucho work since we've lived here and it could use more. i want a lake home, but this is kinda the family home whatever claire wants, claire gets. i live on the one corner of the couch,remote in hand ( college football, nfl, major league baseball.) but, the kitchen is MY domain...besides 1 of the bathrooms. i'm a happy camper. thx ya, but this is not a manision. it's claire's home, she just allows me to cook here, lol.
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Down here in Central Coast Florida since late Aug. 2012. I still cook and bake and its so good to be around family again!
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There is just one of me but I do cook dinner almost every night. I love easy dishes on the nights I really don't feel like cooking. Grandmommy Capps lived in Rocky Mount, NC....Sundays were a holiday! Dinner was at 2pm. Leftovers were snacks later(dark thirty)....she was a great biscuit and piemaker. Being the oldest of 23 grandchildren, I was the BEST dishwasher! Hand wash everything in a washpan! I've never heard of it??? You need one to play as your wash sink,and then you rinse in the kitchen sink.....It was air dry either....someone had to dry ALL the dishes! I love my Sis for that!
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We have ham, blackeyed peas, collard greens, and corn muffins on New Year's Day for good luck! Peanut blossums are my favorite cookie for Christmas!
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"Banana Crumb Muffins" were delicious & gorgeous,looked store-bought!
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I have left the neck(in the bag) in the turkey in the past 5 years! I should know better! Always rememember to check BOTH ends of the turkey before you cook it! I'm Blonde...Sheesh!!
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