Day 180: Eileen's Story
Some time back, I said that I was reading a book written by a high-school classmate, and that I would blog about it when I was finished. I've since reread it several times. It's ...well, it's quite a story. Quite an autobiography. It's called "T... Read more
Day 179: Fun Stuff
I'm still going thru the old newspapers that are available online. Theoretically, I can instruct the computer (get a load of that: ME, the computer illiterate, telling the computer what to do, lol) to search for a phrase like 'John Brown,' and i... Read more
Day 178: Footsteps
"The future comes one day at a time." --Dean Acheson
In the last week or so I've had three people drop me notes about seeing my before-n-after pix and reading my story. They've been extraordinarily kind, and I blush to confess one of them s... Read more
Day 177: Couple of Old Ruins
Friday was Himself's birthday - he turned 66, if you can believe that. It's hard to believe, because he acts like he's about 16. If that, lol.
Our rule is that the bi... Read more
Day 176: Musings
Way back when - I was grown but my kids were tots - my mother worked for our local library, documenting and cataloguing information about people who had lived in the county in 'the good ol' days.'
That was what initially sparked her interes... Read more
Day 175: And the prize for the shortest blog--
--goes to ME! 'n' I almost forgot 'n' all, lol.
Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!
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Day 174: Quick Draw McBlog
It's short mostly because I'm in the middle of something-Ancestry and I want to go back and play, lol... I'm such a person of extremes. It's all or nothing, seems like. I get caught up in something like genealogy, and that's what I eat, sleep, a... Read more
Day 173: Man Works from Sun to Sun...
...women's work is never done. But then, we know they wouldn't be able to cope, don't we, lol...
I scrubbed the kitchen and laundry room floors today. Usually I do the 'quickie-mop' thing, with a lick and a promise. I guess the promise fell... Read more
Day 172: Where It Went
Maybe that should be 'It went where?!?' As in, 'Where did the day go?'
Yesterday we went to the nearby National Trust estate and I walked three miles in an hour. I didn't stay on the main paved paths, but took a couple of the 'deer trails' ... Read more
Day 171: One for the Team
Some time ago - we're talking months, not years - I joined an SP team called WeBlog. As you've heard me say before, I go thru phases where I write. (And equally thru stages where there are hardly any words at all. Moderation in all things? More ... Read more
Day 170: Rerun
Much like yesterday, except one of Himself's sons came over for a visit - it's Father's Day here in the UK too. Mother's Day is a different day from the American one, but here, Father's Day is a match.
I made an apple crumble for dessert, w... Read more
Day 169: The Small Stuff
I once had a supervisor who said 'There are basically only two rules to life: 1) don't sweat the small stuff, and 2) it's all small stuff.'
I can't say I subscribe to the philosophy, but today was a day of small stuff. I had a long, chatty ... Read more
Day 168: Time
Wasn't that the name of a song by The Chambers Bros? Way back when?
Anyway, time has gotten away from me today. Except for the mundane stuff (washed a load of clothes, hung them outside to dry, and when it started raining, I ignored being g... Read more
Day 167: Readin' and Writin' and 'rithmetic
No hickory sticks, tho.
From the local weekly newspaper, August 1895:
"Miss Anna Cobb has been engaged to teach our district school."
That's all it says. What it doesn't say is that Miss Cobb was herself a bright student who hadn'... Read more
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Day 166: This Blog Has No Title
Mostly because I couldn't really think of one - nothing encapsulates today.
I had a good 'natter' with my daughter. Other than that, tho, things didn't go all that well.
To me this sounds crazy, but - I've developed the same pain in th... Read more