November 2nd 1922 the birth of Levi and Mary Etta Rockhold’s 12th child and seventh daughter was born. And….Oh yes that was me Florence Alma Rockhold. I don’t know if they celebrated my birth, however you must take a look at how we my 97th biirthday…………..

We ate at tables on the lanai by the pool

Rambo found a friend

My birthday cake

Beautiful pop up cads


It’s my 96th birthday! “Hey… Mom… how about a party to celebrate 96 years of your busy, interesting, happy life on this beautiful earth we all inhabit?”

Sounds like a winner to your Mom! Soooo……here we go……

After a delicious meal prepared by my super chef son-in-law Tracy Drake my daughter Pamela Drake lights the candles on my birthday cake.

It takes more than one blow for old me…..Pam serves cake and ice cream

In the mail from my nephew Larry Gardner and his lovely looks like a movie star wife Patricia this card

In the mail from my daughter Meredythe and her husband Joey Wedding this ALEXA

From my granddaughter Sarah Drake this adorable night light

After opening more gifts and cards with a big THANK YOU to each and everyone we all had a delightful visit with lots of happy laughter together.

As you can see from my pictures this 96 year old, me, had …………



While some of us just simply dream of doing special things, there are others of us mortals who actually make our dreams come true.

I’m not sure what makes the difference but this young man who married my granddaughter Evin Nicole Drake has made his first step on a dream he told me about a few years ago and I have no doubt he will complete that dream.

Some time back I told his mother Renee Bender who lives in Salem Ohio, that I thought he was a genius to which she said emphatically HE IS A GENIUS.

I type up my stories on my IPad, take pictures with my IPad, store them in my IPad album then add them to my stories and email the completed story to this young man who lives in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania where his wife and my granddaughter a Doctor is doing her residency. He puts it on line for me because I don’t know how to do that.

He is Matt Bender and when I sent him the story about my brother having his airplane, hanger and black top runway beside his home for easy get away he said “I’m going to have that also.” And you know what??? Take a look at these fantastic prize winning pictures and see for yourself.

Matt checking out his plane


Take off


View of town

He now has his license and can take passengers sooooo it’s his lovely wife, my granddaughter Evin.

She is not so sure….

It’s getting to feel betters

But have a see at them now..

A view from on high

I have no doubts that Matt will fulfill his dream so keep your eye on this young man. For him it’s UP UP AND AWAY ✈️


My granddaughter Terri Hires Doss and her husband Gary Doss, shown above, are the proud parents of Samuel and Joshua, and I, Flo Fisher, am their great grandmother.

These two young men are the grandsons of my daughter Carole Suzanne Smith, who sadly we lost from lymphoma cancer 20 years ago, is smiling as she looks down from heaven.

Above Terri and her two precious baby boys.

When the family came to the boy’s Uncle Tracy and Aunt Pamela Drake home in Salem Ohio these two boys enjoyed the pool as depicted in these photos.

Joshua stayed close to the edge of the pool with his great Gramma, me, right there watching closely for his safety.

Samuel being older was having fun floating with a tube and splashing all around in the pool.

As these little boys grow up………

Samuel and his date for the senior Prom

Joshua in his High School Band uniform with his Mom and Dad at the football field.

Joshua, all grown up is now ready to start 20 August his first year at the prestigious Georgia Tech college with his major in biochemistry and plans to be a professor and research scientist.

Samuel, also grown up will be starting his senior year at Georgia Tech continuing with his major in computer science and plans to work at NCR same as his father Gary where he is a senior software analyst.

Needless to say, mother Terri and father Gary, of these handsome young men, are bursting with pride along with their Great Grandmother, me, Florence Fisher.

Not to be left out, Terri Doss, Samuel and Joshua’s mother, does transcriptions at home and……..

King Tinker’ has feline supremacy and is busy writing his Royal Memoirs.