“Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul.”
Do you remember that song? I hear it every time I turn to Bill Gaither’s TV programs.
Handling correspondence, scanning, I fondly remember the times I stayed in their home, and the sightseeing in the area. (1) Springfield, Ohio, (2) Goshen, Indiana, (3) Leola/Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (4) Botetourt County, Virginia; infinitum.
My scanning project reveals so many delightful treasures!! The following spoken by an Old German Baptist Brethren “cousin” at one of their houses of worship.
“No, I didn’t put any mileage on the KIA.” I digressed from the scanning because I encountered a “challenge.” I wanted to identify the individuals listed on a typewritten page (unknown contributor). I spent hours (and hours) on Ancestry.com trying to identify the people. Hand drawn family chart and Marshall Frantz family outline. He’s on this “shelf” of the digitized library. (Click the images to enlarge.)
The next scanning project I picked up also intrigued me: “Who is Alfred A. Frantz married to Rosebud Yellow Robe? What’s his lineage?” Find the information on this shelf of my new digitized library.
**If** I take too many “side trips,” I’ll never get to the end of the scanning project?!
Shortly before four AM as I publish this; couldn’t sleep.
P.S. It’s called “Armchair Research.” I did my original research “the old-fashioned way.”
Yesterday, the ladies living at CARE, and adjacent Rainbow’s End RV Park, enjoyed a Mother’s Day Tea. OMG, so many delicious treats, and a wide variety of tea to sample.
Yours truly likes to be obedient so complied with the request that we wear a fancy hat. Naturally, I chose a dress to complement the hat!! (Oh, the good old days [in Lancaster, California] when we enjoyed activities in a Red Hat Society.)
After the tea, I expressed my strong desire for a picture with the hostess. Margaret is a CARE volunteer who spoils all the residents with special events: Ice cream social, popcorn variety, cheese tasting, delicious baked treats, and more. (During her travels, she remembered to send me a birthday card.)
CARE gave the ladies an orchid corsage.
13 May 2013 ~~ Waxhaw, North Carolina
(Nothing for 13 May 2011 or 2010)
15 May 2009 ~~ Shelby, North Carolina
…next to boxes of family history. I also had a frog, or toad, but didn’t get a picture.
I emptied a couple of crates. Fewer boxes (and crates) next to my front door. As I was getting ready to leave my trailer home en route to the CARE dining room, I found the snake on the screen door. I almost had a “hand full” when I reached for the latch!!
With the “scanning” project, almost everything is “invisible.” Frequently, I needed an image of something accomplished.
My “yarden” is neglected!! Almost all my time is spent indoors devoted to the scanning project. Yes, I water plants and occasionally pull some weeds. Overnight, bleach was cleaning away algae and mold in/on the fountain. This morning, I gave the fountain a hard scrubbing.