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It’s not about Lucy …

She exists now only in my imagination. 
Lucy could be a mental compilation of the pioneer women of my heritage.

Katy Caldwell Windsor (1897-2000) who homesteaded with her young husband in the desert country of  New Mexico and Arizona;
Sylvia Rogers Caldwell (1899-1998) who was born in Indian Territory and married a cowboy-turned-wildcatter;
Elizabeth James Caldwell (1799-1873) who braved the Civil War alone on her farm in the north Georgia mountains;
Elen Fox Fagan (1826-1903) who carried on as a South Texas stockraiser after being widowed at a young age; 
and Lucy Fagan DuBois  (1874-1931) who ranched with her daughters on the Old San Antonio River Road in South Texas.

“Lucy” is about courage, perseverance, diversity and character.


Rosslyn Chapel
Inside the crypt (looking out) below the main floor of Rosslyn Chapel. A holy place.
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Lucy and Despina at The George Hotel
From our large expanse of windows, we can see out the back of the hotel to the sea. The sun
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In Flander’s Fields …
the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row. And in the old moat of the Tower of London, a
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Scene from the bus window
A former acquaintance of mine would have totally misunderstood this sign in London’s SoHo. Totally.
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Harrod’s of London
It’s a feast on the senses.  We shopped and then dropped into the Tea Room for (guess what?!) tea. We
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Adventures in WanderLand
After lots of research (watching Monarch of the Glen and reading Outlanders) and much preparation (new luggage, rain sloggers, guide
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Gearing Up
Not to be outdone by my friend, Despina, I have purchased to ultimate pair of “rain shoes” for exploring the
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Powder Puff Memories
It’s a warm July morning. After a swim, I was dressing for the day. I have a basket of huge fluffy
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Good Advice
I have enjoyed looking at the photos and quotes published by Garden & Gun magazine this month — advice that
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