Friday, August 28, 2015
Almost exactly 17 years ago I posed for a picture in my mother-in-law's kitchen. That day Max Butler was born and I became a mom. The next day we moved from MIL'S into our newly constructed home (lived with Ellen.for a month, between the closing on our old house and the new one being done). 8 weeks later I returned to my internal audit job at the MO Department of Health. So many changes over these amazing 17 years!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
"Do not judge the bereaved mother. She comes in many forms. She is breathing, but she is dying. She may look young, but inside she has become ancient. She smiles, but her heart sobs. She walks, she talks, she cooks, she cleans, she works, she IS, but she IS NOT, all at once. She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity." -Author Unknown
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Mom & Aunt Chardy and their adventures.....I love their facebook posts! now if they'd only discover the art of selfies.....
Getting ready to leave for the lake Friday morning. Sister and I going to Sedalia State fair and to see Alabama Friday night. Spend Saturday at the camper and back Sunday. Good out of town trip for both of us. Left Friday morning for the camper. Going and see Alabama at the Sedalia State Fair tonight. What a crowd!! We left before the concert was over as figure traffic would be BAD. Had 1 1/2 hour drive back to the camper. But had a good time and show was great. Alabama still great singers. Forgot to say that whenever we got to the camper, had no electricity. They had a bad storm week before and it blew out some of the electric boxes and blew some TV's. Had to call and have Wolf (campground owner) come and see what happen to my box. It had tripped it and also the circuit breakers in the camper. But got it going. But it hit my neighbor dish, so we had no TV.That is when you get your reading done when no TV to watch and play games. Had a battle with ants, granddaddy long legs and also had a frog in the camper. My sister caught the frog and we put him out.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
found this interesting 18th century description:
And tuberculosis... “Consumption,” ... started to plague New England in the 1730s- 1800s: the leading cause of mortality throughout Northeast, responsible for almost 1/4 of all deaths... a terrible end, often drawn out over years: skyrocketing fever, hacking, bloody cough , a visible wasting away of the body. “The emaciated figure strikes one with terror,” reads one 18th-century description, “the forehead covered with drops of sweat; the cheeks painted with a livid crimson, the eyes sunk...the breath offensive, quick and laborious, and the cough so incessant as to scarce allow the wretched sufferer time to tell his complaints.” Bell says symptoms “progressed in such a way that it seemed like something was draining the life and blood out of somebody.” Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-great-new-england-vampire-panic-36482878/#bX47zd9J3YpeQUtb.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter