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JOPLIN TORNADO PHOTO RETURN SESSION

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, we were at the Joplin library for 2 hours and serviced 12 families. Some had photos returned to them and some we were unable to find photos for them. Several came and looked at our albums. The post office even delivered some more pictures and documents to us there. So far we have returned close to 15,000 photos to their rightful owners and still have over 27,000 left to be claimed. We are still getting photos sent to us that people have found, even after a year. It will take at least another year to clean, scan, sort, and post all the photos.

The next return session is scheduled for Friday, July 13 from 3 PM to 6 PM so maybe those that work can come by the Joplin Library.

We are part of the National Disaster Photo Rescue program.

Elsie

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 6/26/2012 2:47PM

    Thanks everyone-it's a privilege and an honor to be able to do this. We sure hear some fantastic stories.

If anyone knows someone who lost pictures, please have them get in contact with me and I will give them numbers to call or have them check our Facebook page. I don't know if I can post the page here or not so just either email me or private message me for the info.

Elsie

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MOMFAN 6/25/2012 1:54PM

    What an awesome thing you are doing!!! Priceless!

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CHALLENGER15 6/25/2012 12:44PM

    What a wonderful thing for you to be part of! I know those families appreciated it so very much.

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ASOBFALLS 6/25/2012 11:41AM

    emoticon Thank you for that volunteer job!
When my kids were teen agers, my house burned down. I still regret the loss of pictures. I was able to get back only pictures that I had thought to send to family in other states. (good) ones but the humorous, silly ones ...no....

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/24/2012 9:51PM

    what a wonderful job you all are doing .... folks will truly treasure you and your gift of their pix being returned .... Roc
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OH!! MY ACHING HIPS!!

Friday, June 22, 2012



Tonight, DJ took me for a walk around the yard. After 10 minutes, I had to stop because my hips were hurting. Also, there are 4 steps up my back deck so I did 5 trips up and down these steps in addition to the walking. Gotta get ready for next week's walking challenge.

By the way, my yard was a pasture so it is very rough. I have a roller to try to smooth it out however it's been too dry to do any rolling.

Having the family here tomorrow for a cook out so lots of exercise there. Also, going to Joplin for 2 hours to work the photo return session.

Elsie

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 6/24/2012 9:45PM

    Thanks everyone.......my hips recover with rest. I have had severe hip inflammation in the past. I have had 3 or 4 cortisone injections so my hips hurt easily. I just keep trucking until they tell me to rest.

Roc------very funny comment about needing a nurse since I am a retired RN......know where I can find a good nurse???

DJ says it's time to go for a walk.......later....Elsie



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DANCINCAJUN1 6/22/2012 11:45PM

    looks like DJ walks YOU .... my son had one just like him and after 3 months it was a struggle just to try and keep up with him .... hope you didn't do something to that hip .... you don't have time for a nurse !! have fun tomorrow ! Roc
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CHALLENGER15 6/22/2012 9:48PM

    Enjoy your family tomorrow! I am sorry about your hips hurting. I have had back issues myself.

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KERRYG155 6/22/2012 9:31PM

    These aching hips are a real pain, aren't they?! Mine bother me, too, but i just signe dup for the virtual 5K so maybe I can get them working better. Hope yours get to feeling a bit better.

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CHEROKEE1946 6/22/2012 9:23PM

    Hope your hips are feeling better.

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LILLITO 6/22/2012 9:11PM

    your dog is adorable. i hope it's cool enough for him.

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A FANTASTIC REPORT TO MAKE

Thursday, June 21, 2012



Weigh in this morning was great-----down 2.4 pounds even with my 2 days of over the top calorie wise. I did over eat with healthy foods---fresh tomatoes, green peppers, cukes, and apple. All good for me stuff, I just ate way too much of it but God blessed me so well with the weight loss.

Yes, I get fresh eggs from the local feed store---they sell them for someone who has chickens. When my daughter has enough, she gives me some, too. Fresh eggs are very plentiful around here as there are several people selling them.

Tomorrow, I will be off to getting more fresh tomatoes and cukes along with some zucchini and possibly green peppers. I may go to the Mennonite store for some things.

Praising God for the rain we got this morning---at first it was a storm with thunder, lightning, wind, and hard rain then after about 30 minutes it settled to a nice soaking rain.

Elsie

  
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GR8TAWK 6/22/2012 7:40PM

   

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KLONG8 6/22/2012 1:27PM

    I think I gained the 2 you lost :-). Congrats on your healthy eating. It's paying off!



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SAINTBERNARD6 6/22/2012 1:09PM

    A BIG thanks to everyone.........

Elsie

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CHALLENGER15 6/22/2012 6:40AM

    Great job on the weight loss! That is fantastic. Thanks for the info on the eggs. I did love when I was able to get my locally.

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/22/2012 4:30AM

    Terrific!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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EATVEGAN 6/22/2012 3:29AM

    Happy dance!! Congratulations on the wt. loss. emoticon

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MISSY455 6/22/2012 2:43AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!

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MOMFAN 6/22/2012 1:32AM

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LEFTHANDLUKE 6/21/2012 11:25PM

    keep up the good work

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LANAHAUTH21 6/21/2012 11:25PM

  Good job on the weigh in this morningl. I am glad you got some rain.

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A MUCH BETTER DAY

Tuesday, June 19, 2012



Papa is grinning because I am having a much brighter day than yesterday........thanks be unto the Lord.



Not quite this good but getting there..

I just 5 weeks I leave for Michigan---must begin to get things ready.

Off now to get DJ's nails trimmed and to get some fresh eggs and tomatoes.

Elsie

  
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JUSTA123 6/21/2012 10:52AM

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ASOBFALLS 6/21/2012 9:30AM

    emoticon Enjoy the rain today!.... emoticon emoticon Good stuff from Farmers Market!

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MOMFAN 6/20/2012 12:48PM

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CHALLENGER15 6/20/2012 7:59AM

    Fresh eggs? Do you buy them from a farmer? I used to do that when I was working full time, and oh, those were the best eggs!

Glad you are feeling better today.

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MY BLAH---EEYORE DAY

Monday, June 18, 2012



It's been windy all day------20 to 30 MPH winds..temp got up to 93...

I started out good this morning by getting some of the weed whacking done.

The day went downhill from there. After coming in for a while, I got very tired again so laid down. didn't sleep.....got up and on the computer...started eating and barely quit all day......ate healthy stuff just way too much of it...tomatoes, cukes, 12 grain bread (3 slices), frozen yogurt, blueberries with yogurt, noodles, beef tips, corn, cream cheese, and vanilla wafers. I think that is all......that's more than enough but I think this all I can remember........haven't gorged like this in a long long time.

I felt so blah today that I just ate and ate and ate....also took a nap...now time to go out and do some more weed whacking to work off some of this stuff.

Also, spent time on the phone trying to find someone to cover for me on my volunteer spot at the hospital while I am in Michigan. So far, no one is able to do it. I am calling people I don't even know to work for me and they don't know me either. I will try again tomorrow then call the director and tell her I didn't have any luck getting coverage. The 2 men I work with are fully capable of handling everything by themselves. If she wants me to quit-so be it-I am not cancelling my trip. I only work 4 hours a month so it's not a long period of time. I don't like calling people I don't know.

Things will get better....It's just my mood today!!!

Elsie

  
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GLITTER60 6/20/2012 8:29AM

    you deserve time off. i just got back from a 4 day trip to maine. cant wait till next time.

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CHALLENGER15 6/19/2012 1:00PM

    I hope today is better!

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ASOBFALLS 6/19/2012 10:12AM

    I love Eeyore.......So I must love you too!

Yeah..calling people for favors is hard. If that is out of the way, today will be better.
That calling people pressure puts an emotional weight (about 80 lb) on me for the whole day.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Joyce

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DABLUECAT 6/18/2012 9:07PM

    Sometimes it's that kinda day. emoticon

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