Monthly Archives: March 2021

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Omega Baptist Church gives trash bags a swift kick

Tuesday evening, I was getting some “around the deck” spring cleaning accomplished and set up my cleaning headquarters on the deck’s table. I reached in the box of trash bags, grabbed a bag, shook it open with a snap, and … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Finding Joy in Meaningless Tasks

NOTE: This blog entry is from DailyOM and not my own personal submission. Finding joy and reason in mundane tasks can shift the flow, and make it not so bad afterall. Spending an afternoon working on the car, gardening, or … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The crooked piping

Mother taught me basic chores long before starting kindergarten and for that I shall always be grateful. Grandpa Leroy always celebrated our graduation from the thrice used baby bed with a brand new big boy/girl twin bed. Somewhere, I still … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Dealing with Rude Runners

Last week’s post regarding The Rude Runners, those joggers/runners who shout-talk when they pass by my house at 5:00 AM, resulted in several witty suggestions but an even funnier gift from my friend, Jenny Davis. Several days of exceptionally strong … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The locked door

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Spontaneity

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MY DAY: A fine day

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O, FOR HISTORY: To the sky, the moon, space, and Mars…

1903. The Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, of Dayton, Ohio, flew the first man-carrying powered flight. 1969. A swatch of the linen and a sliver of wood from The Wright Brothers’ original 1903 flying machine was accompanied by astronaut Neil … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Quiet please!

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MY DAY: Three baby cardinals

I was finishing up my fourth and last online class at 12:50 PM when I began hearing an odd but familiar singing from the deck area. I went to the deck and there were THREE baby cardinals! Two were pretty … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: We did it

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Bob Braun comes to Elwood

It was announced that Cincinnati, Ohio television personality and performer, Bob Braun, only two years after taking over for the legendary television host, Ruth Lyons, and his talented crew would be coming to perform in Elwood’s Wendell L. Willkie High … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: My birthfather, Danny Jolliff

“A small, blonde-headed tyke curls up on his father’s lap, attentively listening to the melodic velvety voice reading from a history book. The boy has a tiny index finger on top of the long, slender finger as it runs across … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: World’s Fair Cup

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: From behind the frames

While waiting in the basement for my blanket and pillow cases to finish in the spin cycle, I opened a few drawers of a 8’-0” long dresser and found two time-ridden picture frames of the ornate, somewhat cheap metal, with … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Grandpa’s boss

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MY DAY: The Winds of More

Through the night and much of today, the winds have continued, making it 48 hours of consistent strong winds and breezes. It’s been a quiet, fairly unproductive Friday; frustrating and disappointing that more could not be tackled and completed. The … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Everyone knows it’s Windy!

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MY DAY: Post-vaccine No. 1

With my current physical conditions, it’s really difficult to determine what is RRMS and what are symptoms from yesterday’s vaccine as I was wracked with significant fatigue and minimal discomfort. The Quartet was fed at 7:45 AM and once they … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: A wet Thursday

Our wet Thursday actually began early Wednesday evening and steadily continued through the night up to now, 9:45 AM. The sound of tires plunging through standing water on Shroyer Road, the clanking wind chimes in the wet wind, and the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Teaching week over

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: St. Patrick’s Day

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Double mint and Youth Dew

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MY DAY: Ending my Tuesday

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday morning

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