Monthly Archives: May 2015

MY DAY: Transplanting, planting & doin’ it right

I’ve been busy with more gardening projects.  I always think I am done when I complete one project, but then come up with another idea.  Bushes from the front yard now rest in the back, a semi-circle around the fire … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday tornado

I’ve had some time off, and though I planned to relax, read, enjoy walks with the dogs, I’ve not gotten to do any of these items. Friday: I taught several lessons (on my first day off), completed some housework, began … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Nancy Winslow

I met Nancy Winslow at Normandy United Methodist Church in 1996 when I became the director of music. We became fast friends, and still remain so to this day. Nancy and I discovered so many things we shared in common. … Continue reading

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Get Reacquainted with Monticello this Memorial Day!

Learn Something New at Monticello this Memorial Day Weekend! Spending Memorial Day Weekend in Charlottesville? If you haven’t visited Monticello lately, it is time to come back. From our enhanced Behind the Scenes Tours to the flourishing gardens and orchards … Continue reading

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MY DAY:  Wrapping another year with seniors

   In a few weeks, the schools will let out for the summer.  The staggering farewells with my seniors will soon commence. Although I dearly love this time of year, it is also one of the most difficult times.  For … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Irises in bloom

several years ago, my friend, Pati, gave me a bunch of routes to plant.  She told me what they were at the time, but of course I am mediately forgot what flower I was planting.  Monday, they finally began blooming … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Eisenhower’s Final Correspondence

This is the final letter dictated by President Eisenhower to the legendary composer, Irving Berlin. I found this letter from former President Eisenhower to famed 20th Century composer, Irving Berlin, to be so touching. This was to be Eisenhower’s last … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saugerties Lighthouse

  I’ve found a new place to add to my bucket list of places to visit: The Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River in New York state. The Hudson River Valley is one of my favorite haunts, especially Hyde Park where … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The Haasienda is ready for summer…

The Haasienda has it’s 2015 Spring-Summer Swag going on! Each Spring, I cannot wait for Fairmont Industries to hold their plant sale next door.  This event is hosted by the Special Needs Teachers & Staff, and their students.  This fund … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Grandma Donna’s Chicken McNuggets

 My grandmother, Donna Clary Barmes, would’ve been 91 years old today. I am sure one of the first things she did upon reaching heaven in 1992 was to locate the nearest McDonald’s so she could continue to have her chicken … Continue reading

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MY DAY: David Letterman

Twenty-three years ago I watched Johnny Carson bid farewell to America upon his retirement. Tonight, I watch a fellow Ball State University alum, David Letterman, take his leave from the stage. This is kind of sad. For nearly 50 years, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A moment in Woodland Cemetery

Despite lacking energy, I decided  to grab my camera and take a 3 mile hike through Dayton’s beautiful Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. It’s May 2, but there is still a good deal of spring beauty yet to appear.  What has … Continue reading

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