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      Guide to Picture List

      September 2006 Photos (This section includes typical family pictures of birthdays, kids, relatives, even pets and cars, and so forth.)

      Here are a few shortcuts to some of the most interesting groups of photos in this section:

      Jacob's 15 birthday.
      Sarah's sexy dress.(This whole sexy dress business got started because we had to find Sarah something appropriate to wear to an upscale wedding held after 6:00 P.M. The etiquette books say that the little basic black dress is what is called for.)
      Jacob and the Manna Monday Band.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday.
      Shad and Natalie's Studio Party.
      Shad and Natalie's Wedding Reception. (Attendance at this reception was estimated to be 700-900 people. The wedding was at Our Lady of the Valley, a very posh, heavily Italian parish. The reception was held in OLV's gigantic parish hall. Papa Verciglio had the caterers from his gracery store chain serving everything from chicken, ham, and turkey to kibbee. There were four wine and beer bars, one in each corner of the room. Altogether there were approximately 35 uniformed caterers, waiters, bartenders, and busboys working this occasion. There was live music by one of the hottest club bands in the Birmingham area.)

      October 2006 Photos

      Here are some shortcuts:

      The 2006 CCMS Show Choir's First Public Performance.
      More Rehearsal Photos of Manna Monday Band.
      Decorating for Fall and Halloween.
      Vincent Oliver's Hippodrome Barber Shop.
      Going to See the Ballet Version of Dracula.
      Sarah's Awards from School.
      Jacob Guests with George and the G-Men.

      November 2006 Photos.
      Here are some shortcuts:

      Rehearsal Photos and Fake Album Covers for Manna Monday.
      Manna Monday's First Public Performance. The band played for an hour in front of the church on a Friday evening to promote attendance at the first service. It was freezing cold that evening!
      Manna Monday's First Actual Service. . . so it's finally show time!
      November 2006 Photos.

      Places (This section includes pictures of familar places, of nature, weather, landscaping, houses and a lot of so forth.)

      Here are some shortcuts to this section:

      Flowers, Foliage, and Landscapes.
      Buildings, Neighborhoods, Architecture.
      People and Animals.

      Old Photos (This section includes old pictures from as far back as 1931.)

      Here are some shortcuts to parts of this section:

      Photos from 1931 to 1949.
      Photos from 1950 to 1969.
      Photos from 1970 to 1989.
      Photos from 1990 to 1995.
      Photos from 1996 to 1999.
      Photos from 2000 to the present.

      Disclaimer: This album was made for the personal use of family members and friends. Nearly all of the photos in this album were taken by members of the family. A very small number were sent to me by friends with permission to include the photos in this collection. Also, a very small number of the photos are from collections of stock photos which I purchased. If anyone viewing these pictures spots something that violates some rule or copyright, please contact me at wsorourke@msn.com and I will remove the photo immediately.


      September is a very busy month. This photo essay on September 2006 will, therefore, be incomplete. For example, I didn't get a chance to take pictures at our dinner party in early September. Patsy and Rhodes Watkins, Harry and Jeannie Bradford, and Carol and I had a marvelous evening together in early September, but I was not allowed to take pictures.

      Jacob's 15th birthday.

      Here is Taylor Wiggins, Jacob's "very special friend" beginning around the time Jacob and she were in the eighth grade. Taylor also is Sarah's friend since they were both taking dance at Miss Beverly's. This picture was made during Jacob's 15th birthday party.
      Jonathan Gurley, Christian Holt, and Jacob on the eve of Jacob's 15th birthday.
      Blowing out the candles on the Jacob's 15th birthday cake. (Actually this was the second cake. Before we could do the candle thing with the first cake, Jacob, Jonathan, and Christian got up in the middle of the night and ate Cake #1.)
      Birthday Cake #2.
      Another view of Cake #2.
      Jake and his cake.
      Getting Ready to Do the Candle thing!
      Mario the Mafia Cat is really a wise guy, so he thinks he's dangerous. Here he is trying to look scary.
      Mario thinks he owns the world. Here he is getting ready to take a nap in one of Carol's nice trays.
      Mario is a bad influence on Freckles. Here Freckles is climbing on the furniture just like Mario does.
      Freckles looking serious.

      Sarah's Sexy Dress

      Here is Sarah on her way to go shopping at the Summit.
      Sarah's first stop at the Summit? Coconuts, the music CD store.
      Next stop? Anthropologie, a very expensive boutique, where Miss Sarah tried on clothes and shot pictures of herself in the dressing room.
      Another view of Sarah trying on the dress.
      Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Jacob is up and ready to go to high school.
      Gloomy and tired-looking, at 5:45 A.M. Jacob's dad is struggling to get up and go to work.
      3:45 P.M., and Jake and Sarah are walking home from the school bus stop.
      The dramatic Sarah complaining about the 98 degree weather in early September.
      Jacob Shelton and Jacob O'Rourke, guitar buddies who met as the ninth grade was beginning.
      Sunday morning! Get the paper, walk the dog!
      These are the cars Carol and Warren were driving in 2006.
      Here's the car Michael was driving in 2006.
      Jacob Practicing on a September afternoon in 2006.
      Another View of Jacob Practicing.
      Another View of the Music Room.
      Still Another View of the Music Room.

      Jacob and the Manna Monday Band.

      They are starting a praise band down at the church, and fifteen-year-old Jacob joins this adult group called the Manna Monday Band.
      Here's another view of Manna Monday's first rehearsal.
      Here's still another view of Jacob at Manna Monday.
      Jacob jamming with Manna Monday.
      More Manna Monday. (The band at its second practice session.)
      Still More Manna Monday. ("Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! I'm the leader of the band! G-E-O R-G-E Griffin is my name!")
      More and More Manna Monday. (Kenneth Moore working the sound for Manna Monday.)
      A Tiny Bit More of Manna Monday. (Jeremy Auvil on Conga Drums!)
      Manna Monday Rides Again!. (Joe Cooley and his drum kit!)
      Manna Monday Returns! (Jeremy and Joe on break!)
      Manna Monday -- One More Time
      Manna Monday -- Yet Again!
      September 22, 2006 -- Tornado Warnings All Afternoon.
      So Freckles Spends the Day Napping on our Good Sofa.
      But No Tornado Hits This Time.
      So Life Goes On As Usual.
      In Birmingham from Nashville for a debate tournament, Thom (our little 6'4" son) meets Mom for breakfast at Cracker Barrel.
      Carol Waiting for Thom to Arrive.
      Thom Takes a Break.

      Shad and Natalie's Studio Party

      On 23 September 2006 there was a party at the studio for Shad (Sarah's dance teacher) and his bride-to-be Natalie. Here are a couple of "Shad's girls" at the party.
      Here's Kennally (Shad's Niece)at the party as she shows she thinks she is already a big girl like Sarah and Jill.
      Here's Natalie Verciglio and Shad Simpson at the studio party celebrating their up-coming marriage. The wedding will be one week after this party at Our Lady of the Valley, a really posh church. Verciglio? The ones who own Piggly Wiggly? I'll ask at a tactful time.
      How Happy Miss Cheree Seems Today!
      Taylor "Skip" Simpson: A Truly Nice Guy!

      Sarah's 13th Birthday.

      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #1.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #2.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #3.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #4.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #5.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #6.
      Sarah's 13th Birthday, Photo #7.

      Shad and Natalie's Wedding Reception. (This was our big event for September 2006.)

      Sarah and Carol Dressed for the Wedding Reception.
      Sarah Dressed for the Wedding Reception.
      Sarah on Her Way to the Wedding Reception.
      Sarah Entering the Parish Hall for the Reception.(This is a reaction shot. Sarah was very impressed by the opulence of this affair.)
      Barb Smith and her Husband.
      Donna and Russell Cornwell at Shad and Natalie's Reception.
      Sarah and her dance buddy Jamie Mason.(Both of these girls are wearing "basic black cocktail dresses" for the first time.)
      Marissa Zapata and her Dad, Thomas. (Marissa has been taking dance with Sarah ever since we first joined Beverly's Dance Unlimited.)
      Marissa's Mom and Dad, Tanya and Thomas.
      Sarah, Jamie, and Marissa at Shad and Natalie's Wedding.
      Here are four of the other "Shad's big girls" that Sarah dances with. (The average age of these girls in September of 2006 is almost 16 years old; Sarah has just turned 13!)
      Miss Beverly at the Wedding, 2006.


      More Manna Monday Rehearsal Photos

      Rehearsing "Blessed Be Your Name."
      Jeremy's Son Beating on Congas.
      Another View of Jeremy's Son Beating on Congas.
      George and Jacob Rehearsing "Blessed Be Your Name."
      Rehearsing "Blessed Be Your Name."
      October 9, 2006 View #1.
      October 9, 2006 View #2.
      October 9, 2006 View #3.
      October 30, 2006: Rehearsal View #1.
      October 30, 2006: Rehearsal View #2.
      October 30, 2006: Rehearsal View #3.
      October 30, 2006: Rehearsal View #4.
      October 30, 2006: Rehearsal View #5.

      Decorating for the Fall and Halloween.

      Getting Decorated for the Fall, 2006.
      More Getting Decorated for the Fall, 2006.
      Still More Getting Decorated for the Fall, 2006.
      Halloween Flag and Mums, 2006.
      A Small Pumpkin Flag in a Flower Bed, 2006.
      The Wicked Witch's Visit in 2006.
      The Green-Haired Good Witch's Appearance in 2006.
      Neighborhood Decorations.
      More Neighborhood Decorations.
      Still More Neighborhood Decorations.
      Even More Neighborhood Decorations.

      2006 CCMS Show Choir

      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #1.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #2.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #3.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #4.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #5.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #6.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #7.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #8.
      2006 CCMS Show Choir at Clay-Chalkville Elementary School Fall Festival, View #9.

      A Visit to Vincent Oliver's Barber Shop.

      The Coolest Barber Shop in Alabama.
      Pops Getting a Haircut, 2006.
      Another view of Pops Getting a Haircut, 2006.
      Interior of the Barber Shop, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.
      Another view of the Barber Shop Interior, 2006.

      A Performance of "Dracula: the Ballet That Bites."

      "Dracula: The Ballet That Bites." (Photography was not allowed at this 2006 event, so I have cut and pasted from the program.)
      Dracula #2.
      Dracula #3.
      Dracula #4.
      Dracula #5.
      Dracula #6.
      Dracula #7.

      Sarah's Awards from School.

      Sarah's Certificate for "A" Honor Roll.
      Sarah's Certificate for Exemplary Behavior.
      Sarah's Certificate for Volunteer Work.

      Jacob Plays with George and the G-Men.

      Jacob Guesting with George and the G-Men, #1.
      Jacob Guesting with George and the G-Men, #2.
      Jacob Guesting with George and the G-Men, #3.
      Jacob Guesting with George and the G-Men, #4.

      November 2006 Photos.

      Rehearsal Photos and Album Covers.

      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #1.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #2.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #3.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #4.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #5.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #6.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #7.
      November 1, 2006 -- Manna Monday Rehearsal #8.

      The Manna Monday Band Goes Public for the First Time.

      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #1.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #2.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #3.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #4.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #5.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #6.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #7.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #8.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #9.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #10.
      November 3, 2006 -- First Public Performance, #11.

      The First Actual Service of Manna Monday.

      November 6, 2006 -- It's showtime! Manna Monday's First Service.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #2.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #3.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #4.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #5.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #6.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #7.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #8.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #9.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #10.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #11.
      November 6, 2006 -- Manna Monday's First Service, #12.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #1.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #2.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #3.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #4.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #5.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #6.
      Mario the Cat at Christmas, #7.



      Flowers, Foliage, Landscapes, Etc.

      In 2006 it didn't rain in June, July, or August, so I took a picture of the first rain we had in September.
      Late Summer Flowers, 2006.
      Strange Purple Berries!
      Tiny Roses in the Garden at the End of My Driveway, 2006.
      Even though the leaves are changing colors for Fall, summer flowers were still in bloom, October 8, 2006.
      A big pot of mums, October 2006.
      Fall at Jeff State, 2006.
      Fall 2006, #1.
      Fall 2006, #2.
      Fall 2006, #3.
      Fall 2006, #4.
      Fall 2006, #5.
      Fall 2006, #6.
      Fall 2006, #7.
      Fall 2006, #8.
      Fall 2006, #9.
      Fall 2006, #10.
      Fall 2006, #11.
      Fall 2006, #12.
      Fall 2006, #13.
      Our Mountain Foliage in Mid-October, 2006.
      More October Foliage, 2006.
      Still More October Foliage, 2006.
      Even More October Foliage, 2006.
      Some More October Foliage, 2006.

      Buildings, Neighborhoods, Architecture

      The Riverchase Galleria on the Day of President Bush's Visit.
      The Mighty Wurlitzer on Stage at the Alabama Theater.
      Here's a pretty good restaurant in our part of town.
      Here's a pretty good restaurant over on South Side.
      Where Carol Lived as a Child Still Looks Pretty Good. (2006)
      A Musical Still Life.
      The Lyric, which is being renovated, is just across the street from the Alabama. Notice the elaborate system of fire escapes on the facade of the building.
      The Back Side of Our House in Clay.
      The Local Chapter of Wally World, Inc.
      On Friday night, you see all sorts of wild stuff in the Walmart parking lot.
      Parisian Leaves Eastwood Mall; Moves To Trussville."

      Farewell to Eastwood Mall!
      Graffiti posted by Black and Hispanic Gangs. #1
      Graffiti posted by Black and Hispanic Gangs. #2
      Graffiti posted by Black and Hispanic Gangs. #3
      Graffiti posted by Black and Hispanic Gangs. #4
      Graffiti posted by Black and Hispanic Gangs. #5
      Graffiti posted by Black and Hispanic Gangs. #6
      Farewell to Century Plaza!
      Flash! Birmingham's Largest J.C. Penney Store Closes; Relocates in Eastern Suburbs.
      BDU Studio in Clay, Alabama.
      Jeff State's Newest Building Opens in 2006.
      Jeff State's Largest Building.
      Storm Clouds Over Jefferson State.
      After the rain, there was a rainbow.
      Saks Fifth Avenue's Birmingham Store.
      The Dance Studio Decorates for Halloween.
      Polo Downs Decorates for Halloween 2006, #1.
      Polo Downs Decorates for Halloween 2006, #2.
      Polo Downs Decorates for Halloween 2006, #3.
      Carl Salter's Painting of Woodlawn High School.

      People and Animals

      One of my students on Halloween 2006.
      Another Halloween costume from 2006.
      Beverly Henley, Office Manager for Communications and Humanities Division -- one of the busiest people I have ever seen.
      "Judy! Judy! Judy!"
      John Floyd, Editor of Southern Living.
      "Coach Henderson Ends Up As Mayor of Center Point!"
      Jack Hair, Administrator, HUMC.
      Sheriff Mike Hale Campaigning at 2006 Clay-Chalkville Fall Festival.
      A pair of swans at the Birmingham Zoo.
      Another photo from the llama-alpaca-vicuna farm on Pine Mountain (2006).


      Photos from 1880 to 1949.

      Zeph Harvey, Carol's Great-Grandfather (circa 1880).
      Thomas Francis O'Rourke (circa 1900).
      Thomas L. Dearman, Carol's Grandfather (circa 1917).
      Rosina and Wilhelm Stockmann, circa 1923.
      Carol's mother and her brother in 1931.
      Michael Francis O'Rourke (1933 photo for Spring Hill College Yearbook).
      Mimi On A Snowy Day in Washington, D.C., 1939.
      Warren Francis and Michael Pruitt, 1941. (In the background is Grandpa O'Rourke's brand-new Studebaker. A few months later the war started and there were no more cars built for about seven years.)
      1941 Studebaker Champion. (The car here is a green two-door just like the one in the previous picture.)
      Ancestors, 1941. (From left to right: Warren Francis, Michael Francis, Michael Vincent, and Catherine McAllister O'Rourke)
      Warren Francis, 1941.
      Aunt Rosa Mae and Warren Francis, 1941.
      Aunt Rosa Mae, Warren Francis, and Michael Pruitt, 1941.
      Uncle Warren and Warren Francis, 1941.
      Warren Francis in an Antique Baby Stroller (1941).
      On Mobile Bay in 1941.
      Warren's Second Birthday, 1942.
      Another View of Warren's Second Birthday, 1942.
      Grandpa O'Rourke, Rosa Mae, and Grandma O'Rourke (1943).
      A family outing in the middle of World War Two (1943).
      Carol in 1945.
      Carol holding a big, expensive doll (1947).
      Carol's love of the beach dates way back when.
      The snowstorm of 1948.
      Little Carol in Fancy Dress (1948).
      D.F.'s First Car after World War Two -- the 1949 Ford.

      Photos 1950-1969

      Mike Pruitt and Grandpa O'Rourke in 1951.
      D. F.'s 1954 Plymouth.
      Tommy and Mary Elsie, 1959.
      In 1962 Ed Scott and Mary Louise had a wedding reception that lasted three days and included sessions in Mobile, Biloxi, and New Orleans. That's what sometimes happened when George Elzen started calling his Lebanese cousins. For example, George's cousin Pete Kalifeh got us three free rooms at the old Roosevelt Hotel and arranged for free taxi service all over the New Orleans area.
      Alpha Phi Sorority Girl, 1964.
      Bob Boyd, Our actor Friend in 1964.
      August 28, 1965.
      Arnold Ready for a Bama Pep Rally in 1967.
      Michael Playing Football at the University of Alabama in 1969.
      Bob Boyd's christmas Visit, 1969.
      Bob Boyd Drinks a Christmas Toast, 1969.

      Photos from 1970 to 1989.

      Michael and Michael Paige in 1970.
      Michael Tuning His Guitar, 1970.
      Thom and Michael about 1971.
      Thom (about 1972).
      Thom hunting Easter eggs at St. Paul's on Sun Hill Road (1972).
      Michael and Thom during the 1974 football season.
      The boys on the deer in Washington Square in 1975.
      Carol in Paris in 1976.
      Carol at the Arch of Triumph in Paris.
      At the Paris Prefecture of Police at 5:00 A.M.
      A Visit to the Palace at Versailles.
      The Front of the Palace at Versailles.
      Nancy and Carol in France.
      Warren in Paris in 1976.
      The Parish Church for Blenheim Palace.
      The Resting Place of Winston Churchill.
      Thom at Richard Bradford's Birthday in 1977.
      Thom O'Rourke and Franklin Bradford in 1977.
      Michael's Basketball Team, 1979.
      Michael's Basketball Team, 1979.
      Carol in 1980.
      Carol at the Center Point Swim Club in 1980.
      Crazy Michael at the Center Point Swim Club, 1980.
      Crazy Thom at the Center Point Swim Club, 1980.

      Carol and Warren on Clearwater Beach, 1980.
      Carol and Warren and the Boys on Clearwater Beach, 1980.
      Carol Collecting Shells on Clearwater Beach, 1980.
      Thelma Harvey Collecting Shells in the Surf at Clearwater Beach, 1980.
      "The Rowdies Run Here; The Rowdies Run There; They Kick The Ball Around." (1980)
      Michael, Carol, and Thom in 1980.
      Thom as Santa Claus, 1980.
      Thom in Jeff State's 1982 production of Romeo and Juliet.
      Carol at Banks High School, 1986..
      Thom at the beginning of his senior year of high school (1987).
      Carol spent the summer of 1987 teaching English in Guatemala.
      "I T'ought I Taw A Puddy Tat": Katrina vs. the Parakeet (1988).
      Michael O'Rourke (about 1988).
      Thom O'Rourke (about 1988).
      Daddy Francis, 1989.

      Photos from 1990 to 1995.

      Carol and Warren, 1991.
      Jacob Asleep On A Very Comfy Pillow, 1992.
      Here's Jacob at nine months old. (1992)
      A year old, and already dealing cards!(1992)
      Thom and his niece and nephew, 1994.
      Jacob in 1994, #1.
      Jacob in 1994, #2.
      1992 University of Alabama Graduation.
      Jake and Pops Looking for the Little Bo. (1994)
      Jake and Pops on the Steps of Gorgas House. (1994)
      Carol and Jacob on the Steps of Gorgas House. (1994)
      Sarah loved the built-in vacuum system at the old house on 6th Way N.W. (1994)
      A Visit to Lake Villa at Christmas Time.
      Fluffy old Domino and little Sarah. (1995)
      Raggedy Ann and Sarah. (1995)
      Sarah and the Christmas Tree, 1995.
      Thelma Harvey and Sarah at Lake Villa, 1995.

      Sarah admiring her big brother. (1995)
      An Omen of the Future. (1995)

      Photos from 1996 to 2000.

      Jacob and the Mean Little Kid Down the Street. (1996)
      Jake No Longer Trusts Jesse. (1996)
      Jacob's Left-Handed Salute. (1996)
      Two Theatrical Children. (1996)
      Jacob, Sarah, and Thelma Harvey's White Cadillac. (1996)
      Jake and the Snowball #1(1997)
      Jake and the Snowball #2(1997)
      "Sometimes it snows a lot in sunny Alabama!"(1997)
      Jake at a Chuckee Cheese Birthday Party(1997).
      Here is Sarah with wings and a harp.(1997)
      Carol and Jacob at the soccer field in 1998.
      Sarah and the Heart-Shaped Sunglasses #1 (about 1998).
      Sarah and the Heart-Shaped Sunglasses #2 (about 1998).
      Kathleen and Sarah (about 1998).
      More Kathleen and Sarah.
      Sarah, Carol, and Kathleen about 1998.
      "He may be my brother, but he's really my best friend."
      Silly Sarah with Stitches.
      Sarah learns a bit of science in 1999.
      Jacob learns a bit of science in 1999.
      Sarah in the First Grade, 1999.

      Photos from 2000 to the present.

      Jake Clearing the Ball from the Goal Area (2000).

      Sarah in a fur coat. (2000)
      Sarah and Jacob in formal wear, 2001.
      Four Ramsay Faculty Members, 2001.
      Sarah in 2001, #1.
      Sarah in 2001, #2.
      Sarah in 2001, #3.
      Sarah in 2001, #4.
      Sarah's first regional and national competition vocal solo was "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun." (2002)
      The last award ceremony is over, so two tired but happy dancers head for home, 2002.
      Old Towne Helena, 2002.
      Carol Ready for "The Richard Simmons Work-Out," 2002.
      Pops Getting Ready for "The Richard Simmons Work-Out," 2002.
      Skip Simpson in his Richard Simmons Costume, 2002.
      Pops and Skip Backstage, 2002.

      At Applebee's after Jacob's 2003 Graduation from Clay Elementary.
      Colin Kennedy, 2003.
      Sarah and Holland Brown, 2004.
      Jacob "wigging out" on a D7 chord(2004).
      Look how Sarah is hugging on her Daddy. (2004)
      Here's a reluctant angel ready for the 2004 Christmas pageant at the church.
      Jacob, Sarah, and Katy Kemp in a classic Christmas tableau, 2004.
      Party at Clay Elementary, 2004.
      Atop Mile-High Lookout Mountain, 2004.
      Carol and Warren Atop Mile-High Lookout Mountain, 2004.
      Sarah with Ruby Falls in the Background, 2004.
      Springtime on Lookout Mountain, 2004. (Notice the yellow flowers in the upper left corner of the picture.)
      Sarah in Panama City, 2004.
      Time to Start Back to Birmingham from Panama City.
      Carol and Sarah on a Spring day in 2005.
      Backstage at 2005 Applause Regionals.
      Another view of what was going on backstage at the 2005 Applause Regionals.
      Waiting for Awards at 2005 Applause Regionals.
      Dancing While Waiting for Awards at 2005 Applause Regionals.
      Backstage at the 2005 BDU Recital.
      Shad and the Girls, 2005 Recital.
      Another view of Shad and the Girls, 2005 Recital.

      Getting Sarah ready to compete at the 2005 Applause Nationals.
      Backstage Sarah, 2005.
      Kathleen and Miss Susan, Sarah's ballet teacher.
      The Woods Hall Door Where Wallace "Stood in the Schoolhouse Door."
      Sarah and Jake at Bryant-Denny in 2005.
      Sarah's 12th Birthday.
      Another View of Sarah's 12th Birthday.
      Another View of Sarah's 12th Birthday.
      Sarah and Holland Brown at Rising Star, 2005.
      Here's a light-hearted acolyte ready to assist at the main service on a Sunday in 2005.
      Jacob, Carol, Sarah, and Friend. (Halloween,2005).

      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #1. (November,2005).
      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #2. (November,2005).
      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #3. (November,2005).
      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #4. (November,2005).
      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #5. (November,2005).
      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #6. (November,2005).
      Smokey Joe's Cafe, #7. (November,2005).
      The 2005 Clay Christmas Parade. (Halloween,2005)
      Jacob, Sarah, Christian Holt, and Santa Claus. (2005)
      Pumpkins for Sale in 2005.
      "Hey Big Spender!"
      Sarah in 2006
      Sarah ready to sing "Popular" in the 2006 recital.
      Holland and Sarah, backstage at 2006 recital.

      Photos found in an old wallet of Michael's in 2006.
      More wallet photos, 2006.
      Sarah with Miss Beverly at the party celebrating Beverly's 50th Anniversary as a dance teacher, 2006.
      Sarah with Miss Lisa, Sarah's first voice teacher, 2006.
      Sarah studying a map of Six Flags Over Georgia, 2006.
      Sarah with Jennifer Van Hooser at Beverly's Anniversary Party, 2006.
      Sarah with Miss Sheree at Beverly's Anniversary Party, 2006.
      Sarah in her 2006 Recital Hip Hop Costume.
      One of Sarah's Many Moods.
      Sarah's Sixth Grade Science Project.
      Jacob and Sarah, Spring 2006.
      Charles Watching Warren Draw, Summer 2006.
      Jacob Typing A Term Paper, November 2006.
      Spring Flowers, 2007.
      The Day Pops Retired, May 2007.
      Look under the black dot to see the top of Sarah's head as she listens for her name to be called at the 2007 Honors Day Ceremony.
      Here's the playroom in black and white. (May 2007)
      Here's Mario sleeping after worrying us to death for about four or five hours. (May 2007)