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October 21, 2016

That feels good...

Gimpa with his great-granddaughter Margaret Millicent.

Yes, finishing a project feels really good.  I plowed through the family stuff and Duck stuff with a smile, and now the folder of loose pictures just waits to be filed.  G’s family is next….but as the pictures aren’t loose, I’m not worrying about them.

Off to the local fabric store after lunch.  I found it filled with happy ladies of my age buying fabrics for a quilt class.  It’s across the street from JoAnn’s at the adult school and “Free,” one woman said with a smile.  I told her the writing class was free too…grinning back.  There wasn’t a really dark green to be had and I needed a very dark green.  Since I am not allowed to drive very far anymore….gee, did my Ophthalmologist just discover I was blind…I’ll have to wait for G to drive me up to Rosie’s expensive fabric store.

I came home with some middling greens that I can only make darker with permanent markers.  Which I think I will…on an as needed basis.


  • Himself:  The Station Wagon Show at the Automotive Museum opened with foods too.  Salad, corn bread, mac and cheese, ribs and cheese, and apple pie.  LOL  Work at 7, meeting tonight.

  • Herself:  I will never get thinner on corn bread and apple pie.

  • 52 Week House Reorganization:  Nothing yesterday tho G and I discussed getting rid of the cloisonne.

  • Reading:  Mayor.

  • Gratitudes:  That I don’t have to keep it if I don’t use it.

  • October 20, 2016

    Scanning Loose Family Pictures

    I’ve gathered a collection of my loose family photos and have begun scanning them.  I had thought everyone was scanned until I opened one folder.  This one says Mrs. MM Hunt…. Margaret Millicent Hunt Hyde, perhaps taken during the civil war era…1861 through 1865. 

    This image of Mrs. Hyde is dated 1870.  The gentle smile of the first image is gone, and a stern face now stares to the side of the camera.  I wish I knew more about her.

    This last image is approximately 1909.  A handful of other photographs were taken that day.  How I wish they had been dated.  Maybe my cousin Tom, who reads my blog almost every day, knows more about Mrs.  MM Hunt.  This Margaret Millicent was my Grandfather’s grandmother.  My mother was named after her, as was his sister, myself, and one of my children plus two of my grandchildren. 

    Perhaps there should be a site for Margaret Millicent’s.


  • Himself:  At work from 0630, did take out the trash and find time to remake a template for the crow quilt.
  • Herself:  Pool, scanning, store for DARK green fabric, and sew and read away the afternoon.
  • 52 Week House Reorganization:  It says to put the photos in photo storage boxes.  Instead I am scanning them, putting them on two hard drives and a thumb drive.
  • Reading:  An early Archer Mayor.
  • Gratitudes:  That the water in the pool was warm this morning.

  • October 18, 2016

    A Simple Day

    This is a quilt in the box to go to the pound.  Nice and soft for dogs to lie on.  I found some matching fabric and will mend it.  Simple.

    It’s a simple day today.  Even if I sew seams wrong on the weed quilt, I’m not going to take it seriously.  Simple foods.  Simple clothes.  Even simplifying some of the house.

    Yes, I do not have to go out today.  I get to stay home.  What absolute  pleasure.  I am happy here, perhaps childishly.  Gosh, how very nice it is to be home.


  • Himself:  At work at 7, NCIS
  • Herself:  Pretty darned good.  Mislaid my shampoo bottle.  Today sew and read.  Usually B and I talk Tuesday Mornings.  We talked last night, and it worked out well.  Very simple foods today.
  • 52 Week House Reorganization:  The books are in order by subject and author, there are just too many of them.
  • Reading:  A Commander Monk mystery.

  • Gratitudes:  That I was able to go to the water class today and enjoy it no matter the speed the instructor goes.