Floral Photos :: In Memory of Barbara L. Anderson

On May 25, 2010, in photos, by Barbara Nixon

After a several-year battle with lung cancer, my mom (Barbara L. Anderson) passed away in her sleep at her home last night. She loved gardens and flowers. So after I got my kiddos out the door to school this morning, I went to Lakeland’s Hollis Gardens, took a long walk and snapped these photos. I am confident Mom would love all of them — except maybe for the one with the dragonfly on it 🙂

Thank you, Mom, for inspiring in me a love of flowers  . . . and cooking. (I just made her famous Chicken Cacciatore for my family for dinner tonight.)

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Godspeed, Tim Russert

On June 15, 2008, in journalism, by Barbara Nixon

Though I didn’t always agree with Tim Russert, I will miss him on Meet the Press and the Today Show. Here’s a touching tribute to Russert by Tom Brokaw. Note the haunting strains of “Thunder Road” by The Boss.