I hope everyone had a fun summer! I spent it away from the south and went up north on a road trip. When I got back I had little time to rest though, as the new semester was starting and pretty much drained all of my energy. Having spent all summer up with the yanks I can be very honest when I say I have never been happier to be back down south. I could have kissed the red dirt. Hopefully now I’ll be back into the groove of things. 🙂

In Memoriam

Hey guys, I know I haven’t been very active in the last few months. I greatly apologize. On April 10th I lost one of the most important people in my life, my aunt Kim Waller. Aunt Kim was formerly a Heard, my mother’s second sister, they are daughters of Jackie Collins Heard and Gary Heard Sr. My aunt Kim grew up with my mother and their other siblings in Anna, Baker County, when Aunt Kim got married she moved to Cuba, Early County. Aunt Kim stayed at home with my cousins Caitlin and Rachel until they were teenagers, she then went back to school to become a teacher. She taught at Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, Early County, her alma mater. My aunt had been fighting terminal lung cancer for two years (two longer than what she was expected to have), and was one of the bravest people I have ever known. Aunt Kim was often my photography companion and we went on many outings together. The vast majority of the Calhoun County photos were taken with her by my side. The last photo trip I went on she was with me. We went out to New Hope, Hentown, Liberty, and Glendale in Early County…all towns near her home in Cuba. Words can not accurately describe how much I’ll miss her, but I rest easy knowing that she’s in a much better place.

Aunt Kim at the Resturant Storefront

Aunt Kim

I’m back!

I’m so very sorry for the long delay, after I got well school started.

I’m also interning so that added some extra work.

But thankfully I’m getting used to my new routine and I’ll be updating daily once again.

Thanks to all the followers of this site for sticking with me!


Hello dear Followers,

The holidays were very hectic for me and I was planning on jumping back on ship as soon as they were over, but I’ve gotten sick. I’ve had the flu for two weeks and now it’s developed into pneumonia. I’m on the mend, however.

So no, I haven’t abandoned the blog, I’m just working through this right now. I’ll be back as soon as I’m through (with a subscription to WordPress, no less) with this unfortunate setback. 🙂

Hope all had had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Many blessings to you.

-Jessi M.