Monthly Archives: August 2021

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Worry

This was not written by me. It is from DailyOM. Worry is an extension of fear, and can also set you up for attracting that which you don’t want in your life. We have all had the experience of worrying … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday morning

To quote my son in England who commented on our heat wave here in the Midwest, “Those temperatures look ghastly!” Ghastly? How very British of him to say so. Yes, the conditions are ghastly. The deck is barely comfortable due … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Erma

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. ERMA I have received several text messages and emails asking if I would still … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Opening a Closed Connection

This is from DailyOM. I did not write this. If you feel abandoned or cut off from Spirit, know that it is always there for you waiting for you to plug back in. There may be times when we feel … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Clyde & Neko

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. NEKO Nine week old Neko was a 2016 Christmas gift to my fifth son, … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Harrigan

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. HARRIGAN There always seems to be that one child who pushes a parent’s buttons, … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Bailey & Harrigan’s arrival

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. BAILEY & HARRIGAN – their arrival I will write a separate entry for each … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday morning

The 92% humidity is fine with the 70-degree weather and nice breeze whipping from the back corners of the house onto the deck. The expected high for today is 88. I accidentally Zoomed my son fifteen minutes early for our … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORy: Photos of the 1904 World’s Fair

If I could return in time to any one Abe the, it would probably be the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. I could go on and on about this event but instead, refer those interested to two particular … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Bailey

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. BAILEY For seven and one half years, Bailey has been my “Miss Wigglesbottom.” The … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Chief

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. CHIEF This is really a tough one to write as this boy has aged … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Glass Festival & Paula Simmons

Paula Simmons has been a music educator in Elwood, Indiana since 1975 following her graduation from Ball State University. She actually began with the music program in 1966 when, as a freshman, she began playing flute with The Mighty Marching … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Navi

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. NAVI February 20, 2011, my fourth son, Quintin, and I, along with Flyer, who’d … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Flyer

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my furry kiddos, past and present. FLYER One Sunday morning in early November 2001, I scanned through the Dayton Dayton … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Pets of The Haasienda ~ Logan

My adult life has been enriched by the love of the pets who have lived with me. Let me introduce my fury kiddos, past and present. LOGAN (1994-2011) The first title was Mister Logan, named in honor of my directing … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Friday morning on the deck

The morning would be perfect except the humidity is 98% and is fine as long as I don’t move or breathe. The prospected high is 87-degrees so I shall probably remove myself from the deck around 1:00 PM for the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday’s kick off

“Kick off” sounds as though something exciting is in the works for this day, but I only used it to ward off the humid gloominess of the morning, anticipating a more upbeat day. My Dark Sky weather app alerted me … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY (Part 1): Gotcha Day for Erma = Trust the gut!

I accidentally got on the wrong bus that Saturday afternoon three years ago, mistaking RTA No. 16 for No. 17, and as RTA No. 16 pulled away I decided to simply enjoy the ride. My iPhone bus app was not … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY (Part 3): Gotcha Day for Erma = “My precious Erma!”

I hooked the leash on a door knob and approached my three eager babies. I looked back at Precious and she simply sat there, heir head cocked, and her ears pointed straight up. I knelt at the gate and chatted … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY (Part 2): Gotcha Day for Erma = Here we go!

The SICSA associate began making copies and pulling out the remainder of the adoption paperwork. I looked down at Precious who seemed completely oblivious to me being right beside her. I was already beginning to feel more doubts about her … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Bob, Janie, Sammy – a Hoosier kid’s lineup

Growing up in Central Indiana as a kid in the 1960s and 1970s, I must say, was pretty doggone cool. WTTV-Channel 4, which was Indianapolis’ own television coverage area, offered a lot of community focus and children and teens were … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Reactions to Life Events

This is not my writing but from DailyOM. Our past experiences, can and do, influence our emotional reactions and responses to present events. Our experiences color everything. The events of the past can have a profound effect on how we … Continue reading

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FROM THE FAMILY ALBUM: Leo Clary

This poem was from the family Bible of my great-great grandmother, Mary Francis nee. Noble Clary, the mother of Charles, Austin, Garrett (John William Garrett), and Leo. Grandma Clary was married to John William Clary of Elwood.

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MY DAY: Tuesday with some drips

Right now, at the 9 o’clock hour, it’s a comfortable 71-degrees with a touch of balminess, waiting for some rain to begin in the next 90 minutes. There’s absolutely nothing on my schedule except writing. Lots of writing. I am … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Another (almost) rainy days and Mondays…

Just because it rained earlier and it’s Monday, I am not down. It’s shortly half past 9:00 AM and I will soon have my Instacart delivery to put away. In the meantime, I am at my regular position on the … Continue reading

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