Monthly Archives: August 2022

THE FAMILY ALBUM: John William Garrett Clary

On this date in 1897, John William Garrett Clary was born. My great-grandfather was called by one of his two middle names, Garrett, and for nearly all his life by the nickname, Skinny. Grandpa Garrett was a unique, hands-on great-grandfather … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday is here…

I am on that balancing line of what is comfortable weather and what is not so comfortable. The 58-degree temperature is pushing it, but I would still rather spend it on the deck. The birds are sparse this morning, but … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday was too good

One bump but it was still a day to feel good about. My sinus infection is much improved but it’s still lingering in some areas. This morning, I got ready and walked to CVS in Oakwood, fifteen minutes away, to … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The Sisters

Whilst searching for another photo, I ran across this first photo I took of Bailey and Harrigan just after I placed them in the van near the birth home west of Mason and on LaSourdesville Road. I placed them in … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday morning

Monday was just a washout for me. While my sinus infection finally began dwindling down to drainage the impending rain and difference in the barometric pressures brought on some incredible aches throughout the body but mostly in my legs. Being … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Seasonal allergies blasting away

Wednesday evening, I was miserable with seasonal allergies and a sinus infection. I felt so bad that I made a morning appointment just so I could get some stronger meds, mostly amoxicillin, to combat the misery. Thursday evening at 4:45 … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday on the deck with a recap

I am finally returned to my sanctuary on the deck to think, research, write, and enjoy the love of The Quartet. The surprise attack by seasonal allergies and a whammy of a sinus infection waylaid contributed to my daily blog … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Muggy Monday

I allowed myself more rest after feeding the dogs as the full lineup of Sunday’s lessons from 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM was terrific but tiresome. It’s now 9:30 AM and I am feeling slightly lazy for just now getting … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Whoa!

I don’t know if I had a hell of a day or if the day was pure hell. Normally, I float with whatever happens. I still floated but struggled. My heart rate bounced from 105-123 all afternoon. I asked a … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday morning, August 23rd

I finally returned to my sanctuary on the deck. Even for one day, I do miss my deck time. The morning is bustling right along most sides of The Haasienda. School buses, traffic on Shroyer and Rockhill, folks greeting one … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday is tootin’ along

It was a productive day and by avoiding riding the bus to Town & Country, I managed to build 6,418 steps to my day. Erma was energetic for some of this morning and by Noon, she appeared to be slipping … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday is off and running

I woke nearly every hour to check Erma’s respirations and call out her name to see a response. Throughout the night, she was lethargic; however, when Erma wants to sleep, she sleeps! I often return from the bathroom breaks and … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday evening

This morning’s shift at The Park was such extraordinary fun! I got to work with three volunteers I admire, Charlotte, Jamie, and Mary Lou. The Guests poured into The Park as though the threatening skies were joking. One couple was … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday morning, waiting for the rain

Rain is eminent for the remainder of this Sunday, and I am on the deck to grasp every ounce of outside time. 67 degrees is quite comfortable, and a breeze holds the 96% humidity at bay to maintain the comfort … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saturday is coming to an end

The entire day never ceased feeling muggy, even inside the comfortably air-conditioned Atrium at The Park. I arrived a little after Noon and chatted with the Grounds Crew couple who do a damned good job of making the entire campus … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Muggy & Wet to start the week

Yesterday there was a knockout storm that passed over Kettering and Oakwood, leaving thousands without power. We, however, were fine. Many blocks to the north and east had no power for quite some time. I’ve not had time to investigate … Continue reading

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MY DAY: My phone

I have a cell. I’m using it to write this blog entry. I use my cell phone for everything but talking on the phone. As you can see from screen shots of my cell phone, my phone icon is on … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday morning, August 20th & Erma update

Thirty-two years ago, today, I moved from Muncie, Indiana and officially became a Buckeye living in Dayton, Ohio. I moved into a Victorian townhouse on McPherson Street in historic McPherson District just across the Great Miami River from downtown Dayton. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Friday is finally done

It was a day of hits and misses. I took the No. 17 bus to Town & Country shopping mall, just down the road, to get some dog aspirin and due to the heavy traffic on Shroyer Road, outside the … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Birthday of Orville Wright & Katharine Wright

Happy birthday to Orville Wright and his sister, Katharine Wright Haskell. Orville was born in the front upstairs bedroom of the family home at 7 Hawthorn St., Dayton, OH, on August 19, 1871. Three years later to the day, Orville … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Friday morning & an Erma update

Yesterday was not the kind of day I would have chosen, but I chose to deal with it with a positive attitude and with the determination to make it a great day despite a worried and heavy heart. This morning … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Wendell L. Willkie of Elwood, Indiana

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Erma’s 4th Gotcha Day Anniversary

Four years ago today, I entered SICSA and left with a nine-year-old bundle of sweetness. Her original name was Precious, but we tend to shy away from those names. Thus, my newly adopted senior dog was christened Erma. This morning, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday wrap-up

It’s moving in on 9:00 PM and I am tired. After my late-morning MAKE IT A GREAT DAY post, I went to two different Krogers, CVS, Rite Aide, Walmart, and Meijer in search of magnesium citrate only to find shelves … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday on the deck – August 17th

I’ve been on the deck since 7:00 AM and it is moving in on 11:30 AM. It’s been a gorgeous morning with a start of 63 degrees and now balancing at 74 degrees with only five more degrees anticipated. Lots … Continue reading

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