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Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Mark G. Stone December 22, 1960 – May 2, 2020 Known as " Stonehenge" to his US Navy Buddies and as "Ribcage" to his Blogit friends, but to his Loving Mother he was known as "Son Number O ne". As the oldest of four sons he took it upon himself to watch out for the other three, to stand up for them in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Peace In A Hard Day's Night

" Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." ~ Jesus, (John 14:27 niv) The post that Kabu wrote today was just what I needed. I may read it three or four more times. It is making my tension headache... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Another Day At Home

On getting up and staggering into the bathroom barefooted and without turning on the light, I kicked the bathroom scales with just my little toe and thought I had torn it off. I turned on the light and looked at it fearfully, but it was still there just sticking out kind of funny. I hobbled back... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Something To Look At Besides The Bad News

When problems arise, especially continuing, long, long time problems, our minds become consumed with trying to figure out ways to cope. Some go into denial thinking, "It can never happen to me.", but down deep it keeps grinding away at our thoughts and fears. It doesn't really help to keep watching... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Spring For A Day

My redbud tree across the way is in full bloom. Not only the branches, but the whole trunk has little clusters of blooms up and down that look like corsages pinned to its bosom, and to its shoulder, and to its waist; even one to its wrist I think. I love the color of the redbud blooms. Across the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

What Have We Come To?

Have you ever had to fire (let go) an employee because the business is in trouble for one reason or another, and watch them break down because they need the job so badly and they love the job and like you as their boss? Florida Son had a bad weekend worrying because on Friday he had to let four... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Was She Referring To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Helen Keller passed away in 1968, more than 50 years ago, but today I read a quotation from her that made me think she knew it was coming. "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold." - Helen Keller I had been racking my brain... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How Long Will It Be?

Went out and swept the porch in the sunshine and fresh air. It felt so good. Then I used the wipes on all of the doorknobs inside and out all over the place. Now they are saying that everyone should be wearing a mask. I don't have any of them. I will have to dig out my cowboy-type red bandanna and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Something Different For Me

I had never had a Doctor's appointment by telephone before. If it were not for our State of Missouri having a Shelter-at-Home order for several weeks now due to coronavirus, I would not have had this one. I've always very much disliked appointments with doctors even though I like him very much. It... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 27, 2020

One Of Those Mornings

This is one of those mornings in which I wrote a blog to post in this space, spending time and effort to make it just right as I wanted to express, checked it for spelling, and then somehow erased it instead of saving and posting. I give up for now. Perhaps later I will begin again. My Granddaughter... Sign in to see full entry.

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