Thursday, December 8, 2016

CHERYL'S COOKIES and QVC

I love QVC but  am extremely  angry that $51.21 was paid   and I was expecting all 94  purchased cookies to be individually wrapped cookies as presented on tv. Instead I got 30 individually wrapped cookies and 4 medium  bags of cookie pieces that do not in any way equate gm wise the 64 cookies that are missing. I do not feel that was presented honestly on QVC and I WILL use social media to let all know this til  you send me the missing 64 cookies that I planned to use in my Christmas presents!
I always read all reviews before purchasing things online but didn't this time. Wish I had and I would not have bought these!


LES CHATS

Les Chats
1910
Steinlen

Friday, December 2, 2016

SO WHAT'S A PAPER EMAIL?

Monday, June 6, 2011


So What's A Paper Email???






 Everyone here reading right now has those special people we love who won't take a baby step into the online world! We love them so much and at the same time they drive us crazy keeping them current with the latest pics, news and other newsworthy stuff that we pop online in seconds to our online friends!

Fellow Downsizers...Here is the way to do it!
  Instead of keeping old postcards  cramped up in boxes til you conk out or forget where they are. Use them on the front of note cards.
The white envelope is about 5 1/4 inches by about 7 1/4 inches. On the front of the note card is the permanently attached vintage postcard. The second pic gives you a closeup of the permanently attached postcard.
In this case on the back of the notecard on an attached label is what was on the back of the postcard:
"Wild Bill Hickok's last poker hand, which was played August 2, 1876 at Deadwood,Dakota Territory is portrayed with wax figures at Southwestern Historical Wax Museum, Grand Prairie, Texas."
Inside the note card, it is blank for you to add your very own message you want instead of the dorky ones people get paid to write for the card companies. Go creative and enjoy! AND then type YOUR message to them (or cut and paste your online messages )on your computer..print it out, cut it out and tape it inside these creations and whala! Stick that stamp on the envelope and their address and send them their very own paper emails!
At the very least you communicated with them instead of putting it off because you are so busy. At the very most you get them closer to the enjoyment of the world of electronic emails/notes and cards which are so much fun!
Aha ..think I will call them paper emails...thoughts right now ...with messages for people too special to send electronically and/or for people who haven't moved into the electronic messaging era.,,

OKINAWA LONG AGO

SEACOAST OF FARMING VILLAGE
SOUTHERN OKINAWA.
LONG AGO.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

SUSPENSION BRIDGE

TACOMA'S SUSPENSION BRIDGE
TACOMA
PIERCE COUNTY
WASHINGTON
LONG AGO.

THE BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

THE BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
YALE UNIVERSITY
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
CONNECTICUT
LONG AGO.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WATCHING

THE SILENCE OF SNOW.
THE WINDOW.
SPOTSYLVANIA, COUNTY
VIRGINIA.
LONG AGO.

THE "ELMS"

THE "ELMS"
NEWPORT COUNTY
RHODE ISLAND
STOP 40 ON THE ALL U.S. COUNTY POSTCARDS TRAVELER TRIP
LONG AGO

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ORANGE COUNTY FLORIDA

Saturday, September 24, 2016

STOP #10: FLORIDA: ORANGE COUNTY: DISNEY, MOSQUITO COUNTY AND ORANGES...

SWOOSH.!!!!!...HERE WE ARE! STOP #10 OF OUR ALL U.S. 3007 COUNTIES IS:


FLORIDA: ORANGE COUNTY.
ORANGE COUNTY...USED TO BE CALLED MOSQUITO COUNTY TIL 1845.

ITS COUNTY SEAT IS ORLANDO.
IT WAS FORMED IN 1824 OUT OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY.
THE AREA TO THE SOUTH OF  ST JOHNS BECAME MOSQUITO COUNTY IN 1824 AND ENTERPRISE BECAME ITS COUNTY SEAT.
IT WAS RENAMED ORANGE COUNTY IN 1845.

*** Named for its main product : oranges...but severe cold in recent winters  and diseases have destroyed a majority of orange groves . Orlando population growth has moved into a lot of what was orange groves.

*** This county is located along the Interstate 4 corridor which is the "swing part of the state" in elections.

*** Orlando was nicknamed "The City Beautiful"

*** Tourism...Tourism...Tourism:
Disney, Universal, Sea World, Gatorland, Wet'n Wild, ...conferences...conventions to name a few.

*** Orlando is the 7th of 10 most visited theme parks in North America.

*** Many notable athletes and famous other people were born here or have lived here during their lives: Shaquille O'Neal, Wayne Brady , Warren Sapp to mention a few.

*** Metro Orlando has 19 or now maybe more skyscrapers.

*** The University of Central Florida  is here. It was the 2nd largest university campus in 2012 in terms of enrollment according to Internet statistics.




OK...Laziboy.tourists...time to buckle up and swoosh on off to our next  county Stop 11...of our 3,007 United States counties we are visiting.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

THE KITCHEN OF 1910

HAROLD WARP'S PIONEER VILLAGE
MINDEN, NEBRASKA
KEARNEY COUNTY
LONG AGO
20 ACRES, 28 BUILDINGS, OVER 50,000 ITEMS, 1830 TO PRESENT.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

HIGHEST COUNTY EAST OF MISSISSIPPI

PISGAH INN
WAYNESVILLE N.C.,
HAYWOOD COUNTY


globalvoodoo Online Seller King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1jKffugQc8

Check this guy out.
I love his online selling advice videos.
I have been selling online since 2002 in many locations.
So much fun!
He has the passion!


JAMESTOWN WINDMILL

JAMESTOWN WINDMILL
NEWPORT COUNTY
RHODE ISLAND
LONG AGO.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

QUILTING

***QUILTER: SewVeryEasy  by Laura
*****VIDEO: How to Turn a Simple Quilt into Something Very Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbSjMlVLY

Chenille-it

This presenter, Laura, does an excellent job of explaining, showing and not missing anything that should be included is a timely manner.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

SILENCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--DbgPXwLlM

CLUTTER AFFECTS YOUR MIND AND BODY

Tracie's company has been working with me downsizing and organizing the "stuff" I brought to my new location.
Here is one of her blogs from her web site! http://www.midstofthestorm.com/blog-1
Understanding How Clutter Affects Your Mind & Body
September 16, 2016
|
Tracie


Do you struggle with clutter? Millions of Americans do. What you, and they, may not realize is that clutter can affect your mind and body. The following information may be helpful in encouraging you to rid your life of clutter for the last time.

How does your home make you feel when you walk in the door at the end of the day? Do you feel peaceful and glad to be at home because it is your sanctuary? Alternatively, do you feel dread because there is a mountain of unfolded laundry in the chair, a stack of magazines spread all over the floor and a sink full of this morning’s dishes? Scientific reports claim the state of your house reflects the state of your mind. Disorganization and clutter indicate there is something out of balance. The trick is learning what is off-kilter and how to set it straight.

Living in a cluttered home is stressful – for everyone. Mom is constantly pulled from what she needs to do to help someone find his or her homework. Dad is late for work because he cannot find his car keys. As the pressure to find those things that are lost mounts, so does the tension. Before too long, something or someone snaps. 

Think about how you feel when you have misplaced something. You may berate yourself for being careless. You may feel frustrated and ready to give up. When your child comes in to ask a question, you may not respond in a loving manner and feelings are hurt. Decluttering and organizing your home can help alleviate this problem.

Clutter drains you of energy and makes you feel tired. When you have to look at clutter, you most likely feel overwhelmed. You know you need to do something but you do not have the energy. Take time to clear the clutter from one small area. It can help you and your family feel more energetic and more inspired to work on decluttering in other areas.

Did you know clutter could be making you sick physically? No one wants to think about it, but clutter can be the breeding ground for germs, dust, mold and mildew. It could even hide a problem with mice. If you do not believe clutter can make you sick, think of the stress mentioned above. If you have too much stress, you may develop high blood pressure. Dust and mold can cause allergies or worse. 

Clutter can also affect your body weight. People with clutter are usually sedentary while those with an uncluttered home are active. Part of this may be because the clutter in the home makes it hard for you to move. You may also be using clutter, like being overweight, as a means to protect yourself. Clutter keeps people at bay and so there is little chance that you will be hurt.

Now that you understand some of the ways clutter can affect your mind and body, consider what you are going to do about it. Will you take a step forward and begin decluttering, or will you let it continue to rule your life and that of your family?

REPEAT FROM 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A BALTIMORE MOTHER 3 SINGLE BIRTHS IN 22 MONTHS

I found this article today in Doris Rose's memory collection. It looks like it was on one of the main pages of one of the Baltimore newpapers. Baltimore people were/are notorious for saving articles/obituaries that fascinated/interested them in precomputer years.
Wonder if Doris Rose who held this article in her memory collection for all these  years  knew the mother.
Wonder if she just found the topic interesting.
The kids were born in 49, 50, and 51. All born in 23 months and 10 days!
 
We think we know everything about our relatives we live with but when we become our  family archeologist we learn that is not the case!
We only know parts of each other and use clues to discover the rest!
 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

I LOVED THIS SERIES!
WASHINGTON
KITTITAS COUNTY
ROSLYN
ROSLYN'S CAFE

A COUNTY BEFORE A STATE

NEW HAMPSHIRE
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
PORTSMOUTH
JOHN PAUL JONES HOUSE

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

IRVINGTON ... BALTIMORE ... BUS CRASH

My love and thoughts go out to the people affected by the terrible buses and car crash in Baltimore today. Right there...Irvington...Loudon Park Cemetery...Frederick Avenue...Monastery  is where I grew up...where I walked to my little church St. James,  the Irvington movies and Leidig drug store....where I waited for the no8 streetcar to take me downtown to my Western high school...where I went to put flowers on the graves of family members....
Watching and listening to the people there on tv today  I could feel their shock, grief and pain. I could understand their not understanding how it could happen there...or why....

That's the hardest part of life... 

BUCKY

BABY BUCKY
20 SOME YEARS AGO!

Monday, October 31, 2016

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

 
Great Smoky Mountains.
Long ago.
Had a special energy that you felt when you were there.
You could feel the energy from past people who had been there.
PASADENA SNOW
LONG AGO.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER

A beautiful and interesting place to visit!
Lee County Fort Myers Florida
Edison and Ford Winter Estates looking out on the river!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

PLEASANT LIVING FLORIDA


Ahhh..... Snowbirding in Florida! Leaving behind up north the hustle and bustle of Christmas and Tax preparation and heading south to Pleasant Living Florida.  Yes, the mobile home park has that name and it was and is to be enjoyed. This flower lived out front for many years and greeted us yearly.  As did the warm temps and smells of nearby orange blossoms.  Lots of luscious memories are visited with this pic.... Quilt groups. Bible study groups. Warm and friendly church groups. Fishing beyond belief to just name a few!

Monday, October 17, 2016

HEY MILENNIALS.... WHO'S YOUR BOB DYLAN????

HEY MILENNIALS!

.... I GET SO BORED WATCHING TV TALK SHOWS WITH EVERYONE TALKING AT THE SAME TIME AND LAUGHING TOO LOUD AT BORING TWITTERS...PINS....AND TRENDS...THAT  ARE  INAPPROPRIATE VERBALLY AND PHYSICALLY...

I HAVE ENDURED RECENT YEARS OF MUSIC WITH CROTCH GRABBING AND PARTIALLY COMPLETED THOUGHTS....

BUT COME ON MILENNIALS...GIVE  US HOPE!!!!!
 I DO FEEL THERE IS HOPE AND I LOVE THE SHOW THE VOICE! AND THE STARS AND PARTICIPANTS!

BUT COME ON... MILENNIALS .. I BELIEVE IN  YOU....FIND YOUR BOB DYLANS LIKE WE DID WITH THOUGHTS THAT STILL MAKE LIFE GLOW IN OUR HEARTS WHEN WE LISTEN TO THE WORDS NOW ! AND THAT ARE STILL MEANINGFUL YEARS AFTER THEY WERE WRITTEN!



IT'S ALL RIGHT MA....


SHELL PEOPLE LIVED HERE.


PORT CHARLOTTE CULTURE CENTER
PORT CHARLOTTE COUNTY
FLORIDA

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ONE ROUGH WEEK ....UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON...




ROUGH WEEK...
AMAZON DIDNT SHIP A PACKAGE PROMISED TO BE DELIVERED TUESDAY AFTER TELLING US TO BE HERE FOR DELIVERY. STILL NOT SHIPPED.
AMAZON SHIPPED SOMEBODY ELSE'S ORDER OF SKINNY RICE AND NOT OUR ORDERED SKINNY PASTA.
WE ORDERED TWICE THE AMOUNT OF CUBICLES I NEEDED FOR MY NEW CUBICLE HOLDER.
NO DIET  PEPSIS BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF THEM AND COULDNT LEAVE TO GET MORE WAITING FOR AMAZON TIL TODAY!
THE IDIOTIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE GOT MORE STUPID EACH DAY....PEOPLE VOTING AGAINST PEOPLE THEY DON'T WANT  RATHER THAN VOTING FOR A PERSON THEY WANT...
WATCHING THE POOR PEOPLE IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MATTHEW IN THE CAROLINAS....WITH NOTHING LEFT ...
AND TUESDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN OUR 41ST ANNIVERSARY!

BUT FINALLY...FINALLY...FINALLY....THIS AFTERNOON...
I GOT OUT TO GET MORE DIET PEPSI...
I GOT TO GO TO THE FOOD LION BEFORE THEY CLOSE FOR GOOD IN THE BURG...
THE AMAZON SELLER APOLOGIZED FOR THE MISTAKE AND TOLD  ME THE CORRECT ITEMS ARE BEING MAILED

BUT MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL...WAS THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON TV THAT BOB DYLAN WAS FINALLY RECOGNIZED FOR THE NOBLE PRIZE!!!!


I LOVE THIS GUY! RIGHT UP THERE ABOVE MY OTHER  FAVS  KENNY ROGERS, DOLLY PARTON, AND JOHN DENVER!



SMILE!

SMILE!

Saturday, October 8, 2016