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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Downey's Closing Night

It seemed like the whole town showed up!

Ordering our free cone

Enjoying the ice cream...

opps stayed too long .... Grandma put us to work! :)

The crowds kept coming - the line gets longer

Cooking like a pro

The grill crew
Everybody had their jobs. . . :)

Making the hundreds of orders for ice cream and shakes!
Brothers, sister and co-workers :)

Time to party!

Four generations- so many memories. . .

All the Stinnett kids with Mr. Downey- the owner

The worker's group picture
It was one fun crazy night!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Amy's Trip to DC

It was always the wish of our Great-Grandfather to find his brother who died serving our country during the Korean War. MSG Nathaniel Jones and his RCT were hit by a surprise attack in December 1950. After fierce fighting and heavy casualties, Uncle Nat and the surviving soldiers were captured and taken to a POW camp in North Korea. He spent the next two winter months in Valley #1 before dying of his wounds. Sadly, Poppy died before he ever had the chance to bury his brother on American soil.
The Defense of Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office holds a annual government briefing for the families of the soldiers unaccounted for. This helps keep the relatives up to date on what is the latest efforts to bring their family members home.
Sitting in on one of the many briefings held by many government and military officials

Discussing our family's case with one of the government officials

The Korean memorial
Nineteen sculptured soldiers stand as a reminder of the cost of defending freedom

In front of the Vietiam Memorial- at the entrance of The Wall

"For love of country they accepted death"- James A Garfield

A gorgeous view of the Reflecting Pool at dusk

The WW2 memorial honoring the 16 million who served the armed forces of the United States

Amy and cousin Billy standing next to John Paul Jones- the United State's first navel war hero!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Fellowship

We were thrilled to have the Melinks stop by for a visit!
Our first time meeting Anastasia

Angelic sweetness

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Day with Friends

Enjoying a delicious meal

Teaching us how to play a hilarious game called Catch-Phrase :)

Waiting in line for brownie sundaes! Yum!

Thank you so much for having us over!

Downeys Part 1

After more then 40 years in business the Downey family is now closing shop. During the last week we brought the camera to capture the memories.

#1 Maryland Spice

The Best Shakes in Town!

A happy customer :)

Self service!

Friday, August 20, 2010


We love the time we are able to spend with our baby cousins! On this day, Lucas and Maddy May paid us a visit. They are nine months old.

John has double duty at lunchtime!

Lucas thought it was bad enough he had to share his toys, but this was going a bit too far!

Peace is restored and everyone is happy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Queen Anne's County Fair

We arrived in time one night to watch our friends show their sheep
and win first place!

Crab cake night! Yum!

Saturday night at the annual rodeo

Sorry for the bad quality but you get the idea! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MusiCollege 2010


Patch the Pirate directing the children in the song called "Wiggle Worm"

One of the main group sessions

Learning hand bells is a little more difficult then we expected!

Closing night~Dr. Frank Garlock leading everyone in song

Music classes are more fun when shared with friends.