Family

via Discover Challenge: Transcript This is a picture of the USS General Hersey, the ship that brought my late husband to this country. On 16 November 1949 USAT General M. L. Hersey left Naples with 1,283 displaced persons from Europe and arrived in Melbourne, Australia on 6 December 1949.[6] This voyage was one of almost 150 “Fifth Fleet” voyages by some 40 ships…

What’s Up for Today?

I mentioned that I do a lot of reading. I’m also reading Vasistha’s Yoga over again each night and I’m on page 177 of 738 or so. I can highly recommend it as a way to understand God. It may not be the way others come to an understanding but it is mine. I’ve been…

Happy Birthday Papa

Today would be my father’s 99th birthday were he only alive to share it with me. I wish he was. Of all the people I have lost over the years, I miss Dad the most. He was steadfast, hard-working, opinionated, fair, faithful and funny. He always had something to say, and most of the time…

Happy Birthday Mom

My mom would be 86 years old today. Sad, she died 20 years ago at the very young age of 66. And it was an ugly death from cancer of the lining of the lung. They said it was caused by cleaning fluids. I can see that. Mom cleaned constantly and she was good at…

So Excited!

Today has been an exceptionally lovely day. I took off shortly after 11 to get gas – a half a tank was $25 – a HALF a tank! How ridiculous is that? At the same time, I bought a scratch off ticket (trading in a $2 winner). I paid $20 for the new scratch off…

My Vending Machine

I need this vending machine in my home, or at least a block away from my house. I need a kitty vending machine. I love kitties and can’t seem to get enough. I like watching them play, run up and down the stairs, chase each other all over the house and generally annoy the hell…

Getting it Down

Today was a GOOD day at the nursing home. I’ve been dealing, or not dealing, with DH’s weight loss for so long, I can’t remember how long it’s been. When I saw the doctor a week or so ago, I explained to her that he was having trouble swallowing, as well as that his mouth…

I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane ……….

All right. Here I go. I’m going to travel the world for the next year. Oh boy. A total dream come true for me. I would pack myself into an RV and just travel the USA – so going around the world is making my heart pitter patter. I can only take one tiny thing…

It’s What’s Happening

    I pretty much finished this shirt today. I love it. I did some adjustments so supreme curvy body would fit into cute pattern. It worked. I only have to hem the bottom and sleeves. I’m not going to use the sleeve bands because honestly I’m sick of sewing on it so they’re just…

Where I Started

We moved to Champaign, Illinois when I was 3. Dad had been working at the University of Illinois for 8 years and traveling back and forth 47 miles each way. This was okay in the summer, but treacherous in the winter. At first, my parents rented a home. It was awful. We had snakes everywhere…

What Can I Say About This Man?

First off, he was incredibly handsome. The pictures of him when he was 29 and Mom was 16 —- wow, no wonder she jumped at the chance to marry him. He had muscles in his upper arms that were built by actual work, not hours in a gym. He didn’t even know what a gym…

I Lived with Grandma Hattie

Seventy-four years ago, I went to live with a very large family. I had been given as a premium, a free gift with purchase. I was already stuck in my frame. My new owner, a nice lady by the name of Hattie and a super-scary man by the name of Carey, hung me on the…