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Bought myself a bicycle ... at age 70
Saturday, April 24, 2021      8 comments

When you are 70 years old, what is a bike for? Commuting to part time job? Yes. Exercise? Yes What about the possibility of falls? So I checked ... Read more
Positive Word for 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      7 comments

Iridescent is my Positive Word for 2021. Iridescent is defined as an adjective: showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. Luminous is also an adjective: Shedding light. My life is darkened by COVID... Read more
God times my walks
Monday, January 04, 2021      7 comments

During 2020 we moved from a large house in rural Missouri to an apartment complex in a city. What I do for regular exercise has changed. I now need to get my 'stair climbing' outside my own personal space (apartment). One day I felt that s... Read more
Happy Nigerian Independence Day!
Thursday, October 01, 2020      9 comments

Happy Nigerian Independence Day! I was there in 1960. Congo had gained independence from Belgium a mere 3 months earlier with civil unrest and 100,00... Read more
Solar One ... plagiarized
Friday, March 27, 2020      8 comments

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7 Solar One is the world... Read more
GrGrandmother Susan goes to court
Monday, August 26, 2019      8 comments

I first found this story as my husband and I were debating adopting a sibling group of 5 ...coming from 4 different foster homes. Making the effort to allow them to grow up together. In June of 1866 Susan Keller was the head of a house... Read more
Fun story of my GrGrandmother Susan
Saturday, August 03, 2019      10 comments

In 1993, my husband, Lee Schmidt, had a one week seminar during which the employees stayed in the dorm on Missouri State University campus. One evening in the common area during general conversation, he shared this story about my Great-grandmot... Read more
Are you low on this essential amino acid?
Saturday, July 27, 2019      9 comments

This is a re-write one year later: I have a family history high on dementia, so as I approach 70 I am perhaps hypersensitive to the problems finding the word I need, lost car keys etc. I stopped in at a Health Food store asking about su... Read more
I am more a Princess than a Warrior (reposting of past blog)
Sunday, July 14, 2019      7 comments

As a child I was taught to pray to my 'Heavenly Father' using both my own words and The Lord's Prayer. If my Father is the King of Kings, then I am a Princess! ... Read more
Family Information on Feed Sacks
Tuesday, May 28, 2019      4 comments

Transporting ‘goods’ for future sale in a different location has seen many improvements over time. From ships and the wheel to moon flights, Humans are creative. When settlers first came to New England barrels were commonly used to move ... Read more
Am I a Spoiled Princess?
Monday, April 29, 2019      8 comments

I am a Daughter of the King and therefore a Princess...that is given. But am I spoiled? Sitting on my back steps in the shade of the Maple Tree which I planted some years ago...finishing the last serving of a Culver's Caramel Turtle custard p... Read more
Do you "Qualify"?
Friday, April 12, 2019      4 comments

Want a new job? You must meet the position qualifications. Want to compete in the Olympics? You’ll have to qualify. Thinking of running for office? Qualifications are necessary there, too. You must qualify for a loan, college, health insurance, ... Read more
Magic Box ... reposted from 2011
Tuesday, February 05, 2019      3 comments

I have a Magic Box at my house. My 4 yr old wire haired terrier, Rudy has his nose ready to investigate every item which comes out of the clothes dryer. He never knows when a dog toy will appear! ... Read more
Absent for a bit
Thursday, December 27, 2018      16 comments

I have been absent from 19 year old Grandson died Monday morning. Flu mixed with uncontrolled diabetes. It has been an emotionally challenging week trying to have Christmas with some Grandchildren while intermittently thinking of the o... Read more
Winter Shawl completed
Tuesday, November 27, 2018      9 comments

Hubby bought me a winter shawl about 4 years ago. When I have driven long enough to get warm in the car, I can simply flip the front panel over my shoulder rather than struggling with sleeves of a normal coat. However, it is black and I don't d... Read more

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