I am loving our new television! Who knew that commercials could look so good? J And golf! Oh, my goodness. Gorgeous! But the best thing is that I can now watch OETA and PBS. I didn’t even know I was missing them, but Robert said that with a newer antenna we would be able to get them. So last night he hooked us up and I watched the biography of Louisa May Alcott. “This Old House” will be on my new schedule, as well as “Victory Garden”. Yeah! Educational television- not an oxymoron after all.
I’m still working on the photo album project. Gary has identified some photos for me and we’ve enjoyed discussing some of them. His family history is a bit complicated since his mother died when he was four and his father remarried, twice. The album disaster was just the encouragement I needed to copy the photos and send to Robert. I’m also putting them on a CD, which I should have done as soon as we had the capability. Our discussions have also reminded me of the similarities in our backgrounds. We have fond and not-so-fond memories of farming!
I went to the genealogy library yesterday to do a little last-minute research before the holiday. I was greeted with a big smile and a copy of my book! It will be available for sale next week and I will have the details for you here and on my Caddo blog. I’m very excited about it because even though it really isn’t a “creative” work, I think it will help a lot of people understand our community and research their relatives.
Like many women I’m busy cleaning and organizing and getting ready for the New Year- a little tweaking of the files and the pantry and the laundry room and closets; a little purging of old papers, magazines, clothes, books. I’m getting things ready for the trash man, Goodwill, the library and others. I hate to throw out anything that I think someone else might use.
Next on the agenda is garden planning! Since we have a 70% chance of snow today it may be the perfect time to look at catalogs and dream of green!
Please pray for my friend Donna who is having heart surgery this morning.
Be safe. Be warm. Be well.