Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The other day being a gloomy one I spent some time browsing around a favorite antique mall, here a few of the treasures I picked up. The small ledger book was used as a diary, unfortunately just a few pages of entries and no author attributed. However, I find this one fascinating, a peek into history:
"War ended Nov. 11, 1918. It ws the 11 mo. 11 da. & 11 hr. peace was signed. Lake Linden* had a big celebration, stores closed, mills, etc. Large parade in the afternoon. In the evening the C. & H. made a bonfire at the Caledonia park, crowds of people were present, 3 bands played & everybody singing & shouting. The bonfire consisted of 100 bbls. of oil & on the very top they had the kaiser & the crown prince displayed."
*Lake Linden a small town in the upper peninsula of Michigan).
And, in case anyone (?!!) reading this wonders why I am not working, I am waiting for the call to see if I am to go in this afternoon - my doctor has been on jury duty for the past week and a half. Supposedly, hopefully, things were to have wrapped up sometime today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cathy & I gave our nephew's fiance a shower on sunday - where I got stung by the bee as I was loading up the car to go home. This is the thank-you I received this afternoon, a cookie bouquet of buzzing bees! She didn't even know about the incident! Too cute.

Red Flag

Yesterday was just a red flag kind of day. High winds at the Lake made it impossible to sit and relax at the beach. I was stung by a bee, a big bumblebee, on the shoulder and today the hurt and swelling tremendous. Lots of antihistamines have me so groggy that's all I wanted to do was sleep in the sun, unfortunately it didn't happen there.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Life has a way of getting away from one, especially when difficulties make going forward a very hard upward battle. It's having to dig deep to find the real meaning in the everyday that I'm trying to recall. Onward, I hope!

This photo taken at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park a few weeks ago following my neice's wedding there, my youngest son Joe and I.