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What a gorgeous day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Yes! It got into the 90s today, but it was the LOW 90s!

In the shade was quite comfortable! I have a friend who always says, "Autumn in Texas is wonderful..... Both days of it!!!"

Well, I hope that we get more than 2 days of autumn, and I kinda expect it, too.... the forecast says that starting later in the week that the temperatures won't get above 90!!! Woo Hoo! Real progress!

  
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JAMER123 9/30/2014 11:19PM

    Got to Corpus today through rain and heat. It's quite humid yet tonight, but along the coast one has to expect some of that. Heat indices pushed 100. I will be waiting for the cooler temps to come in!! Have a wonderful Weds.!!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/30/2014 6:43PM

    I love the cooler temps.

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Genealogy for Me

Monday, September 29, 2014

I am not a dummy.
I am not a dummy.
I am not a dummy.

Just because I can't find anything about my grandfather's grandmother doesn't necessarily mean that I am a dummy. My grandfather has been dead about 40 years, and I can BARELY find anything about his parents..... I've found at least 3 different spellings of his name, and his parents apparently died when he was quite young.... probably before 1900, and they were supposedly born in Canada.... that's it! The trail runs very cold at that point around 1880...

So I have hypothesized: they were in some sort of Witness Protection Plan, and their identities have been totally obscured so that The Bad Guys can't find them.... when I figure out who the Bad Guys are I will let you know....

But I am not quitting, Nosirree!

  
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NHES220 9/30/2014 2:48PM

    That stuff is tough to find out. A lot fo my family is living and sometimes you cannot get them all to agree on the history! Good luck! Funny, we have people with name changes or who have one name and go by another and we joke that they were in the witness protection program.

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/30/2014 8:39AM

    You are definitely NOT a dummy!

I have been stumped on one great great Grandmother for years. The information seems so close and yet always alludes me.



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DJ4HEALTH 9/30/2014 12:03AM

    There is the Mormons that do genealogy, met one in VA and that is how I found out that they do that stuff for all people.

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MCFITZ2 9/29/2014 11:34PM

    It is amazing how frustrating it can be. My paternal grandparents met after they came to America from Poland. Nooo I don't speak or read Polish. Then there is the my husband's side. Not much better.
You are not stupid. It can be hard.

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JAMER123 9/29/2014 11:06PM

    Don't you just love a challenge?? My mom's father was born in TX. and the family remains here. Her dad couldn't stand his dad so went north to Iowa. We understand his dad was nasty and no one would tell her where he was buried. It hasn't been that long ago when she finally found out. I don't recall where but we are still finding relatives here that are still living. Those that we knew are now gone. Genealogy is sometimes difficult to follow but interesting to find out. Good luck and hang in there!!

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CANDOK1260 9/29/2014 10:42PM

    no you not a dummy good luck finding more info

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Made It!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

My time with he grandchildren went wonderfully! They ate nice lunches, napped for TWO HOURS without a single squawk, fretted over their parents' absence for all of about 30 seconds, and wanted to read stories with me all of the rest of the time...

I had to stop by Walmart on the way home just to get some exercise in!

Now I can look forward to going back and doing it again sometime!

  
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IMEMINE1 9/28/2014 6:04PM

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MARIANNMC 9/28/2014 12:24PM

    What a blessing!

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/28/2014 12:22PM

    emoticon So happy you enjoyed that! I have unfond memories of a 3 year old nephew screaming his head off at 2 AM that he wanted to go HOME...and that was the last sleepover this Aunt ever had LOL!

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OWLWENEEDISLOVE 9/28/2014 7:39AM

    I love spending time with my grand-children too ! Thanks for sharing this :)

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MCFITZ2 9/27/2014 11:18PM

    What a wonderful day.

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JAMER123 9/27/2014 10:58PM

    You gave a picture of a wonderful day!! So glad it went so well!
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From The Frying Pan....

Friday, September 26, 2014

I am weary from hauling books around, and guiding shoppers to their book destinations, and woking until I can hardly see straight....

But TOMORROW...

I'm spending the afternoon with a 3 year old and a 2 year old..... and their parents won't be there, and it's supposed to be rainy so possibly no outside time..... and even though they are my grandchildren, I get tired just watching them go Go GO all the time..

I am going to bed early tonight.

  
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BLAZINGSWORD 9/27/2014 8:47AM

    Take them to Chuckee Cheese's, or to the mall or to the museum or somewhere, where they can run off their energy.

Ask your friends what they do with their grands, and you should be able to do something with them.

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JAMER123 9/26/2014 11:12PM

    i
think I would head to bed right away (lol) with the little ones coming. They take as much or more energy than the book moving. Enjoy them to the fullest, Ours are 7,8,&9 growing up so fast. We enjoy them as well but in a different way. Still keep us hopping!

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Books and Exercise

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As a bibliophile I know that I would much rather read about exercise than actually exercise itself, BUT this is the time for the annual Friends of the Library book sale, and I've spent the better part of the last two days moving boxes and books and getting our venue ready for the coming shoppers......

Back and forth, and lift and carry, and haul and sort for several hours without stopping or even sitting down, and I am totally wiped out tonight, but with all the volunteers working together, we've got the books pretty much ready to go, probably between 70 and 80,000 books, tapes, CDs, etc.... we take up almost the entire civic center, and we expect to make somewhere around $ 30,000.... at the low prices we charge and a bag sale for $5 per bag at the end, that's a LOT of books!

It's one of my favorite things all year.... and it's great exercise....

Having a wonderful time.... Wish you all could be here!

  
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BLAZINGSWORD 9/25/2014 6:45AM

    I am glad that you got your exercise in! Yes, it would be awesome to be there and pick out a book or two!

I use to be that way too about reading rather than exercising. I think we all do that one way or the other, but I think it's to find motivation OR to see if there is a quicker way of getting it done without too much effort; like looking for that magic wand to wave and viola!

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What's that saying about wisdom comes with age? Here's to a better day for exercising tomorrow McJulieo! emoticon You can kick butt! Go get 'em girl!

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JAMER123 9/25/2014 12:39AM

    What fun and work at the same time!! I love my books and need to get back to reading!!

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JAMER123 9/25/2014 12:38AM

    What fun and work at the same time!! I love my books and need to get back to reading!!

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OWLWENEEDISLOVE 9/24/2014 11:55PM

    Books are best the best :) Have a great sale !

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MONTREALESTMOI 9/24/2014 10:30PM

    That sounds like a lot of fun!

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IMPROVINGME 9/24/2014 10:23PM

    Best of luck with the book sale. I will not be able to make it this year. If you see something that has my name written all over it, grab it and I'll pay later!


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ADJQUILTER 9/24/2014 9:40PM

    I read and exercise at the same time. I figured a way to set up my Nook on my stationary bike and read while I peddle away. Really passes the time quickly. Before I realize it, I've done 30 minutes.
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