Monday, September 30, 2019

From Bullied Child To Famous Idea Man


...When I arrived at the library and got on Twitter, I found that I had a message from a very special person with inspiring TwitterTurf.  One of the things that I noticed was that she had shared another person's message about her brother who was being bullied in school.

She was asking that people create positive Tweets to comfort and encourage her brother, so I shared mine.  Click on my response to the Tweet below to read the whole sequence.

...Anyway, I decided that I was going to make a special blog-entry that was dedicated to Thomas Edison and other people with their own personal challenges.

I'm going to be adding to this blog-entry until the end of February 11, 2022, which will be the 175th Anniversary of his birth.

Here is a story I wrote called Carried where you'll find that my mom and I are enjoying one of his inventions: the phonograph.

At this time (September 30, 2019), I have a place reserved for Electricity Comes To Cunot, Indiana (this being so since August 13, 2018) but haven't filled it in yet except for the introduction.  At the right time (likely, very soon), I'll be sharing that story there.

Here are a couple of neat videos I found that go along with the part of the theme of this blog-entry, which is that you never know what the future will bring...

No matter how hopeless things might seem now, DON'T GIVE UP!!!

This is ready to be posted.  Will add more to it at a later time...

Just back on here for a minute to let you know that I'm cross-posting with the blog-entry called Hillbilly Music, Classical Music,Drama, Johns, Etc.

I've been so busy today that I haven't even started on the "important business" that needs to be taken care of no later than today.  Hope there are no problems with this.

That's all for now.

This is going to be a very busy week -- in fact, the entire month is going to be busy.  Hopefully, I can get my computer fixed soon so that I can get back online at home again 24/7.  I also hope to get my minivan working this year, but one thing at a time...

I've just launched a companion Sheet to this blog-entry here on Monday, October 14, 2019.  That's all I'll be writing here for now.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hillbilly Music, Classical Music, Drama, Johns, Etc.


Today is Friday, September 27, 2019, and I've decided to add this to the top of this blog-entry.  This is a short version of what I've written about on down in this blog-entry -- which is that I'm going to keep adding to it through Monday, October 14, 2019.  No telling what all it will contain by that time, but it will definitely include all of the things mentioned in the title, so stay tuned, and be sure to share this with others. 


Today is Wednesday, September 25, 2019 all day long -- and the last time that I was here was this past Sunday (the last day of summer) -- which is why I give my previous entry the title of Summer's End 2019.  You can go there to make better sense out of today's entry -- which I'm going to be writing throughout the day today.  As I see it, I'm going to be spending the entire day at the library (minus the time when I'll be away from it to go to a meal and giveaway and to take what I got at the giveaway (I'm assuming it will be toilet paper and granny panties) back to my apartment so I don't have to deal with them on the walk back tonight.

Anyway, I'm going to tell you about the first John now.  He's the one who's a neighbor, and we're into history and music (He used to play in several bands, and his voice is still very good -- something I noticed when he was singing along with some of the country music on TV.  I'd told him that there ought to be some kind of a way for him to cut an album and put it on YouTube and that his granddaughter (a singer and musician in her own right though not discovered in a big way yet but with the potential to be) could help him with that.

I've been in touch with several musicians in the area (plus some not in the area), and I'd love to think of them getting together somewhere and jamming (or even jamming separately with John singing from his apartment while listening to the music of the others through headphones).

John doesn't get far from his home base at this time, but some of those musicians might even come to visit him and others in the community room.  It would just be really nice.

We had a really great time with a local historian a few weeks ago, thanks to a neighbor named Lorraine who got him here.  I asked her Monday at the baked potato bar (which she had also organized) when he would be back again, and she told me probably sometime after the first of the year.  My response was "That long!?!"  He was really great, and I didn't want to wait that long to hear him again.  Anyway, I have his information, so I can at least stay in touch with him (and I know now where I remember him from -- but that's another story).

Anyway...back to the part about hillbilly music,,,

I'm going to write as much about it as I can in the time I have left before leaving for the lunch and giveaway.

When I return here later, I'll add some tags to it, if I haven't added all of them already.

Here's the description of the 8-part series I've been watching, and I plan to use my ON DEMAND feature to watch the entire thing before the free period ends (will be having information about each of the eight parts and for how long you can watch them here before the day is over unless something comes up.

Here is the description of the series:

Country Music (2019-)  Director Ken Burns presents a comprehensive look at the history of country music in America and its evolution throughout the 20th Century from its early years in the 1920s, when it was termed "hillbilly music'" to the rise of bluegrass and rockabilly, how Nashville, Tenn. became the epicenter of the country music industry.  Highlighting the connection between country music artists and their fans, the series concludes in the mid-1990s when a young Garth Brooks helps bring country music to a whole new level.

At this point, I'm going to go ahead and post what I have of this and will add some more tagging when I get back online again.  The last tagging I did was baked potato bar, so any tagging in this section that you'll see after that will be added after I'm back online again.


It's almost 4:30 PM, and I've had a really great day so far.  Now, I'm back at the library, and the first thing I'm going to be doing is adding some more tags.  Then, I'm going to say some more about the Country Music series...

Here are the different parts, and you can watch them ON DEMAND for FREE until the dates given if you have this feature as part of your cable service.

As most people know, I live in Anderson, Indiana and have Xfinity which powers both my TV and my computer (although the latter is ailing at the moment [ON/OFF switch is dead] until my goddaughter is able to get over and fix it).

John says that it's either the power supply or else the motherboard.  He hopes that it's the power-supply, as that can be fixed in a matter of minutes while fixing a motherboard problem can take considerably-longer.  However, he reassured me that no files would be erased even if it were a motherboard problem -- which is a big relief to me.  Once the problem is fixed, everything will be back to normal again.

This PBS series is airing on WIPB out of Muncie, Indiana (Channel 49 -- which is Channel 2 on my TV).

It looks as if I'll have to continue writing the rest of this tomorrow beyond putting up the schedule.

#1  The Rub (Beginnings -- 1933)  Ends October 6

#2  Hard Times  (1933 - 1945)  Ends October 7

#3  Hillbilly Shakespeare  (1945 - 1953)  Ends October 8

#4  I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963) Ends October 9

#5  The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 - 1968)  Ends October 13

#6  Will The Circle Be Unbroken?  (1968 - 1972)  Ends October 14

#7  Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (1973 - 1984)  Ends October 15

#8  Don't Get Above Your Raisin (1984 - 1996)  Ends October 16

Going to sign off for now, but stay tuned for the next time I'm online when I'll have quite a bit more to share with you (as I've implied in the title of this blog-entry).  I hope you'll get to watch this series, as it's nothing short of amazing!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I've made a decision to keep adding to this blog-entry for awhile and watch it grow.  Think I'm going to make the day when I make my last addition to it October 14 (which falls on a Monday this year).  Hopefully, I'll be back to computing from home by then.

One of the most memorable things to happen on that day in 1950 was when Aunt Kate and Uncle Don got married.

This has ties to country music as Aunt Kate (usually known as Kathy Williams by the people in Nashville and the one on the left side of the picture below) was the all-over fan club president for Hank Snow and the regional one for Marty Robbins.

The only one of the eight parts of Ken Burns's series that I haven't seen yet was the first one, so I'm going to use my ON DEMAND feature to watch it soon (likely, later tonight).

Anyway, the blog-entry will deliver 100% of what its title promises by the time it reaches its conclusion -- and September 26 is a great day to focus on the Classical Music part, as George Daugherty is turning 64 years young today!  He was born on Marty Robbins's 30th birthday!

Here are a couple of videos of him that I hope you'll enjoy...

During the building of this several-days-in-one blog-entry, I'm going to be giving you bits of trivia here and there that you might find to be interesting (hope so, anyway).  But I'm getting close to being ready to close it for the evening so that I'll have time to visit several other places while I'm still able to be online tonight.

I might add some other tidbits to this later, but I'm going to stop for now with one special song that reminds me of a very special lady who has been on the other side of Eternity for several years.  I'm going to be telling you more about her and how we met, but I'll say for now that this song by Gene Watson reminds me of her...

I believe that I have the year right that Rebecca Ott was born, but I KNOW that I have the day right:  September 26, 1909 -- which would make this the 110th anniversary of her birth, if I also have the year right.

Anyway, she was quite a legend in Indianapolis (at least, in her area of the city).  Some people liked to pick on her and cause her trouble because she was different and definitely had a mind of her own.

But, for those who opened their hearts to really know her, they would find a real rose of a lady!

Coming up soon:  September 23 was a time when a very unique wedding took place back in 1977, and a future writer, producer, actress, and then some was celebrating her first birthday...

For now, I'm winding this blog-entry up for the day...

Friday, September 27, 2019

The time I'll be spending in the library today will be limited, but I'm going to make it count.

First off, I want to share something that I just read:


Today’s Soul Advice: What’s with the new definition for snowflake as weakness? All humans are like snowflakes, and we should absolutely take pride in that. Every snowflake shows off a different, gorgeous pattern, yet they are all made of the same stuff. Some are more similar than others, sharing pieces of patterns, but all are unique, beautiful and have a delightful sparkle.


I found the message on DailyVibe.

And the DailyVibe message inspired me to go back to find something I posted a week ago on my Timeline and share it here.  I believe that the two messages go together.

While I was there, I visited Lee Pennington's Timeline and found a picture and story that goes along with all of the country music subject matter that I'm collecting in this blog-entry.

I'm going to be telling you more about Lee Pennington in the future, but I'm going to say that he once told a very moving story about some wildflower seeds that his mom had shared -- which is what made me think of him on this day when I read a very special morning devotion from this little booklet I found in a free giveaway.  However, I'm running out of time for today to say more, so I'm going to sign off until next time...

One more thing:

Okay!  I'm outta here!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2019 

I didn't make it to the library yesterday -- and didn't even leave my apartment (thanks to how spirited Auntie Flo was -- she has slowed down considerably now).  Spent my day either in bed or else watching some very good TV movies that I'm going to recommend to you later, if I don't run out of time today.  I need to be leaving here in a couple of hours to get to my next destination.

Before I went into my apartment to stay, I heard that an upstairs neighbor had suffered a serious stroke and needed prayer -- and that she might not live through the night.  Today, nobody knew any news on her, so no news is, hopefully, good news.

Forty-two years ago, the days of September 27 & September 28 were very special ones for me.  I knew where I was on those days -- with part of it having a country music flavor to it in at least three different ways.  These are the three country music singers involved (in first-name alphabetical order):

Chet Atkins, Conway Twitty, and Ronnie Milsap.

Will write about why those days are so unforgettable to me sometime, but I don't have time to today.

But I DO have time to share a little bit of soul with you...


Today’s Soul Advice: The path you walk is all your own, whether you’re strolling along a dirt lane, yellow brick road, sidewalk, or forging a totally new way. No one, whether they have walked before you or follow after you, will experience the journey like you do. Your thoughts and insights along the way are all yours. Own your life path and purpose.


 ...-- and I can tell you about my walk to the library today:  rainy but, thankfully, no lightning and/or high winds.  I hope that neither of the latter figure into my going to and returning from First United Methodist Church where I'll be enjoying a meal and getting some food before returning home.  After that?  God only knows!  There are a lot of things going on in October -- with several happening for sure and, possibly, happening during the next two weeks.  My dance card is full for sure on the first, second, seventh, tenth (MANDATORY RESIDENTIAL MEETING THAT DAY AT TWO, SO I'M NOT EVEN LEAVING HOME UNTIL IT'S OVER WITH!!!).

Will, likely, be raining when I leave the library (hopefully, no lightning and/or high, gusty winds), so I'm going to need to be sure to get some paper towels to take with me to wipe off my rollator after I arrive.

Enough said for now (time is almost 3 PM), but will, likely share more later before breaking camp in about an hour...

This is the second status report I posted on Facebook today...

and this is the first...

I haven't posted anything new on Twitter -- YET! (Current time is 3:20 PM)...

At about 3:30, I posted my first Tweet of the day...

...and I would like to believe that at least some of what I've been sharing will make one or more positive differences.

I'm going to share something here that relates to that...


Your Daily Wisdom

Words are incredibly potent. They can uplift someone’s spirit and make them feel incredible. They can also tear down someone’s soul and cause them great pain. Use your words as tools of healing and fortification rather than as weapons.


Monday, September 30, 2019

I'm happy to report that I got online again to find that my hits went from 897 from yesterday to 903 when I got online today, and it's now at 904.

I've also begun a new progressive blog-entry called From Bullied Child To Famous Idea Man.  This new one is going to be added to through February 11, 2022.  Click on it to find out why.

It's 5:13 PM and marching on, and I'm getting some business things done.

Here is the Tweet I made about this:

Will fill you in on more details later...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I've had a very busy day but no time to talk about it until tomorrow...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

I've had a busy and interesting October so far and, still, no time to go into detail -- except to say that part of it included an eagle's eye view of the city and some very late hours.  That's all for now...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 

...I'm spending a little bit of time at the library this morning and have gotten several things taken care of even before I left home.  My plans are to be spending time online in sessions placed between spending time at various elsewheres.  So I should be back later.

Here's a little guide that will keep you up with me a bit.  Today, I'm going to be going to apply for re-certification for food stamps.  I thought I was going to be going one place today but found out that I'm going to be going another place.  Then, I'll be going to the place where I thought I'd be going today when it's time to apply for energy assistance.

I've been getting quite an education when it comes to the various challenges brought about experiencing poverty in and out of "the system."  As for myself, I've had a life where I wasn't so wealthy that I had more money in my life than I could spend, but I was very comfortable (upper middle-class -- as in daughter of two people in local management for General Motors).  By the same token, I've also been part of the homeless population -- but I call it Princess Homelessness, as it never involved sleeping on a sidewalk or in a box, and I didn't do any dumpster-diving.

But no time to talk about that at the moment, as I need to take care of some other things...


I'm just one step away from receiving food stamps again -- and it's a very easy step.  Once this gets done, I'll be getting food stamps on the 17th of every month.

Do you know what this means!?!  It means that every February, I'll be getting them on Larry's birthday.

Here's the latest news about Larry (at least, the latest news I know here at 7:14 PM)...

Be sure to click on the other hyperlinked parts of this status report as well.

My guess is that, by the time I talk to him later tonight, Larry will have counted even MORE tabs towards his 21st million!

Will sign off when it comes to writing more here on October 3.

Tomorrow, I'm going to be going to a resident meeting and a chicken-and-noodles dinner at my apartment building, but I hope to be over here at the library when it opens tomorrow to really catch you up on things, as a lot has been going on.

I wonder if my TV will still be working when I get home tonight.  I'm surprised that it still is, as I had been dealing with a two-month cable bill and making a partial payment to keep my service from being interrupted.

However, that wasn't in my budget this month.  Anyway, I'm going to be enjoying it for as long as I can but not making any major plans with it.  Hopefully, I'll have enough in my budget to take care of things with all of those wonderful Hallmark Channel Christmas movies soon to start airing and when I can't depend on not having things slick underfoot between home and the library and back home again.

I'm learning about some possibilities that will me back on my feet again with food stamps being one of them.

That's all for now...

Monday, October 7, 2019

I ended up staying in all weekend and resting up as I could tell that I wasn't giving myself enough stretch-out time for my lymphedema.

So I mostly took it easy -- though I also did some housework, baking, etc.

My TV stayed on until Saturday afternoon.  Now, it's off until I'm able to pay to get it back on again.  Hopefully, my computer will be fixed by then so that I can join the cyber crowd at any time of the day.  With the days getting shorter and winter on its way, this is very important.

Anyway, I'm not going to say much more here today but will, instead, wait until tomorrow after I get done with running some other errands.

There is so much to tell you -- just not time to do it tonight.  I want to start breaking camp by seven so I'm not walking home in the dark -- especially, with all of the street repair going on.  I need to see where I'm going so that I don't fall into a "sinkhole."

But I'm going to conclude today's addition by sharing a special message from Larry...

I said that the pic of Larry would be my last thing to post here today, but I couldn't resist posting a pic of the family who has made Dapper Cat Cafe a reality.

Okay!  I'm shutting up for now...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

I never made it to the library yesterday, as I was kept busy in other areas of Anderson.  I don't even have time to tell you all about it now.  This whole week is going to continue to be very busy.

Today is the 79th Anniversary of the birth of John Lennon.

Sorry not to have more time to say more -- but I can tell you that he would very likely like what's happening at the places I went today that I'm shouting out now:

I'll be glad to have my computer up-and-running at home once more so that I'll have more time to say more each day.  The truth is that I'd have more time even now if I didn't have so many places to go.

Life is amazing!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Just a note to let you know that the pictures that aren't showing up here will usually show up if you click on them and go to their original place at Facebook.  Here's the latest one I've shared here:

Earlier today, I created this Tweet before leaving to run some errands...

Got a lot of things done that I needed to get done this weekend during a few hours today.

I won't have time to go into a lot of details for now but will be telling you a little more in a little bit...

(Stay Tuned)

Below find my final addition of this day.  As far as I know, I'll be adding to this for the next two days, as Monday will be the one when I'll be tying up loose ends here.

I hope that you'll have a truly blessed weekend -- and beyond...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

This will be short and sweet.  Going to do it with some embeds...

Monday, October 14, 2019

(Stay Tuned For Grand Finale...) -- and here it is:

This is the final addition I'm making to this blog-entry.  This has been a busy time for me, so I'm just going to give you links to two places where I'm going to be adding to them through February 11, 2022.

From Bullied Child To Famous Idea Man


My Thomas Edison Sheet
While I'm at it, I'm going to add one more long-term project that will keep you up with me and will soon tie up any loose ends that I haven't managed to get to with this entry:

The Rags-To-Riches Rag

Thanks so much for reading this, and I hope you'll continue reading me even though I, likely, seem to be frequently flaky.  LOL

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Summer's End 2019

This is going to be VERY short-n-sweet as I'll be leaving here in around 15 or 20 minutes.  But I'm going to paste in a few things after linking you to YESTERDAY's happenings.

Going to put this news up first and share it and will be adding some other things to it after that...

As I said in the status report I embedded here before writing this paragraph, I'm going to need to call it a day here and get to my next destination.

But I'm going to embed the first Tweet I Tweeted upon getting online -- as well as the second (and last) Tweet I Tweeted -- which will be a great way to close until I'm back again for at least a few more hours tomorrow, God willing and the creek don't rise...

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Next To Last Saturday In September 2019

Having a short day in the library.  As I did yesterday when I wrote T.G.I.F. (Again!), I'm going to add a little bit to it here and there until I break camp (likely, around five, give or take, unless I get called away earlier for some reason).

Anyway, I want to make my first two status reports I wrote at Facebook the first two things that I share here.  As you'll see, they're very important, so I want to make them as shareable as possible...

After that, who knows what I'll be sharing throughout the day!?!  Just keep checking back here for updates...

Just saw Larry a few minutes ago, and he's still eager to go up to Frankton, Indiana to their festivities today even if he did miss the parade.  If you see him and can get him there, please invite him to come along.  Going to make a blog-entry about this that will let you know what's going on in Frankton this weekend.

AND while I was typing the paragraph above THIS one, I saw Larry AGAIN!!!  Will update you in the next thing I embed here...

These aren't all of the videos ever made of Larry, but I found several of them close together, so I'm going to arrange them here in order of when they were done just to give you a taste of just how awesome this guy is...

Three Years Ago (11,000,000 counted and going towards his 12th million!):

Two Years Ago (Got his plaque for counting 13 million tabs on his 70th birthday [February 17, 2017] and was already into counting towards his 14,000,000th tab!):

One Year Ago (15,000,000 down and working towards 16,000,000!):

Nine Months Ago (18,000,000 counted and hoping to reach 19,000,000 by the end of the year):

Larry counted his 20,000,000th tab this June from his new home and is now about halfway to his 21,000,000th tab counted since he began doing this back in 2003 and only expecting to count a million (which he thought would take him somewhere between three and five years to do).

Here's a place where you can send tabs from anywhere in the world that delivers mail -- but be sure to get sufficient postage attached so that Larry will be sure to receive what you send:

Larry Van Ness
c/o Old National Bank
1501 North Broadway

I've actually been back online for quite awhile but haven't gotten over here to post anything, but I believe this little glimpse of a recently-discovered place called The Dapper Cat will attract your attention.

If you live in the area, I hope you'll show up there...

Getting ready to break camp soon and hoping to be back online tomorrow.  Not sure about Monday but could be on for awhile very early.  However, I don't want to miss the baked potato bar at my apartment building that will be happening at four that day.

Therefore, this is where I end this blog-entry.  I hope that Larry got to go to part of the Heritage Day festivities.  Will be finding out later on when I talk to him.  Whatever he ended up doing today will be very worthwhile, I'm sure, and I can hardly wait to hear about it!

One of the things I'll be doing tomorrow when I get here is to check my mail and see what's been going on.  However, for now...

Friday, September 20, 2019

T.G.I.F. (Again!)

I was going to be back here yesterday (September 19, 2019) according to my famous last words, but I wasn't counting on complications putting my journey back out into the real world (not even beyond the door to my apartment) on hold until today -- and I was late at getting out today due to things I wanted to do first before leaving my apartment and getting to the library.

What I'm going to do is to keep you up from time to time using embedded Tweets and/or Facebook Status reports...

As I've said before, anytime you want to check me out at Facebook or Twitter, just click on the hyperlinks I've just provided.

Also, anytime you want to find out more about my Tip Jar, what I do at Writing.Com, and a growing number of various other things, just click on an entry I made here in this blog called Frankly Speaking... .

Having said all of this, I have under two hours more to spend here, so stay tuned for additions...

Below, find the first pic of Larry I came across today.  Not sure if I'll be coming across any more, but, if I do, I'll be sure to share them on my Timeline...

Looks as if I'm going to have to break camp as The Little Girls Room is calling me.  If I were computing from home, I'd simply get to my destination a few feet away, do my business, and return to computing.  More complicated here, so I'm calling it a night.

However, I'm leaving you with some very important food for thought:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How I Spent The 103rd Anniversary Of Uncle Donald's Birth

I never got to meet Uncle Donald (William Henry McDonald Jobe) as he passed away on February 19, 1941.

One of these days, I'll finish writing this chapter of my memoirs where I'll tell you more about him and Uncle Eli.

Two Uncles I Haven't Met Yet

Anyway, this page will tell you how I spent Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -- at least, for so long as I have a computer at my disposal...


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Six Chapters Of THE FAITH CLUB Finished...

Today is Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and I've been reading THE FAITH CLUB (The hyperlink to the left leads to the website for it) and have just finished Chapter 6 this morning.  I'm now at the library getting online for about a dozen more minutes and counting down before leaving for awhile to eat lunch.  Hope to be back here later today and will be adding more to this.

Will fill you in then on how I'm reading this book.  But I wanted to go ahead and share this much now.


It's the afternoon of September 11, and I'm continuing to write this -- and here is what I plan to do:

Before I check out the website, I'm going to read the book as I want to take the journey with these women and their families without knowing what happens next.

After I do this, I'll be exploring their website to see where they're "at" 18 years after they were brought together by 9-11 to work on this much-needed project.

I'll jut say, in short that these three women have a clue, and I've already learned a lot after reading as far as I have.

I come to this as a compassionate and open-minded Christian and have learned new things about both the Jewish religion and the Muslim religion that I didn't know.

You will love these women and the journey that they began taking 18 years ago.

It's been -- and continues to be -- a time of spiritual growth for me!

Meeting their book came just at the right time and was actually the result of an inconvenience.

About a week ago, the ON/OFF switch on my home computer went on strike unexpectedly.  Until my goddaughter is able to fix it for me, I'm not online at home.

Anyway, I thought this would be a great time to start reading some "old-fashioned" hand-held books that were in the second-floor library where I live (not to be confused with Anderson Public Library where I go to get online), and I've been enjoying the great selection I'm finding there.

Yesterday, I noticed this book, and it seemed to be a wonderful reading choice for ANY time but, ESPECIALLY for NOW -- not only because of the 9-11 anniversary but, also, because of what's been happening in our government and its effect on people in the current time.

God knew that it was time for me to read this book and to shout it out to others!

This is all I'm going to say for now but will be adding to it in the days ahead...


Today is Saturday, September 14, at almost 3 PM, and I'm back at the library after finishing all but the last part of the book (and I've read through there quickly -- that is, scanned it).  Anyway -- long story short -- I've read enough of it to go to the next step of exploring their website and other connections to them (details later).

I have a lot to say about this book and the three women who started it all -- and it's all good!  For one thing, I'm going to be continuing to plug it as HIGHLY-recommended reading by using this blog-entry to shout it out here and there.

One read-through isn't going to be enough for me, either.

But time is short at the library today (closes at 5 PM) -- made even shorter by spending the first part of the day doing some grocery shopping -- so, I'm going to sign off of here for now and get some things done.  I pretty much know that I'll be at the library tomorrow afternoon when it's open from one until five, and I'm hoping to have a longer day on Monday (when it's open from 9:30 AM until 8 PM), though I might take a break to do some other things, too.

Anyway, I'm closing for now and hope to return later today.


Just returning later today to let you know that -- God willing and the creek don't rise -- I'll be back online tomorrow and will add more to it!


It's Sunday afternoon at a little bit before two, and I've been in the library for about half an hour.

I'm realizing more and more how important it is that people will discover this book.

This is a short day here, as the library is only open until five today after opening at one.  I'll be starting to break camp around 4:30 when it comes to being online.  Today is a rainy day, but I might decide to walk around a bit after leaving the library.  Or I might just decide to go home.

Tomorrow will be a longer day (as I mentioned yesterday), and I plan on spending part of it in the library and part of it riding the bus to various destinations.  Not exactly sure how my day will go tomorrow.

At this point, I'm going to share my Timeline at Facebook as well as my Twitter Turf.  This will help you to know me better as well.

This is the time when I'll be visiting both of those places and seeing what's been going on...


Before I sign off for the day, I'd like to leave some links for you:

Priscilla's Twitter Turf 


Her Website

I have so much more to share, but this will do for now.

Have a blessed night...

I actually ran out of time at the library yesterday before finishing this section, so it's now Monday, September 16, 2019 and in the afternoon.  I'm going to finish doing the links as well as sharing some recommended reading here:

This is How Holocausts Happen, How Nations Lose Their Humanity by John Pavlovitz.

Right now, I'm starting to write here again at a little after six in the evening.  I'll be breaking camp sometime between seven and seven-thirty tonight (probably, closer to the latter), but I wanted to give you some other things on which to chew that I hope will be helpful.  They are entries in prompt-inspired blogs I've recently written, and I believe that they will tie in here:

A Slice Of 9-11

August 31, 1959

Where Was I -- And Where Am I Now?...

Could Very Well Be -- And/Or Not...

The next one isn't about the current goings-on, but it's still very relevant if you think about it as it's a kind of nostalgic trip back in time with the last part being about a time where four adults and a 13-year-old girl could go on a road-trip through Mexico without a lot of concerns and when El Paso didn't have all of the nonsense going on around the border that it does now.

The road trip through Mexico isn't written about here but just the idea that there was no fear at the time.  I'll be sharing that trip at a later time, but I'll just say here that it will be a trip that I remember for so long as I have a good memory.

Motels From Hell

On this note, I'm going to make this my last addition of the day here...


Today is September 17.  A few days ago, I mentioned to a friend who thought that Muslims were pure evil and false that there was also a covenant made by God to take care of them.

She asked where it could be found in the Bible, and I told her that I'd get the location and share it with her and anybody else who was interested.

It's Genesis 21: 1-21

You can find several different Bible translations by going to Bible Gateway.  Choose one or more that are comfortable to you and read this passage there.

Another thing I want to share is info (found at Wikipedia) about The Transfiguration Of Jesus.

Here is where this story (along with other material-of-interest) of can be found in the first three Gospels:

Matthew:  Chapter 17

Mark:  Chapter 9

Luke:  Chapter 9


Monday, September 9, 2019

Frankly Speaking...

Frankly speaking...

I would say "Hot Dog!" if I had a little more money to enhance my bank account (though, at this time -- as of this writing on Monday, September 9, 2019), it wouldn't be staying in there too long as a lot of it would be going to take care of serious business (e.g. paying bills, rent, website maintenance, etc.).

Anyway, I've been meaning to write something that will draw your attention to my Tip Jar and what would happen if you were to click on that phrase over in the left-hand margin just below a cute, little piggy bank.

I can reassure you right now that it won't lead you to a place where you will automatically be roped into paying a fixed amount of money.

This will simply take me to my PayPalMe link where you can then decide to leave me a tip -- or not.

Send it to me as a gift instead of a purchase, as that's what it is.  If you have any reason in particular for tipping me such as liking something I wrote, you might want to mention that as well.

Anyway, all Tips are greatly appreciated.

This brings me to another kind of promotion I'm running.

I'm always trying to get people to join as referred by me.  At this time, it doesn't bring me any cash, but it gives me points -- and it's just something I like to support.

Therefore, I'm going to put a link that will take you different membership levels (including a FREE one) and what you get with each one that has been fixed to be a referral link.  This means that -- if you use this link and decide to join -- I'll get points for referring you.

Again, the choice is always up to you.  This is simply viewing information.

CLICK ME to find out more about WdC.

Finally, if you CLICK ME, you will be kept up with some of the other kinds of writing and other creative things I enjoy.

Thanks for reading -- and don't forget to check out my Tip Jar.

How Does My Creative Garden Grow?

This is a blog-entry I began on Monday, September 9, 2019.

My plans are to keep adding to it until September 9, 2023.

That will make ten years since a change in my life where I joined the homeless population for awhile.

A lot of things happened that year (2013), and I'll be sharing some of them here in the time to come.

Would you believe that this year (2019) has the same calendar as 2013?

But I'll be telling you more about this later.

At this time (on this day), I have a roof over my head (though, likely,  not the last one I'll be having, as I want to buy some farmland and build my final earthly home there -- hopefully, sometime next year), but -- thanks to a glitch in my ON/OFF switch -- I don't have the Internet at home right at this time and am writing this from our library.

This means that I have limits on time when I can be online.

Hopefully, this will be changing soon.

Anyway. this is a blog-entry about creativity, and I hope to be adding to it several times each month.

To be continued...


Here's One Of Many Hungry Man Pics Of Larry!

Here's one of many Hungry Man pics of Larry!

There's something about him with a filled plate (or plates/bowls/etc/) in front of him that's so endearing...

There are more where that one came from.  One of these days, I think I'm going to make a blog-entry loaded with pictures of him eating and looking like a little kid on Christmas Mornng!!!

Stolen Purse!!! Please Share This Story!!!

If you see this anywhere, please make it go viral.  This happened in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but this purse can be anywhere by now!!!

You can click on the [ f ] to follow the story.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Guess Who'll Be Coming To Tea AGAIN!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

My neighbors and I had a blast at our special program and luncheon -- so much so that we don't want the presenter (Stephen T. Jackson, Madison County Historian) to be a stranger and are already looking forward to having him return to share more of the history of Madison County.

At this time, I have no Internet service at home, thanks to some kind of glitch with the on and off switch (which I hope my computer/Internet savvy goddaughter will be able to fix a.s.a.p.), so I'm now at Anderson Public Library putting this shout-out together.

Here's a little sampling of what Steve has to say -- but, of course, this isn't the lively and enthusiastic back-and-forth exchange that went on in our community room.  But it's still great because Steve is an excellent writer -- but more about that later...

As soon as I'm able to afford it, I'm going to buy Steve's book and ask him if he will sign it as well!

Please share this information.  If you live in an area where Steve gives his presentations, I hope you'll check him out!