Linda’s grandson, Alex, and his friends built this igloo after our January 29th, 2010 snow. I thought it would be a good publicity opportunity for me! I made a door to cover the igloo entrance and added a real estate sign!
BUYERS! CHECK OUT THIS GREAT ‘COOL HOME’! BETTER HURRY THOUGH…IT WON’T LAST LONG! IF YOU MISS IT…WE HAVE OTHERS THAT ARE EVEN NICER! CALL ME, LINDA, AT 820-3327!
Take a look at Pastor Steve Easterwood of FBC Dexter, with Garrison and Ryan Collier and their Mom and Dad, Russ and Suzanne. This was at the conclusion of their Bible School Program ’09.
Here is Delours Long on March 4th, 2009. She has her hair cut shorter since her birthday pictures and we really like it! We think she looks even younger than 95 years!
Here’s Alex Collier with his eight point buck bagged on November 15, 2008. Alex was hunting with good friend, Matt Cunningham, his Uncle Shannon Collier and family friend Wafe Burleson on the Collier Family Farm in Doniphan, Mo.
Alex and good friend, Matt Cunningham show off the deer they bagged on opening day of season November 2008. They were hunting on the Collier Family Farm in Doniphan, Mo.
Take a look at Alex with the ducks he got on this duck huntin’ day!
Rebecca looked beautiful for her Senior Prom 2008!
Grandson Ryan (5 years old) at Small Wonders Graduation…First Baptist Church…May 2008.
Mother’s Day in May 2008!
My three sons…here with Jerry…
…Russ and Mom Linda…and Russ with son, Ryan…
and son, Shannon! I (Linda) am very blessed to have three wonderful and loving sons.
Linda’s birthday….June 30th, 2008!
Garrison and Ryan playing with toys in the back of Grandmother’s truck…June 2008.
Garrison and Ryan havin’ fun…June 2008.
Rebecca and Grandmother on the 4th of July 2008.
Shannon, Barkley (the dog), and Candy…pitching ringers on the 4th of July 2008.
Fireworks at Russ, Suzanne, Garrison and Ryan’s on the 4th of July 2008.
Ryan got these two parachutes from some of his fireworks on July 4th, 2008.
Garrison is in his batting stance at the Sports Complex May, 2008. He swings…and it’s a home run! In fact, he made three home runs this season.
Ryan Collier gets ready to bat…June 2008.
It’s a hit! Ryan runs to first base! (June 2008)
Ryan celebrates his 5th birthday at El Tapatio on February 2008.
Another fun time for Ryan as he celebrates his 5th birthday at El Tapatio on February 2008. What a hat!!
Ryan and his friends and Mom celebrate his 5th birthday at Rainbow Gymnastics. They had lots of fun! Big brother Garrison was there too!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DELOURS LONG! SHE CELEBRATED HER 94TH FEBRUARY 22, 2008, WHEN THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN!
Our entire family is blessed to have the honor and priviledge to enjoy her quick wit and her charm each and every day. At 94 years of age….she is amazing and a true gift from God!
ALEX COLLIER BAGGED HIS FIRST DEER, THIS DOE, DURING THE OPENING WEEKEND OF GUN SEASON THIS NOVEMBER 2007. HE WAS HUNTING WITH HIS DAD, JERRY COLLIER ON THE COLLIER FAMILY FARM IN RIPLEY COUNTY NEAR DONIPHAN!
GARRISON COLLIER CELEBRATED HIS 7TH BIRTHDAY ON AUGUST 16, 2007, WITH A POOL PARTY AT HIS HOME! EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME! IT ALSO WAS HIS FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL IN THE FIRST GRADE!
Garrison (center) was the ringbearer at his Uncle Chris’ wedding November 5, 2005, in Memphis, TN. He’s standing between his Dad, Russ Collier, and his Granddaddy, Charles Harris in these pictures. They all look great, don’t they?
Here’s Garrison with Dad and Mom, Russ and Suzanne Collier. They had a great time at the wedding.
Garrison Collier graduated from Mrs. Julie Garner’s Pre-School class yesterday, October 19, 2005. Mrs. Garner assisted him with his graduation cap and gown.
Family members were there to see Garrison receive his diploma. His Mommy and Daddy, Suzanne and Russ Collier, his brother Ryan, Granddaddy Charles and Grandmomma Carolyn Harris, Great-Grandmother Long and Grandmother Linda. There were refreshments for everyone in Garrison’s class and Mrs. Garner read ‘Thomas the Tank’ stories to the children and Garrison’s guests. Mrs. Garner’s helper, Mrs. Mary Douglas was also there. We’re all very proud of Garrison. Congratulations!
HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY, GARRISON! YOU’RE FIVE YEARS OLD TODAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2005! WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF YOU AND WE LOVE YOU TOO!
MOMMY AND DADDY AND RYAN, GRANDMOMMA AND GRANDDADDY, GRANDMOTHER LINDA, GRANDMOTHER LONG, UNCLE JERRY AND AUNT PAM, ALEX AND MORGAN, UNCLE SHANNON AND AUNT CANDY AND REBECCA, AND UNCLE CHRIS AND ALL THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Here’s a link to Garrison’s birth page.
Here’s Morgan Lynn Collier! Isn’t she pretty? She’s nine years old now and in the 4th grade! We’re all very proud of her!
Congratulations to Postmaster Russ Collier! Russ was sworn in as Postmaster of the Bell City office on May 27, 2005. His wife, Suzanne, and sons Garrison and Ryan (hidden by Dad’s hand) were happy to witness the proud occasion!
Who’s this beauty? It’s Rebecca (Becky) Collier! Fifteen years old now and a beautiful young lady! She’s ready for the school prom…April 2005.
Here’s Alex! Can’t believe he just became a teenager (13 years old) on April 11, 2005! He’s taller than Grandmother now!
It took a few tries…but we finally got Garrison giving us a ‘cheese’ smile but Ryan is tired of hearing ‘cheese’, so he’s covering up his ears! Grandmother, Ryan (14 months old), and Garrison, (3 1/2 years). Picture made April 21, 2004
“Hey, guys! I can crawl now!” says Ryan. These pics were made at Grandmother’s office on Dec. 11, 2003.
What a smile that Ryan has! He has four teeth now, but he’s not showin’ them in these pictures!
“Hey, fellows! I’m lookin’ for Elmer Fudd. Have you seen him anywhere? I found his hat and I like wearin’ it but Mommy and Daddy say I have to give it back! Oh, shucks!”
Garrison celebrated his 3rd birthday Saturday evening, August 16, 2003, at his home with family and friends. Here he is blowing out his candles with Dad’s help and as Mommy and his brother Ryan look on! He has lots of fun!
Mommy Suzanne, Garrison and Ryan stopped by Grandmothers office today, August 19, 2003, before going to pre-school registration for Garrison.
Six month old Ryan stayed with Grandmother Linda while big brother went to school. He also went to the newspaper office and the bank to visit the nice folks there.
SWEET CORN FOR SALE!!!
Rebecca (Becky) Collier and her cousin, Jake, were in business today, July 14, 2003, at the corner of Walnut and Vine Streets. They had sweet corn for sale! They’re probably shopping now because they were such good salespersons that they went out of business! The corn is gone and they have money to spend!
Here is Ryan Harris Collier…he’s two months old here and already 24 inches tall and 12 lb. 4 oz! These were made at Grandmother’s office on April 16, 2003.
CONGRATULATIONS, RUSS AND SUZANNE ON YOUR NEW SON, RYAN HARRIS COLLIER, BORN FEBRUARY 2, 2003. RYAN WEIGHED 9 LBS. 1.4 OUNCES AND IS 22 INCHES LONG.
HERE IS OUR PRECIOUS RYAN SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH.
HE’S A CUTIE, ISN’T HE?
RYAN’S BIG BROTHER, GARRISON AND COUSIN MORGAN ARE COMING TO THE HOSPITAL TO SEE HIM.
HERE IS GRANDDADDY AND GRANDMAMMA HARRIS WITH MOMMY AND RYAN.
TWO DAY OLD RYAN GIVES A BIG YAWN! HE THINKS THIS PICTURE TAKIN’ IS GETTING TIRESOME!
BIG GUY RYAN NEEDS A NAP….HE’S TWO DAYS OLD IN THIS PIC.
Rebecca, 12 years old, had just been in a family wedding and had this photo made at Grandmother’s house. We think she’s a beautiful young lady. (September, 2002)
Some other pictures of Rebecca after the wedding….looks a little like Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ doesn’t she?
Garrison, two years old here, was playing on Grandmother’s front porch. (August 2002)
“Anyone wanna sing while I play the piano?”, says Garrison on Thankgiving Day 2002.
Alex, 10 years old, and Morgan, 6 years old, make a great brother and sister team. Big cousin, Garrison, 2 years old, joins in the picture and says, “I didn’t hear anyone say cheese!”. (Thanksgiving Day, 2002)
The time is October 31, 2001, Halloween Morning. I, mild-mannered Garrison Collier, received a call that the services of ‘Superman’ were needed to solve a caper at ‘The Collier Co.’! I quickly donned my suit and landed inside The Collier Co. building.
I immediately made a thorough search of the building. You see, it was reported that a witch, a hunter, and a princess had been spotted on the premises. The agents at The Collier Co. really didn’t think they were there to buy a house. That’s why they called me…Superman!
I searched that building high and low! I was getting a little tired of running and decided it was about time to leap into action!
It was tough finding a place tall enough for me to ‘leap in a single bound’! But I did it!
Ladies and gentlemen, look what I met just around the corner! A real live witch! I don’t have to tell you I thought about calling my Mommy to change Superman’s diaper! But thank goodness, upon closer examination (of the witch, I mean), it turned out to be my wonderful cousin, Rebecca! She was just dressed up as a witch and came by to see the girls at Collier Company. Boy…was I relieved…if you know what I mean!
Well, there was still work to be done. I still hadn’t found the hunter and the kidnapped princess. I’ll just take a look behind this closed door!
Well, I’ll be a baby! There was the hunter and the kidnapped princess! But guess what? The hunter is my brave cousin, Alex, and he didn’t kidnap the princess. He was helping her because she fell on the concrete and hurt her knees. And, oh yes, the princess is my cute cousin, Morgan! They just dropped by the office to say ‘Happy Halloween’!
Hey, folks! Don’t brag on me too much. It’s all in a days work. I’m glad I solved this caper and now I think I’ve earned a nap. But wait…is somebody following me? I feel another case coming on! I’ll check in with you later! Remember, call me if you need me! Have a great day!
Hey, everybody! I’m one year old now! I had my 1st birthday on August 16, 2001, and had a party at Grandmother’s house. She’ll get some pictures of it up real soon. (I hope! She’s awfully busy you know!) Here I am with Mommy and Grandmother and it’s the 1st of September. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend. My Daddy and Mommy and me are going to Granddad’s river! We’ll have lots of fun!
I’m laughing at my Mommy and Daddy. They’re taking this picture and they’re making lots of silly faces! Why do grownups do that?
(Garrison and Grandmother 9-1-01)
“My name is Garrison and it’s April 10th and my Grandmother and I are taking a look at the pretty flowers on The Collier Co. Realty porch.”
“I’m really more interested in the construction work that’s going on across the street, but Grandmother and Mommy and Miss Sherry wanted to take my picture by these flowers.” “I’ll be 8 months old on April 16th, so I have to do what they tell me to ’cause I’m hoping to get something special from them on that date!”
“I’m growing pretty fast…I’ll soon be bigger than these flowers! Have a great day!”
Here is Garrison on September 22, 2000! He’s a sweetie, isn’t he?
Grandmother and Garrison were having a good time in this picture taken around Thanksgiving 2000. He’s wearing clothes that his Dad wore when he was little.
Mommy Suzanne and Garrison are very happy here at Thanksgiving time.
Garrison is with his Dad, Russ, just before he leaves for First Baptist to play Baby Jesus in the Christmas Pageant. He did a great job! (December 2000)
Here is Garrison on his first Christmas with Santa! He looks like Santa’s little elf! (2000)
“Are you sure I can open this present now?”, says Garrison.
Take a look at these great looking grandkids! Left to right….Morgan, Rebecca, Garrison and Alex.
“I just stopped by my Grandmother’s office for a visit and nobody will sit with me in this big chair. They’re all busy selling real estate!” says Garrison.
Grandmother Long (Linda’s mother) celebrated her 87th birthday with a family dinner at the Hickory Log on February 22, 2001.
Grandmother Long is pictured here with her children, (left to right), Evelyn Locke, Grandmother Long, Linda Collier and Jim Long.
Linda is here with three of her grandchildren, Alex, Morgan and Rebecca. They all enjoyed the birthday celebration for Grandmother Long. (2001)
Alex (in the red shirt) prepares to wrestle in his first match on March 10, 2001. He wrestled twice and won both matches! We’re very proud of him!
Morgan,(cutting her eyes at a boy she just met), Garrison, (with ball in hand and plug in mouth), and Alex, (intent on smiling into the camera) all had lots of fun at Rebecca’s birthday party.
Daddy Russ took this opportunity to give Garrison some lessons in playing ball.
Suzanne, Garrison, Russ and Shannon watch all the other party guests play games.
Russ and Grandmother (Linda), Morgan, Garrison and Alex pose for a picture.
Suzanne (Garrison’s Mommy) and Alex say ‘Hi’!
Daddy and Garrison are having breakfast in bed!
“Hey, I’m a big boy now!”
“Just look at me…I’m sitting alone!”
“My Mommy & Daddy make me laugh!”
“My Grandmother made these pictures of me March 10, 2001. See you later!”