This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Hey ya’ll! Happy New Year! I like to contemplate what I’m doing here on the world wide webs, especially when a year turns over, new leaf style. What do I want to do more of? Why did the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” pop into my head as I wrote that? What do I …

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Last weekend we drove to northeast Oklahoma. Our destination was Osage County, home of the Osage Nation, a bustling little town called Pawhuska, 70 square miles of pristine prairie and Oklahoma’s most famous blogger, The Pioneer Woman. It was another last-minute hiking trip. Don’t our pics look perfect? Lest I mislead you, we got back …

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Hi and thanks for reading. I am writing a blog a day in May for cystic fibrosis awareness month – my son Eli, 1, has CF. However, a year ago today, deadly storms and tornadoes hit the Oklahoma City metro. I’ve been engrossed in tornadoes and weather and the grief of mothers of victims and …

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Here is a day in the life with my family. Good morning! I might attemp to tweet and share throughout the day to show a slice of life with #cf. — thisiseli (@hithisiseli) January 16, 2014 A day in the life of Eli and fam #cf #cysticfibrois https://t.co/B1ErL775QC — thisiseli (@hithisiseli) January 16, 2014 I'm …

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We had an ice storm overnight that turned my less-than-picturesque backyard of chain link and a dead tree into a stark beauty, an ethereal landscape. Thanks for the brief aesthetic upgrade, however fleeting, Oklahoma prairie weather! I like messing with the app vsco cam, which I used for most of these shots and a photo …

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I was dispatched to western Oklahoma again yesterday to dig up more information on the lives of six people whose bodies may have been found at the bottom of Foss Lake. There were three bodies in two cars about 50 feet off shore, a 1969 Camaro and a 1952 or ’53 Chevrolet. Three adults went …

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I got out to western Oklahoma today. Thought I’d share photos from an interesting assignment. Details: State forensic anthropologist Angela Berg works alongside local authorities to remove remains after two cars were pulled from Foss Lake in western Oklahoma. It will take up to a year to identify the remains, an official with the state …

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