Greg 'n Keetha Stuff

OK, let's be honest. This is really KEETHA stuff. Sometimes I write about Greg - - - but he has never in his life made one single post of his own. He has occasionally made a comment or two. So - - - come on in and visit with me, Keetha, for a while. I'd love it if you left your foot prints. (Interpretation: COMMENT PLEASE ;-)

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

And the Finished Product - - -

"Dinghy Bay"

"Covered Bridge on a Snowy Day" (This is one he painted pre-sabbatical.)


Blogger Kim and Mike said...

These paintings are beautiful!

1/14/2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Thanks Kim - - - - they really are better in person - - - -

1/14/2007 2:46 PM  
Blogger Deven said...

Wow. Who knew?

1/14/2007 3:29 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Hehehehehe Deven, that's what I thought when he FIRST started doing this - - - he begged and begged for all the "stuff" to try it - - - I thought, Yah right!!! Then he got the stuff - - - and viola!!!!

1/14/2007 5:23 PM  
Blogger grammy said...

Keetha -
I wonder if your friends Kim and Mike from Kernersville have ever heard of "The Captain's Coffee" in Kernersville?

There was an article in our Tally paper and it was so interesting. They roast their own coffee, that's fresher than beans you grind yourself!!!

1/14/2007 6:46 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

What about it, Kim - - - do you know about "Captain's Coffee?"

Hey - - - Greg and I used to LOVE to eat at Captain Tom's seafood in K-ville - - - is it still there?

Oh yah, and there was a great little Greek sandwich place near the old academy called Rancho or something like that - - - it was great too!!

1/14/2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

Yeah and Godfather's Pizza!!!!! They had the best teeny ice cubes! Haha! Oh, and the pizza was good too!!! Hehehe

Was the seafood place the one with the mayo in the middle of the table and we dipped our fries in it??

1/14/2007 9:05 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

The Godfather's Pizza we went to was in Winston-Salem.

I don't remember the mayo deal, but could very well have been since mayo on fries is a very southern thing.

I DO KNOW that Captain Tom's is where Kelly called the little popcorn shrimp "monkeys" - - - and of course, none of us quite knew why, unless he thought they LOOKED like monkeys?? Maybe like those little red plastic monkeys from the "Monkeys in a Barrel" game?

1/14/2007 9:08 PM  
Blogger Kim and Mike said...

I haven't heard of Captain's Coffee....I'll have to check on that one as well as Rancho. There is a restaurant on the corner of 66 and business 40 called Jimmy's which is Greek, I think. (That's it's new name in the past couple of years. I forget what it used to be called.) And this is terrible, but what is the old academy? I live in Winston-Salem, so I know it a little better than Kernersville.

I don't think Godfather's Pizza is around either. BUT, we LOVE to go to Captain Tom's! As far as mayo in the middle of the table....doesn't happen anymore. :( Our big thing to do after church is to eat Mexican food, though. We go to Monterrey's which is in the Food Lion parking lot on the left just before you get to the church. There's also a new strip mall on the right even closer to church that opened an East Coast Wings restaurant. It seems to be packed every night! Kernersville has grown so much in the 8 1/2 years that I've been here that you probably wouldn't even recognize it! :) Anything else in Kernersville that you may be wondering about?

1/14/2007 9:24 PM  
Blogger Kim and Mike said...

I forgot....have you seen pictures of the church since we made some additions to it? I should find some pictures and post them on my blog. It's really cool! :)

1/14/2007 9:30 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

I bet "Jimmy's" is the same place I was remembering as Rancho - - - - sounds like the right location.

Before merger there was a Pilgrim Holiness College with a high school Academy in Kernersville. (I believe it is a beauty school now) After merger the college went to Central (now SWU) and the HS part stayed there for YEARS. We moved to Kernersville because I took a job teaching HS science there at the Academy. After I was there for two years, the Kernersville Academy closed and was moved to High Point (which at the time was only a preschool through sixth grade). The Academy part is still in High Point - - - High Point Wesleyan Academy. I taught there for two years before I went home to raise my own family. Little Wesleyan educational history for you. :-)

We only lived in Kernersville for five years, so you've already lived in the area longer than we did.

1/14/2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Kim, I'd love to see photos of the church - - - - I've been back to visit a time or two since we moved away, but haven't been there since the summer General Conference was in Greensboro. Did I tell you Greg worked on the construction crew that BUILT that church?

BTW - - - I'm really glad to hear that Captain Tom's is still there. We absolutely LOVED that place. One day I'm coming back and I want to go eat THERE!!!

Did you happen to tell Charles Record that you knew us?? He and Greg were Medical School Buddies - - - - Greg was in PA school and Charles was in Medical School at the same time. They didn't have any classes together, but they 'talked' it at church etc. He was still single then - - - -

1/14/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Kim and Mike said...

I didn't know that Greg helped build the church. Were you there when the Family Life Center (fellowship hall) burned? I hear stories about that all the time.

I think the summer General Conference was in Greensboro was the summer I got married...2000? Euni Rickey (from Marion) was my organist for my wedding and she had been at conference that week.

I forgot to tell Charles and I just saw him and Kristi last night....and this morning, too, I guess. :) He picks on me all the time. He was my first Sunday School teacher when I moved here. He'll love to hear that I "talk" to you. Everyone I've mentioned it to gives me a strange look and asks how I could possibly know you. BTW, did you remember that you were a camp counselor of mine at Teen Camp? :) You were always one of my favorites.

1/14/2007 9:49 PM  
Blogger Kim and Mike said...

Oh do know that I taught at Lakeview for 2 years, don't you? And, I do know what the academy is now. :) They usually refer to it as the old college....or something like that. I think it's still Dudley beauty college....or something like that. I only drive past it every week on my way to church....the back should think I would know that! :)

1/14/2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Was I your actual counselor, or do you mean you were a camper during the years I was head counselor? Of course I remember you from camps - - - both Teen and Family Camp. I can still hear JoAnn Fuller calling over the loudspeaker at F. Camp "Bellhops to the office" - - -and of course, that was you and Kari.

We were not in Kernersville when the fellowship hall burned. (We lived there from 1979 until 1984) It hadn't even been BUILT yet when we were there. We came back about a year after we moved away - - - and it had been built by then - - and they had a dinner there for all who wanted to visit with us - - - it was really nice.

1/14/2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Kim and Mike said...

Yes, you were my counselor. I can remember all of us sitting on the bed in your room talking about....well.....things...and something you said about Greg I will never forget. And, I can't tell you what that is on a blog! :) You were always very blunt and up-front about things and I liked that....especially as a teenager. :)

1/14/2007 10:02 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

I hope you will begin using the Yahoo instant messenger - - - so we can "talk"

I know the 'topic' you are referring to - - - I believe I'm rather 'infamous' for it. But - - - I thought, and still think - - - it is too important a topic in a teen's life for adults to pussy foot around with it - - - -

Thanks for saying I was one of your favorite counselors. Kinda makes my 100+ camps worth it to hear things like that. It is still mind boggling to me that God can use mere humans in other people's lives - - - - a really sobering responsibility!!!

1/14/2007 10:11 PM  
Anonymous cindy said...

This is kind of weird, but we lived in the Winston-Salem area from 1981 to 1989. My husband worked for Western Electric/AT&T, and he received his MBA from Wake Forest. We attended Christ Wesleyan Church on Union Cross Road. We lived in Winston-Salem at Country Club apartments for two years, then bought a house in Davidson County on Edgewood Lane. Kind of funny how our worlds cross and we never even know it until years later! We've moved a lot with Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent/and now Alcatel-Lucent and have always attended a Wesleyan or Nazarene Church until Northern Virginia.

There used to be a little diner off I-40 in Kernersville called Susie's Diner. Don't know if it survived or not.

1/15/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Too cool, Cindy - - - - your pastor at Christ Wesleyan was Fred Sumwalt, wasn't it? We MAY have been in the same church service once!!!! While we lived in Kernersville, we VISITED Christ Wesleyan while my parents were down from IN because dad and mom both went to College at what is now IWU with "Freddy" Sumwalt, and they wanted to visit with him. SMALL WORLD!!!

I remember Suzie's Diner - - - though I don't think we ever went there. Kim, do you know, is it still there???

Wow - - - this is like "down home week" on Keetha's blog!!! ;-)

1/15/2007 12:40 PM  
Anonymous yackiesue said...

Greg's paintings are very nice. My late mother would be very proud of him. I had no idea he could oil paint.
Way to go Greg!!

1/15/2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Yackie - - - was Aunt Frances an artist??? If so - - - I did not know THAT!!!

1/15/2007 4:42 PM  
Anonymous cindy said...

Our pastor WAS Fred Sumwalt!!! We loved that man! He died with cancer several years ago, but his wife, Charlotte, still lives in that area, I believe. Fred's sister, Barbara, went to my parents home church in Indiana, Jefferson Church, close to Upland,off of St. Rd. 22. My mom now attends Brookhaven Wesleyan.

I LOVED North was one of my favorite places to live. In fact, I wouldn't mind moving back there one day, maybe when retirement comes...

1/15/2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Hmmm - - - - never heard of Jefferson Church, but am very familiar with Brookhaven.

I had heard that Fred died of cancer - - - was sorry to hear it. I liked him too, in FACT, had Christ Wesleyan not been QUITE so far away from Kernersville - - - we may have chosen to attend there.

1/15/2007 7:42 PM  
Blogger Anon said...

Very nice. Who would've guessed?

1/15/2007 8:57 PM  
Anonymous aunt jeany said...

Well, this has been interesting since I attended Kernersville Wesleyan Academy for two years. I had no idea its now a beauty college. This was the first place I ever saw snow and remember playing in it with a friend.

By the way, Greg, I love your latest picture. You make me want to paint again. I have your painting above my computer so I see it all the time. Keri's painting is similar with a few differences.

1/25/2007 9:50 AM  

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