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With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
--Keshavan Nair


Good morning, yesterday by this time I had gotten a lot done. This morning my head is killing me and aside from walking Mutt and putting another load of was in the washer, I haven't done a thing except watch the drama on the porch. There are a couple small birds sitting on the porch banister just chirping away. Lola is on the porch looking like she is going to pounce. The birds look like they know Lola doesn't like to jump and doesn't get on the banister. Every once in awhile one of them will fly down and tease her.

My cousin says she is posting more family pictures she found. I'm off to see what she found.

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3/28/15 10:48 A

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"Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good morning, Grocery shopping Check, mowed the front yard check, sheets in the washer check, time to rest till the sheets need hung out.

Question are you throwing the ball while you mow or are you mowing while you throw the ball. Duke and I have a disagreement about that.

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3/28/15 9:35 A

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I didn't mean it was a written law, I meant that they way the news is reported you would think it was the law.

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Hello all,

Mary Alice- I am from West Texas and never heard of such a law. Check the computer for news.
At least no one was hurt or killed.

Good luck on the cousins. I do find different spellings. On my husband's side I was doing some pictures and I saw a Mary and I thought her name was Marie. It was written by someone years and years ago on the back of the picture.

I was trying to translate some Italian writing on some pictures. I did somewhat OK but it sure takes time.

Have a good research day.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
– Virginia Satir

No I don't know for sure what went boom. The area is mostly oil pipe lines and oil lift stations. What ever went boom is behind an auto repair shop and hidden from view. It wasn't on the news, but around here I think there is a law against reporting anything negative about the oil pipe lines unless it is big enough to make national news.

I cousin, well really a second cousin, that does genealogy contacted me. I had a picture of our common Great Grandmother and her name was spelt wrong. I told her that is how the name was spelt on the picture when I found it and I didn't know how to change the spelling. She got back to me. There is another 2ed cousin that has the same picture with the name mis spelt the same way. I've never talked to the second cousin, I only know of him because the first talks about him. That Great grandmother only had 5 girls and 1 boys so I'm guessing there are a bunch of us second cousins. I know at least on other does genealogy. It would be nice to compare notes with him, but since the one I talk to has, maybe he has already passed on all his info. This Great grandmother named all her girls after flowers. Story has it when she had a boy she wanted to name him Pansy. Clearer heads prevailed and he was named Tom. The cousin I talk to is Tom's grand daughter. My grandmother is Violet.

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3/27/15 11:08 A

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MaryAlice, Did you find out what went boom??

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"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

On the way home from work there was thick black smoke across the road. I had to pull over 6 times for 3 different fire departments. Well if that BOOM is any indication, something just blow.


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Enjoy Spring. I am sure ours will be here soon as the ice is melting off the lake and the geese have arrived.

Linda- That is good news. A nice connection.

I have found some old pictures of the family and lots of my mother. I try to go through a pile a day.

Have a good day and take care.
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Thats neat, I love when I find someone that has pictures.

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Don't know if I told you guys, but I found a cousin on my fathers side. (on Ancestry.com) She is delightful. Sent me a pic of my dad that I had not seen..

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I always think the flowers can see us and know what we are thinking about.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (Unitarian, author)


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"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
– Marie Curie

It is raining and has been all day. Mutt thinks this mean you sleep in the middle of the living room floor with your head on the dog bed. Duke thinks this means you run though puddles chasing raindrops that suddenly disappear when he grabs them. Then there is Lola, she is telling me in no uncertain terms that I need to make the rain go away.

I'm at the point where I'm doing a lot of work and having nothing to show for it.

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I have not been on the message board for awhile.

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Pattie-I am so sorry to the loss of your mother. I have been there and it is hard. Remember the good times. emoticon emoticon

I missed church last week but will make myself go tonight. It is hard going alone but I have to do it. I found a picture of my mother and my husband dressed as Santa and he was hugging her. She had a big smile on her face. I like to think they are together again and giving each other a hard time as they always did.

I have been going through old photos, marking them and putting them in marked envelopes. I will scan them into the computer and make copies for each of the kids. Takes lots of time but I need to do it as I can recognize the people and their writing. I had one aunt that marked the pictures with dates and names so that is a big help. I have found some of me as a baby and lots of my sister and me when we were little.

Mary Alice- I also do book reviews and get them for free. I need to finish a book review today for Bethany Books. I will post it on A World of Books board on Spark.

Sandy- I also tried to read the rules.

I need to get busy. Have a good day.
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There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
Bertrand Russell
British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 - 1970)

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Good morning, a warm one, makes me wonder what summer is going to be like. It can't last long. Normally we have one last cold blast the week after Easter, well sometimes the week before Easter.

I read because I enjoy it. Since 99% of my books are free, I get the books from new authors trying to get known, books that are on the downslide or books where the author wants there to be reviews already up when the book is released. So I'm either reading books the general public never heard of or before they hear of them. No boasting here

I can't read then either

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Stlouiswoman, I can't read your Golden Rules of Gen. Is there somewhere I can get online??

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
– Mark Twain

Good morning. A beautiful day. Both dogs need a bath bad. I had said the first nice day I could I would bath them. I started to yesterday and weather wise I could today. Then I look at the 3 inches of water covering most of the back yard and by the back step it is nothing but mud and say WHY.

Speaking of dogs. my neighbors have been telling me that they can't tell Mutt from Duke. Mutt is a 50 pound 8 year old lab/hound mix, dark tan with dark brown mussel and ears and black eyes. Duke is a 2 year old 70 pound light colored yellow lab with gold eyes. Ok quite a few people look at Mutt and know he is a lab mix and try to figure out what the rest is, but just as many know he is a hound mix and try to figure out which type of hound. Now if I had 2 yellow labs I could see having trouble telling them apart.

Yesterday I was walking Duke when we came up to a grandma out walking with her grandchildren. The 2 year old jumped off her trike and ran to Duke, before I could tell the grandma that Duke wouldn't internally hurt the girl, but he was so big and she was so small, the girl had both arms wrapped around Duke's neck laughing at his doggy kisses. Duke must have realized how big he was to the child because he was sitting on the ground. I was glad to see him sitting in front of the child. Duke is only 2, still plays like a puppy and I isn't sure he wouldn't knock the little one down in his excitement.

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"Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark."
– Henri Frιdιric Amiel


The temp is in the 70's and I walked the dogs in a teeshirt. The yard is still under water so the thistles won't be mowed this weekend.

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America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee
English historian & historical philosopher (1889 - 1975)

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Good Morning, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. Work keeps me busy and when I get home I don't want to see a computer, and my body gave up this last weekend.

I haven't been on Facebook for over a month. I was talking to my daughter, she told me that everyday I recommend several books to my friends. I read quite a bit, but have never post a recommendation.

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"What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere."
– Ovid

Good morning. The su is shinning, well trying, and the breeze if light. It's not really warm, but not cold either.


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I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
--Mary Anne Radmacher

Not much genealogy getting done. I have two monitors at work and don't want to spend time looking at one when I get home


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Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
Wernher von Braun
US (German-born) rocket engineer (1912 - 1977)

Good evening. It is a warm one today, I walked the dog in a tee shirt this morning, but they say tomorrow I'll be wearing a jacket.


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Thank you Maryalice. I lost 4lbs. in water yesterday. I know it will take a little bit to lose this weight again, but I was encouraged by the water loss. I did try to drink a lot of liquids during this ordeal and it was the only saving grace that I had. We are expecting 6-8" of ice and snow today!!!

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When Daddy passed away, my DR told me I was the kind that would gain 20+ pounds. He said to put my yet on maintenance, try not to gain to much and grieve. He said I would never be able to diet properly till I grieved, so grieving came first. He said I needed to give myself at least a year to grieve properly. I did as he said. I only gained 10 pounds and when I felt daddy give me permission I wet back to dieting. The weight is coming off slowly, but it is coming off. I have more inches coming off then weight right now, but I know from experience that the weight comes off faster after the inches.

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After a lengthy illness, my mother passed away yesterday. I know she is in a much better place and not hurting anymore, but, there is still an emptiness in my heart that will take a long time to heal. Her memorial service is Sunday. My emotions have been on a roller coaster and my diet and fitness have suffered tremendously. I have gained a bit of weight back over the past 2 months and feel disappointed with myself. Please help me get back on track and feel good about myself again. This is a new month and I know I can do this, I just need a little push and support. I pray for things to settle down around here and for me to have the time to start taking time for me again and focus on my goals to be a healthier person and have peace back in my soul. I loved my mom and will miss her dearly. emoticon

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Mary Alice- they say dogs know

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A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
Charles Lamb (Unitarian, critic, essayist, author)

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Morning, The nice weather is gone and it is cold and wet. Mutt and I didn't get our morning walk.

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When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing which seemed very thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.
A.A. Milne

Good morning, everything went well at work yesterday. I have errors to do today, but it feels so relaxing to have a couple days off. Some how days off feel better after a long week.


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"When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself."
– Isak Dinesen

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MaryAlice, many years ago I was working at a car dealership as the comptroller. The body shop manager asked me if I would straighten out his personal bank account while I was eating lunch. No problem. Right! He never balanced his account and was running into problems. The bank usually charged $30 to go over his records and fix things. (This was 30 yrs ago or more) They gave up after 1 week on just one month. He gave me 3 mos. to take back to a write off balance. Every month there would be several entries that said (I F--ed Up!!) I got it to $10 to write off though it probably was 10,000. each way off. I have never seen such cussing in a check book in my life. Made him bring it to me monthly thereafter with no cuss words allowed. And told him he must open a savings account. He had over 11,000. in checking not getting interest which actually was a lot back then. emoticon
Autistic children usually do very well with pets. Pets seem to understand them and love unconditionally.

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"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."
– Aldous Huxley

Good Afternoon. I've been a bookkeeper for 30 years, I've seen just about everything, but today took the cake. I've been working on accounts that needed major clean up because the people didn't know the difference between income and expense. Today all my accounts were pretty boring, they were all right till I got to the last one. All I have to say is he didn't do anything stupid. Anything he didn't know what to do with he put in an account called Ask My Accountant. I have never seen that account before. At least I know where the problems are.

There is an autistic child that lives down the street. There is a big fence around his property. Every time I have walked the dogs for the last 5 years the boy has run to the fence and stuck his hand though to pet the dog. Last night, his father was opening the gate while the family got in the car. The boy saw Mutt and took off running right into the street. I took Mutt to his side of the street, the father was yelling for the boy, the boy had both arms wrapped around Mutt, squeezing him something fierce, Mutt's tail was going 90 miles an hour. I told the boy Mutt would walk him to the car. Mutt walked very nicely to the car. The boy held Mutt's collar, his eyes as big as dinner plates and a smile that went ear to ear. The father just stood there shaking his head. I'm not sure what surprised him most, that the dog would let the boy treat him that way, the dog would walk the boy to the car, or that in less then a min I had gotten the boy back to the car with no yelling or fighting.

When it is icy out Momma uses Daddies 4 footed cane. She doesn't normally use a cane, but this year she has used it quite often.


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Linda- be careful on the ice. It happens so quickly. I have also slipped.

Yesterday, I found a Valentine Greeting Card that was sent to my mother. It had at the top : "To the one I love and lost." It was signed Joe. I have no idea who Joe was and my son just laughted to find his grandmother had a card like that. They loved their grandmother as she was so much fun.

Lots to find when doing the family tree.

Have a goor tracking day.
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
--John Quincy Adams (sixth President of the United States)

It was raining this morning, so no walk. instead I got a running video of running in Argentina. I was riding my stationary bike watching a video of running across a glacier. I don't know who's bright idea it was to run across the glacier at 4 miles an hour, it looked pretty stupid to me, Now when they were running along Glacier Bay, that was oh so pretty, I wished they would slow down to a walk.

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Family tree maker has a chart I used once. The only thing is you have to tape all the pages together. I gave a pencil to everyone and asked them to correct. Add or just leave a message. Some changes where out there and I just noted them,many where helpful

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I found a cousin on my fathers side but do not know how to link her tree to mine or even how to find her tree. She says it's there. My Ancestry is due to lapse feb 28 so I must get busy. I talked to her for over an hour yesterday. She knew my father more than I did. emoticon

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We are hosing a family reunion this spring, I hope it all goes well. The last reunion was over 10 years ago. I would like to make a large wall chart to add everyone's names to it. Any suggestions on this? Or suggestions for things to do? We will play some kind of games. We will also have a it fire for roasting smores over and some singing around the fire, but that will be after dark. We will be staring at 2pm -???

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"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."
– William C. Durant

Good Morning, I'm going in an hour late this morning because yesterday was, well lets just say we all high fives each other for getting though the day and my boss said that because of the stress and not getting our breaks we should take an hour comp time this morning.

I've had Family tree maker since before the internet. Since we were one of the ones that didn't get the internet for a good long time. I never updated, didn't see any reason. When We had the internet and I got on Ancestry, They said they couldn't talk to my FTM so I up graded. Now I up grade every time Ancestry says they can't talk to family tree maker. Normally about every 3-5 years. I have Family Tree Maker on the PC and it is windows 7. Windows 7 is the bottom of the list of systems Ancestry can talk to, so I'll properly have to brake down and get FTM for the Mac soon. I'm not getting another PC.

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Hello all,

I am still cleaning our boxes of papers. I think I will get them sorted and then do more scanning of photos. I am glad I am pretty organized which helps.

I need to get a new Family Tree Maker.
How often should one update?

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"Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be."
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MaryAlice, love the quote re: hate.

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"Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is.… It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best."
– Sir Laurence Olivier

Good afternoon, A beautiful day. It was frosty this morning, now I'm in a tee shirt with the windows open. The weather person says to enjoy this weather. Winter will be back on monday

I only worked 4 yours today. This might be the last week I have short days. Right now they have to pay the temp agency, they want to by out my contract and make me an employee. Then I can work 20 hours a week for the payroll company and 20 hours a week for the bookkeeping company. In case you are wondering why I am hit and miss getting on, I have 3 monitors connected to two computers on my desk. Sometimes when i get home the last thing I want to see is a computer.

I treasure everyday with DH, he is 11 years older then I am, has already passed the age most of his family passed and is 20 years passed when the DR said he would pass on.

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Mary Alice- They took skin cancer off the top of my head the day before I lost my husband. It still has a scab but it is getting better.

Nice that he worries about the chores. Treasure those times.

Sandy- That is new to me. Thanks.
mnleona@aol.com

Yesterday, I emailed some pictures of my family to a cousin. I hope he can identify some of the people I do not know. The scanner my son bought for me lets me email.

Still going through old photos.

have a good day.
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"He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality."
– Anwar al-Sadat

Good evening.yesterday I walked the dogs in a tee shirt. At 5 this morning we had the days high now I need a jacket, the wind is blowing and I'l have to go between showers.

A week ago DH went to the Dr because he had a sore on his hand that wasn't healing. The Dr did a biopsy. Today he went back to see the Dr. It was stage 1 skin cancer, and the Dr cut a good size piece out of his hand. I came home from work and the poor man was all upset. I told him look it was stage 1, the DR cut it out, it's gone. He looked at me and said, "I know, but he said I couldn't use my hand or get it wet for 24 hours so now you have to do the dishes tonight and fix breakfast in the morning." DH is retired, I'm not and he does everything he can so I don't have 2 jobs, but give me a break. I think I can load the dishwasher tonight and fix breakfast in the morning.

All i have gotten done lately is little odds and ends. Lots of research, but not nothing to show for it. DS has some digestion problems. The Meds they have him on make him more likely to get cancer. My genealogy came in handy when the DR asked about family history. The good news is that all the cancer in our family is sporadic, no gene. No loaded gun for the meds to pull the trigger.

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Hi Everyone! I have gotten sooooo much genealogy done lately. I just received the new GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL GROUPS/PAGES ON FACEBOOK (in English)
This list does not promote for-profit businesses. It is too long (124 pages) to post in the group, but if anyone sends me their email address, I will be happy to forward the list to them.

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"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
– Winston Churchill

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day. I called Mom this morning to wish her a happy Valentine's Day. She isn't doing to well. Mom went for a 3 mile walk on an old runway. She was a mile and half in and turning around when the weather changed. She was walking into a bright sun with 20 mile an hour winds. Mom says she got home and her face was burnt. She doesn't know if it is wind burn or sun burn or a combination, but it doesn't feel good and looks worse. Mom says she is lathering moisturizers on several times a day and this is making the hair around her face very oily. She says she will be a sight for church tomorrow. She is the minister so no hiding, she will be front and center.

Not my genealogy, but the office I'm in is really the offices of 4 companies and is known as the strong woman office. 3 of the companies are well established companies that are doing good business and growing fast. All the companies are owned by woman. One of the companies is The Faith Based Business Ministries. The lady that runs it can follow her genealogy back to 3 people that signed the Declaration of Independence. Her faith is the faith of her ancestors and the premise of her business is to teach business based on the constitution and the real religion of our founding fathers.

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"Never let life's hardships disturb you…no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages."
– Nichiren Daishonin

Evening, Well I made it though Friday the 13th. Everything that could go wrong did. well everything at work has been going wrong Friday the 13th wasn't any different. I guess thy could have gotten a payroll program that was less user friendly, but it would be a stretch. I went in this morning with 2 simple things that needed to be done and left with 3 big things that had me totally stumped. I felt bad about it at first till my boss called the company and they told her if she wanted to do that she needed to, 3 pages of instructions later we could try and fix the problem. There just weren't enough hours in the day.

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"Discontent is the first step in progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to."
– Basil Maturin

Good afternoon, well work isn't doing very good at keeping me at 20 hours a week. I got 31 last week and am at 20 right now and will be going in for 8 tomorrow. I'm not complaining just saying.

I got an e mail the Church of Latter day Saints is having an series on beginning genealogy. I'll have to look and see if I can find the e mail. I just remember that it wasn't a regular channel. it might have been their channel. I can only get the 3 major channels and one of them doesn't come in very good, so I didn't pay much attention to the e mail.

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I had to make my potato salad and measured everything. I usually just do this and that. My mother added relish (a Texas thing) but my husband did not care for it (a Minnesota thing) so I left it out of mine.
I made a copy of the recipe so now the kids can make it when I am gone.

Today I plan to only work a short time on the boxes. It gets overwhelming.

I was watching Genealogy on PBS at 3 AM (CST) this morning. I do not watch PBS and just happened to see it. Interesting and I will look for it again.

Have a good day.
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"Don't let other people tell you what you want."
– Pat Riley

Good morning, A very foggy morning, but then that is normal. Mutt and I have gone from our morning walk. Yesterday I wore a tee shirt to walk the dogs, today I wore a hoody. Now to do laundry and walk the Duke.

I know it has been hit and miss as to weather or not I'm here. I haven't gotten into a good routine since I started back to work. I'm not working the same everyday, I don't know day to day what I'm working the next day and sometimes i go in thinking I'm working 4 hours and work 8. But this is because this is a start up company and they are trying to keep cost down till they have paying customers and it is taking more time than they thought to get the software up and running. I hunk I'm off the next 2 days, going back Friday and then off for the weekend.

I don't know that any of the family recipes are written down. We find recipes, and change them to what we like and what we have, so it might never be made the same way twice. That's how i was was fought to cook and that is how my mom was fought to cook.

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Today, I am going through old family recipes. I have a binder for each of our kids so they can have them emoticon
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"The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink, and somebody to love you."
– Brendan Behan

Good morning, We had a foggy start, but a beautiful day now. I took it easy yesterday. I did my exercise time, but just walked. No bike, stairs or rowing Mutt and I walked before breakfast this morning and I did 15 min on the bike, I'll walk Duke in a few and Mutt again after dark, but not pushing today. It would be so nice to walk the two together, but neither will walk on my left because of my staff and they both want to walk beside me. Two big dogs pushing each other out of the way don't make for a very nice walk. Yes my dogs walk beside me, never ahead of me.

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Peaceful be heaven, peaceful the earth, peaceful the broad space between. Peaceful for us be the running waters, peaceful the plants and herbs! Peaceful to us be the signs of the future, peaceful what is done and undone, peaceful to us be what is and what will be. May all to us be gracious!

-Atharva Veda 19.9

Good Morning, I worked 12 hours yesterday and didn't get home till after I'm normally in bed. I spent the day sitting at a desk so why does my body feel like I was beat up? Well when i had a break, lunch and before work i did do the stairs, 26 flights all together, but I have been doing the stairs and my legs aren't what is bothering me.

It was 38 when i took Mutt for his morning walk. We are going for the high 60's maybe 70.

It has been awhile since I had anyone on ancestry contact me. The one they like to contact me about is where a son was born 10 years after his father's death certificate says he died. But according to his wive's bible, he went hunting with friends and his friends came home and said they were attacked by indians. They didn't know where his body was. According to his journal, he left the hunting party and went to The Montana Territory to start a new life. Guess that was his way of getting a divorce when divorces were illegal.

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I was going through some boxes yesterday and found an old email copy I had. I tried to email them way back when and it did not work and did not work again yesterday. I looked on ancestry and found another one and he contacted me. They are on my husband's side Lately I have found 3 new contacts.
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Hello all,

Mary Alice-glad you like your new job.day

Yesterday, I separated lots of pictures into envelopes. I will scan them later.

Today ia a little warmer and we may get some snow.

Leona


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"When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder."
– William Joseph Slim

Goof afternoon, I yucky day, cold and damp, not even any sun t brighten things up.

My job is entrusting, never a dull moment. I spend quite a bit of time with ok now we need to do this, but how. It is new soft wear and no one knows. I just try things till something works. The office is on the 3rd floor of a 6 story building and the roads are suck that if I leave the house 65 min before I need to be there, I'm 30 min early. If I leave 60 min before I need to be there, I get there 5 min before I need to be there. Well it isn't the roads so much as school busses and school zones. So I leave 65 min before I need to be there and spend 30 min going up and down stairs. Well not so much yesterday because my calfs hurt so bad. I had been concerned about the dress code. Well it looks like most of the office wears black slacks, bright blouses in bold prints and a couple strings of beads. well black slacks i have plenty of, most of my blouses are solid colors, and i don't have many strings of beads, but I think I'll be fine.

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Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
--Mike Ditka

Good morning, Mutt and I didn't get our walk this morning. It was raining just hard enough I wasn't walking in 40 degree weather. I did do 30 min on the stationary bike. I'm leaving a little early for work today. Yesterday I had 4 school busses, 2 school zones, and a train.

Just saw in the Today's show that a guy has been walking 25 miles to work, and 25 miles home again 5 days a week for 20 years. I'm not sure what he does besides walk.

emoticon on the award. The only thing I was ever recognized for, was when I was a child, Mom put me in a sailing class. We sailed little prams, but even so the sail and mast was quite a bit bigger then me. At that time when I was really concentrating on something I had my tongue sticking out. One day when I was wrapping my sail around the mast to put the boat up a reporter came by. The next morning there was a big picture of my with a sail and mast taller then i was with my tongue hanging out on the front page of our small town paper.

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Glad you were able to figure out the software.

I got a notice that I got an award on a picture I submitted to a web group I joined. I was looking at it and what it is is something that other members can give you. I had a like, following and 2 awards listed on it. One award was Peer awards and one was from a pro. I thought that was pretty nice. I haven't ever tried to get anything like that for my photography, but joined because of a friend whose pictures I was going to vote for.

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The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Helping the Girls with their Income Taxes"
US humorist & showman (1879 - 1935)

Good afternoon, I'm back from work. I'll only be working 20 hours a week this week and maybe next. I spent the morning reading software books and comparing it to the computer. She had installed new software and no one had had time to look at it. It took about an hour, but I got her the report she needed the most and figured out how to get the rest.

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"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Good morning, I woke to another fog adverse today. Mutt and I took our morning walk in the fog. Tat kind of limits where we go since I don't want to be on the main road. For 3 days Mutt and I have gotten 6,000 steps before breakfast, except DH says Mutt got 12,000, he has 4 feet. I might have to lower my step goal a little but looks like I'm ready for work.

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"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
– George Bernard Shaw

Good morning, I'm doing better today. The temp agency called and reminded my I start work on Monday, as if I could forget. My hair has settled down and is more waves then curls. Since I don't know the lunchroom setup, I went to the store and got things that don't need heated up that I can eat for lunch and snacks.

I've been getting up early and walking Mutt before breakfast to get back in the swing of things. This morning, the owls were calling each other and everyone in a while you would hear a rooster in the back ground. On the way back it was the other way around, mostly you hear the roosters and every once in awhile an owl would chime in. It was about 5 and Mutt had to water a mailbox so we got off the road. Mutt was done and we where just getting back on the road when the lady across the street shown the brightest light on us. Are you OK out there? Yes, just walking the dog. I know that I watch you walk by every morning, but I've never seen you stop before. I didn't know she had ever seen us, It must be 5 years since I've seen her, and Mutt does have his places to stop and this wasn't one of them, but when you need to water a mailbox, you need to water a mailbox. Good to know someone is watching me in the morning.

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I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with computers.

Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

Morning, Daddy passed 3 years ago Monday, I'm not sure why but I'm taking it harder his year. I want to get myself for my new job Monday, so I'm letting myself have this time and just going though the motions of everything else.

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Hello all,
I have not been on for awhile.
I lost my husband of almost 57 years on January 8 to acute leukemia. He was diagnosed on Dec 11 and was gone within weeks.
It has been hard and I am trying to go on.
Our son bought me a scanner for photos before my husband was diagnosed and so I have been scanning photos. I am doing it at our son's sheet metal shop in an office. The other day I found a family photo and almost walked into their office to ask a question. but he is not here.
I am trying to get them done so the family knows who is who.
When my husband was sick, I looked on ancestry and found 2 people had tried to contact me on the ancestry message board.
One was the grandson of my real father. I now know my great grandmother was 100% Native American. I knew there was some in me. I am contacting him as soon as I can get more info together.
Ann- so sorry to hear of the injuries.
Mary Alice-glad you got the job.

Have a good day.
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It was nice of you to try to donate to the places that make wigs for cancer patients. I have gone to one place here that donates the wigs and have heard of another one now (second one way north and I don't know if they are continuous). That is sure helpful for people who have no money to get new ones.


We have had such nice, warm weather this week. Tuesday I heard it got to close to 76. Yesterday was in the 60s, I think. Today it is supposed to get to a high of 76 and by tomorrow night I think it is supposed to start snowing some. Great. I want to go downtown to a class on Saturday and it will be cold and snowing. The class is on on researching genealogy in Missouri where my Dad's family is from. Mom's was from Illinois until her family moved. I don't know if they went to Wisconsin first or Missouri, then Wisconsin and back to Missouri. I did find where my ggrandfather was naturalized in Wisconsin. Anyway, since I haven't been able to find much out I think that the class might be helpful. Hope Cassie and Orzo don't mind too much if I take extra time down there to go back into the library collection to look things up or take time with the Librarian to figure out the computer system. I used the computer at one of the branches and got to the ancestry site, but I couldn't find much of anything out even through there. I did see information on my Dad's entrance into service. I could not find out any other information when I was on there and I couldn't get to my tree to recheck what I had or get to the hints that it won't let me see from home since I can't pay for a subscription. I did find one thing that said my ggrandfather was living with someone of a different name when he was 10, but couldn't find anything else (his name was spelled wrong there, so I got that spelling down, too). So I definitely want to get to this class.

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It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

Good morning. It is very foggy here, but we will have another nice day. Tomorrow another cold front moves in, well not so much cold, just taking us back to normal this time of the year.

Yesterday I went on a job interview. I was worried about it. Not so much about the requirements, but the dress code. Full suit, heels, stockings only jewelry, pearls and stud earrings. Light makeup, no perfume. Well, I wore a full suit, I have never worn heels, makeup or perfume. It turned out they had asked for very professional dress. Their idea of very professional dress and the temp co's idea of very professional dress for a bookkeeping office are too different ideas. They wanted business caesural, more towards the business end. In other words they wanted me to look like I would normally dress to work in an office. Anyway I got the job, I start Monday. It is further out then I wanted, but I wasn't finding anything close.

I looked up 3 more groups that made wigs for cancer patients, non of them wanted white hair Even the one that made wigs for people over 40 didn't want white hair, but they said they would take hair with less then 50% gray. And here I thought they just wanted hair, but they all say they don't die the hair and there is no call for white hair.

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"The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter."
– Norman Cousins

Good morning, Mutt and I got an early walk then i went and had 14 inches of my hair cut.

I had planned on sending it to lucks of love and discovered they didn't want white hair, they only made wigs for children and they didn't color the hair. Someone told me there was a group that was like Locks for Love but made wigs of people over 40. I'll Have to find out about them.

My hair isn't cut quite like I wanted, but then the lady cutting it couldn't cut it like I wanted. When I was little I had a head of curls, Then the curls fell out till beauticians said it was hard to believe I ever had curls, my hair was so straight. When this lady too the first cut, she said I didn't tell her my hair was so wavy, it bounced up shorter then she expected. Well now it is the length I asked for, except it is wavy, so if you pull it out it is about 2 inches longer then I wanted. Oh well looks like my curls want to make a comeback and it is growing on me.


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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."
– Plutarch

Good morning, DH is walking around singing "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood". Mutt and I are getting ready for our walk and enjoy the sun.

On the Todays show they asked that we send in pictures of the weather in our neck of the woods. I would tweet them a picture of me wearing a tee shirt walking the dog, but this grandma doesn't know how to tweet. DGS got me on FB, I almost learned it and decided it was a waist of time. I guess they serve a purpose but I don't know what it is.

As you can tell. a niece found a picture book that we wrought had been lost in an accident.

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Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.

Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

Good afternoon. Another beautiful day. I called my temp agencies today. One I got the normal we will call you if we gat anything, the other had some jobs in a hospital I would love to work in a hospital, just not one making $10 an hour 75 miles away.


Ann, vent away, I'm sorry for all the accidents in your family

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1/26/15 12:42 A

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Hey Gang, just needed to vent. This past week has been insane. Last Sunday morning my 90-yr old mother fell on ice. My brother took her to the local hospital, and they sent her into Philadelphia. She has a skull fracture and she had some bleeding in her brain. We went through a day or two of absolute terror, and then a day or two of being only somewhat less frightened, once they told us that she wasn't bleeding anymore but we were seeing some serious cognitive issues. By Friday she was well enough - and coming back cognitively - to transfer her from the hospital in Philadelphia to a rehab hospital that is closer to her home. They evaluated Saturday and I don't really have a solid idea of what they decided out of that yet. To add to the general freak out, my sister and I put off driving up from Virginia once we knew she wasn't in immediate danger because we just would have been in the way and now winter is hitting, so at this point it may be Wednesday before we can make the drive. Oh, and her 95 yr old sister fell on the 3rd (her birthday, no less) and broke her arm and her 93 yr old sister fell about that time and fractured a patella. The middle on is getting off pretty easy - exercises for now, maybe some pt down the road. The eldest has a big honking cast on her arm, and if all goes well my mom should spend 3-4 weeks in the rehab hospital and we're not sure that she's going to be able to go home to her 3-story 200+ yr old house when she is discharged. This is the first day in a week I haven't talked to my brother at least once, I've talked to one sister every day, and I've exchanged emails with the other sister most days. I've also spoken to the eldest sister 1/2 dozen times, emailed all of my cousins on that side a couple of times, contacted the Quaker Meeting my mother belongs to to let them know what was going on, and posted on Facebook at least once a day so that assorted family members and former neighbors would know what was happening. Thanks, I just needed to vent some stress. I've gotten a couple of walks in, a few errands, and otherwise I've spent a lot of time waiting for the phone to ring...

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1/25/15 4:28 P

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There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy. - Rod Serling, Unitarian Universalist

Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

Good afternoon, I had big plans for today since the weather is so nice. I got up early, washed cloths and hung the laundry on the line, then life got in the way. Mutt didn't want his carrot last night. I had left it in his crate. When I let him out of his crate, he emptied his water bowl and when I let him outside, instead of going and doing his doggy thing, he tried to empty the galvanized tub the boys use outside. He eat breakfast but slowly, then nibbled on his carrot from last night. The stupid dog has garbage gut again. Then I started a book, I told myself i would read one chapter, They must have skipped chapter heading because when i got to the end on the chapter, I was on chapter 13 and it was time to fix lunch. I read during lunch and figured then I would take Mutt for his walk. When DH came home and asked about Mutt and if I had a good book I looked down and realized i was 98% through the book and it was 2P. I finished the book and Mutt got a 3 mile walk.

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