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Thursday, July 29, 2021

A rarity

 Hubby and I have lived in our house nearly 30 years so it is safe to say most everything in my house is old and I don't buy things very often so when the bathroom scale AND the can opener took a dive I had to go shopping...


    I did not enjoy the shopping experience (walmart where it is nearly impossible to find things) but have enjoyed the novelty of having something new. I must be on a role as I also ran across a set of sheets that I love and ordered them for our bedrooom. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

House cleaning

 I stared blogging in 2007 and it seems that I have either gotten, lazy, forgetful, nonchalant and  or distracted. I recently went blog searching and found one that interested me and was so glad that her blog was set up with labels so that I could quickly go to the areas I was interested in. It got me to thinking about my labels and was I ever sorry to see that many times I was not putting one or had multiples with different spellings and etc. so I have spent a bit of time trying to clean them up. I worked through to 2016 and then decided that was enough. What I hope it has taught me is that it is important to follow through. It also inspired me to go back and re-read all my posts and I found it to be as heart lifting as going  through an old photo album so if you find yourself looking for something to do give it a try. 

I discovered several other things in my looking back project, I have just settled in and no longer search for new contacts and new interests. There was a blog that I loved http://pattybilline.blogspot.com/ called Simple Joys. Her last post was in 2012 and then she was just gone. I still on occasion go back land look at her site and am always uplifted by her wonderful talent. I really believe she could have put her pictures and writings in the form of a book.  I went through her site again recently and starting looking for followers of hers and found 3!!! I am so excited to get to know these three ladies and have left them messages. I guess there is a lesson to be learned.....You get out of something what you put into it. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Did you know?

 



The first revolving door was invented in 1888 with the goal of preventing wind, snow, rain, dust, or noise from entering buildings. The original patent application was filed by Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia. (He was granted U.S. patent 387,571 for a three-wing “Storm-door structure” on August 71888.

 





Monday, July 19, 2021

Gone

 Well if you are like me you woke up this morning and Bloglovin was gone....poof. After much searching for information it appears it was hosted by Twitter and they have removed it. I tried to find another way to track my blogs that is simple and easy and updated only to find out that this very site has a venue for that. If you go to Design and look at the bottom there is a reading list. Just click on it and it will show you blogs that you followed. Most of mine were outdated and no longer running but you can go up to manage and add the ones you are following and then it will show all the posts of those blogs and when they updated and etc. Just click on the blog you are following and copy the web site and then add it. I just love it when the answer is right under my nose! Thank you blogger.

Update: I was able to find bloglovin.com and pin it to my reading list so now I have two ways of tracking the blogs I follow.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Repeat

I was re-reading some of my old posts back from 2012 and thought this should get another viewing.

Can you explain............

Why do women have to open their mouth to put on mascara?
 

 
 

Why don't you ever see a headline that reads "Psychic wins Lottery"?
 
 
 

 
 
 
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor
and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
 
 
 
 
 


Why this is called "rush hour"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why do they call them apartments when they are all stuck together?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If flying is so safe.......why do they call the airport 

the terminal?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and lastly I finally found the answer,
Con is opposite of pro right......
that is why congress is opposite of progress!
 


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Did you know?

 A hummingbird it the only bird that can fly backwards.....



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

First Lady #7

 

                                            Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

If this does not grab your attention, I don’t know what would.

Wearing the white dress she had purchased for her husband’s inaugural ceremonies in March 1829, Rachel Donelson Jackson was buried in the garden at The Hermitage, her home near Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas Eve in 1828.

 

Rachel Donelson was a child of the frontier. Born in Virginia, she journeyed to the Tennessee wilderness with her parents when only 12. At 17, while living in Kentucky, she married Lewis Robards, of a prominent Mercer County family. His unreasoning jealousy made it impossible for her to live with him; in 1790 they separated, and she heard that he was filing a petition for divorce. 

Andrew Jackson married her in 1791; and after two happy years they learned to their dismay that Robards had not obtained a divorce, only permission  to file for one. Now he brought suit on grounds of adultery. After the divorce was granted the Jackson quietly remarried in 1794 amid the scandal. 

The Jacksons never had children of their own, but gladly opened their home to the children of Rachel's many relatives. In 1809 they adopted a nephew and named him Andres Jackson Jr. They also reared other nephews; one, Andrew Jackson Donelson, who eventually married his cousin Emily, of of Rachel's favorite nieces and it was she who fulfilled the duties of  the first lady after her death in 1828. 




Monday, June 21, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

First Lady #6

 

                                                         Louisa Katherine Adams

Louisa Adams was born on February 12, 1775, in London., The illegitimate daughter of Joshua Johnson, an American merchant from Maryland.

She met John Quincy Adams at her father's house in Cooper's Row, near Tower Hill, London. Her father had been appointed as United States consul general in 1790, and Adams first visited him in November 1795. Adams at first showed interest in her older sister but soon settled on Louisa. Adams, aged 30, married Louisa, aged 22, on July 26, 1797. John Quincy Adams’s father (John Adams) was then the current President of the United States.

 Louisa was pregnant fourteen times, miscared nine times and one child was stillborn. Three sons and one daughter survived. Her husband served in many different areas including in Russia before being elected President in 1825. He only served one term and she was known as a great hostess during that time.

 

The First Spouse Gold Coins Program was authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145).

 

 

Her husband died at the Capitol in 1848. She remained in Washington until her death of a heart attack on May 15, 1852, at the age of 77. The day of her funeral was the first time both houses of the United States Congress adjourned in mourning for any woman. 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Our reality

 Many people don't live near a border so aren't too effected by the overflow of illegal immigration but here in Arizona it is a sad state for our deserts. 



Sunday, May 9, 2021

A special wish

               Am so grateful to all the mother's who have made a difference in many lives.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Do you know

 

                                     Do you know why a ostrich sticks it's head in the ground?









                                                           He is looking for water

Monday, April 19, 2021

Did you know?

 


  • M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Spring

 Spring has sprung at my house:)



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Behind the scenes

 Sometimes what you don't see is even more amazing than what you do see....


Skeleton of a turtle.

Sunday, April 4, 2021