Monthly Archives: January 2022

THE FAMILY ALBUM: Uncle Tom Richardson – obituary

Uncle Tom Richardson was my paternal great-uncle, the younger brother of my grandmother. In fact, my father, Danny Jolliff, was a year older than his Uncle Tom, and my Uncle Garry Jolliff was a year younger. Uncle Tom married Carolyn … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: History + Musical Theatre = So blessed

In August 1970, one month before my sixth birthday, my family traveled to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Delaware for our vacation, and we spent four days in New York City where I saw my first Broadway musical, … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: William Driskill Noble

I was reading up on my Noble ancestry and learned a bit more about my third great-grandfather, William Driskill Noble. BIRTH: 24 January 1827; Clermont County, Ohio, USA DEATH: 18 May 1908 (aged 81); Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, USA BURIAL: … Continue reading

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NOTICE: Two area closures

I learned today, via two visits to local stores, that PACKAGES ANYTIME ANYPLACE at Town & Country is permanently closed and CVS, across the street in Eichelberger Plaza, next to Kroger, will be closing. I frequented these business often and … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Life Packaging

I did not write this. This is from DailyOM. We’re spiritual beings living in a human body, even though our packaging seems different, we’re very much the same. We have all had the experience of encountering someone whose life seems … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: The Feeling Underneath

I did not write this. This is from DailyOM. Apologizing chronically can be a sign that you are not feeling that you have much self worth. Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything. … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Life’s Natural Rhythm

I did not write this. This is from DailyOM. Slowing down and listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe. Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Parts That Don’t Want to Heal

I did not write this. This is from DailyOM. When we choose that which is not best for us, there can be a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal. In almost every case, we know … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Andrew Taylor Greenlee

Andrew Taylor Greenlee was my third great-grandfather.

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Remembering Joel Monroe Jones

My great-great-grandfather, Joel Monroe Jones, born and raised in Madison County, Indiana, looked austere until a person got to know him. The family and family friend stories painted him as a tremendous storyteller and genius prankster.

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Remembering Thelma Daugherty Barmes

Thelma E. Daugherty Barmes ~ 24 July 1903 – 16 January 1957 Before the Noon hour on Tuesday, 15 January 1957, my great-grandmother, while en route to deliver milk, eggs, and homemade butter to her church’s shut-ins, skidded on the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Friday evening fun

After dinner at La PiƱata, Laura and I went to Home Buys in Centerville. I have not been in-store shopping in quite some time so it was like an hour or so in Disney World for me. I bought several … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Here’s to 2022!

The holiday season has ended, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day were both spent at the Kettering home of my bonus sister, Laura, along with Mama Kay, Laura’s cousin, Joyce, a number of … Continue reading

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