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Friday, December 14, 2018

A Permanent Job?

It finally ended--the Year 1935, but not the Depression, not the dust storms, not the suffering, not the displaced, not the homeless, not the hunger, not the unemployed, not the food lines, the scrabbling for daily needs. The Year 1936 found Hursel and his family still living with Rose's parents on... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Come Boy, We Play Ka'-zi-no

Christmas of 1935 was a special one for Rose and Hursel even though the world was upside down in the Great Depression with the Dust Bowl from Canada through Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Hursel's Papa passed away On April 6, on the 14 of April, known as Black Sunday, the Dust Bowl hit in full force... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

For Love Of Family

The first genealogy that I ever read that I can remember is that of Jesus in the Holy Bible. It was fascinating to me that the Old Testament of the Bible contained the stories of the people listed in the genealogy from Adam on and the New Testament tells the story of the birth of Christ which we are... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Diving In

How does a would-be writer pick up on a story that happened almost a century ago, and was dropped from all intention of continuation more than three years ago? Bits and pieces of the story already told attack my pea-brain with accusations of malpractice in the art of storytelling, while parts untold... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Here We Go Again

In the year of our Lord 2015, over a period of several months, here on Blogit I wrote the story of My Oklahoma Family, beginning with an ancestor born in Scotland around the year 1800. It was quite an undertaking for me, even though I enjoyed putting it together in my own words. When I got to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jolabokaflod--Christmas Book Flood

Years ago, around 2004, there was a Blogit member from Iceland. I can't remember his name. We read each other's posts and commented to each other. After a bit of that, he tried to get me to visit him in Iceland. That seemed just a bit drastic to me at the time even though I'm sure it is an... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I'm Still Here

Even though winter is not really here....yet...it surely does seem like winter. Cold...snow...thick gray clouds that hide any thought of sunshine. It is interesting how the seasons are so different some years. It will be interesting to see how the winter unfolds...after it does get here. I never... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Practicing For Their Christmas Program

For many years of my life I sang in the church choir, and about this time we began having regular weekly choir practices trying to get ready for the Grand Christmas Program. I loved singing then....not so much now. Several years in a row I suffered from sinus infection and laryngitis. Each time it... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Blizzard Sunday

Ominous gray clouds cover our land this happy Sunday morning and the weather predictions foretell of a white-out blizzard, plummeting temperature, and terrible driving conditions for those not yet home from Thanksgiving celebrations elsewhere. It is coming quickly. Little Abby's farm out in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Wrong End

Well it is that day--the day that people cook and eat, and eat, and eat. Most of them are thankful--for so many things, some not so much. Some don't seem to have a lot of reason to be thankful at this time with horrible things fresh on their minds. Others have gatherings of beloved people and laden... Sign in to see full entry.

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