Share Your World ~ 13 August 2018

A class you wish you would have taken? I wished I had taken class on how to solder jewelry and learned from my grandmother when I was younger. I waited till she was not able to do it. But when I retire maybe I will be able to find a class at a local college or someone that can teach me under their wing. Sometimes families are not as patience with you as others that are not related to you

Are you scared of heights? Yes, but my husband is too. I am the one that  climbs up the ladder to clean out the gutters on daily routine

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef? I think my cooking is enough to get us by. But I would say that I am not a chef by no means.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I had a lady that came in couple of weeks ago to use the library she had a prosthetic on her left leg. I wanted to tell her that she was brave soul to walk around in shorts, but felt it wasn’t the right time. She came in to use the library again today, she came to the desk to have her copy released to be printed. I told her today that she was brave. Then she told me she was lucky to be alive. I had imagined that she had been in a car accident. But she went on to tell me that she was living in Florida and they have high rate of water moccasins in the state that can literally kill you .She stepped on one, he felt the warmed of her body and bit off her toe and kept pumping venom into her body. She almost lost her life, She lost her leg and later her husband became the care giver and she has separated from her husband and he got custody of their kids. But she is doing much better up here and she does visit them. I told her I would keep her in my prayers. I am sure she has her good and bad days. I also told her that she might be able to help someone else that may face the same thing she did. 

I had another lady that was very nervous as her husband had lost his job, they tried to pay their rent but the landlord wanted it full. They came home to Illinois and she feared they would have to live in their car or be on the street. Things are looking up for the both of them now. I am sure it  prayers. The husband has gotten a job up here. The wife may go to work at Goodwill as she has hand that had gotten crushed in car door and is limited as what she can do. I know they need faith and prayer of others. Things are looking up for these two people, her mother’s heart has soften and they are saying with them until an apartment comes ready for them to move into. God is good. I am thankful for the relationship i have with my Father in heaven as well.


Share Your World ~ 4/2/18


What was or is your favorite cartoon? Well when I was a kid like 5 or so I like to watch mighty mouse, then later when I was in high school I watched stick figures that were cartoons bible stories, I can just vaguely remember them. When I was in Junior high age, my parents had riff of some sort and they did not hook up the TV. So we went without any television for about 4 years. I  really don’t  have a favorite one now at all. I don’t read the comics. I don’t even think I ever even bought comic books when I was growing up at all. I was just going thru the reader on Word press and some one shared Winnie the Pooh, he isn’t a cartoon figure but I do like his outlook on life. I have quote page on Pinterst and one of the quotes i had in there reflected his view on something and was very popular for me.

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? I would miss my wheat grinders. I have one that is small which was made in Italy and if I only need one or two cups it is great for that . And if I need more then I have Blentec that does a great job for larger amounts of wheat. Then I keep the flour in the refrigerator so it won’t go rancid.

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight? I would not sleep in a haunted house, I would have bad dreams and wake up every hour.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?   One of my husband’s cousins comes into the library quite frequently in department that I work.. This week they brought their newly born daughter. I had not met her yet.

I decided I was going to give them or rather make them Family History starting with their daughter and going back about 5-6 generations with their ancestors’. So that when that little girl gets older she will know about her family history and where she came from..

The young wife is a very polite young girl. She seemed very appreciative as to the undertaking I am doing. I am having a hard time with her side of the family so will have to talk to a little bit more. I was able to locate newspaper articles about their relatives so it will give them an incite on some of their ancestor’s lives. I will leave some area’s blank so they can write in stories they have heard about them from their parents.


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My challenge is to discover your roots,

it is fun and you learn about history

and it brings families together.

Share Your World 19 Feb 2018


How do you like your eggs? I have given up dairy products. Been allergic to milk as baby and notice as soon as I even ate yogurt my mouth would be so full of mucus. I recently announced to my husband I was going to go vegetarian. But now I have gone vegan in the eyes of the land, but really I am just following the Word of Wisdom that the Lord designed in our beliefs.

Have you ever met anyone famous? Maybe but I will have to think about that for few minutes… I saw Johnny Cash in West Virginia. I also saw the Bee Gees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at live outdoor theater. I have been to see the Queen in London, didn’t really get to shake her hand but saw her. No I guess I haven’t met anyone famous, but if I do I will come back in here and change it.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money? I remember saving my money for baby doll that was new kind of doll. The dolls legs and arms were separated from babies body and flap more like a really baby. Image result for dolls in 1964 We bought it in Galesburg. We moved there when I was in 3rd grade. Although I remember when I lived in Claymont, Delaware that I would be given money and I would purchase ice cream and bring it home and share with my mom, dad and little sister. There was ice cream truck that came every day. Not the kind they have out in central states but out east. I think I bought the little Dixie cups and they gave us wooden flat spoons to eat with. I love the taste of ice cream on the wood sticks. I still do.Image result for ice cream paper cups with tab and wooden spoons 1957

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  A grandmother and her grandson was in here a few days ago  at the library where i work. I work in the reference department. So my brain in picked on a lot, but I love doing research etc. Anyhow the grandmother had to go home for something and he still needed to pick out some more pictures for his project. So we sat down at the computer and I let him run the mouse and showed him how to use print screen and how to copy and paste or how to crop pictures. Today the grandmother came in to thank us again and she mentioned that her grandson was quite taken with me. I think he was because unfortunately the grandmother was doing much of the work he was suppose to be doing. She got a little short with him at time. I knew he would have done better by himself, but I could not say this to this overbearing grandmother. So I did what I could to show confidence and I am good at helping others but making them do the work so they will learn to do it when I am not hear. 

Fridays, are dress down days for us here at the library. We are allowed to wear blue jeans on that day. So one of my patrons on Monday told me that I should not wear the jeans I had worn last Friday as they were too big on me. I was surprised. I have lost 15 pounds and trying to go down another 15 pounds but seem to be stuck and haven’t moved much. The reason I am wanting to lose weight is because my cholestrol was 239. I have until March when I get to be retested. So that is why I am doing what I am doing.

Have you ever thought about making your own yeast from scratch? Here is neat website to check out:

how to make Natural Yeast from scratch|via

Calling all Artist


Still time to sign up to donate a card to to aid help sick children. Registration closes 24th FEB

Please take a minute of your time, can you draw, are you artist or just like to doodle this is nice way to help an organization raise money for those that are less fortunate then us. Surely you can come up with drawing, It isn’t very big its only 16cm x 12 cm on heavy cardstock paper. Certainly you have something laying around that you love to draw or have drawn why not send it off

no rewards, no recognition here, just sweet joy will come to you, because you shared your heart. Hope to see many others help

 Lighting was bad but it is the thought that counts

Different View

I was thinking about pine trees. Then my mind started to wonder. I started thinking about the pioneers that have gone before us and and suffering and deaths that occurred due freezing weather. My next thought was about how one would bury a love one under a pine tree.

They laid her in the ground under a pine tree.  As the tree grew her roots surrounded her cradling in its arms.(tree roots) ( form of loving her and protecting her)

Each year she shed her pine cones to protect her against the elements.

Just a thought I had from a film I watched recently on the way home from church today.


a Sweet Sound

A couple of ladies came into the library today. They were wanting to print out their boarding passes. One said to the other’s what about “Daddy”. These are grown women still calling their dad, Daddy. It just kind of hit me and I thought to myself, they must have good relationship with their daddy. It was a sweet sound to my ears.

Vegetarian BLT


How did this all  start, oh, someone at church told me their sister went to the doctor. The doctor wanted her to loose weight. He told her about the “Eat to Live” by Joel Furham. She in turn on mission told me she was going to start this, after she got home from her mission.

Being the Librarian I am, decided to get one of these books thru Interlibrary Loan. Then I decided to get my own copy.  So his theory is eating salads with beans of your choice every day along with vegetables, seeds or nuts. Plus stop eating: dairy, sweets, salt and oil. But one is allowed to eat Greens, Beans Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and  seeds. (G-BOMBS)

Since then I have been allergic to milk since I was kid, but my mom didn’ t want to feed me goat’s milk, so I have suffered most of my life with milk products. Since I stopped I feel so much better…

Well this led me to better meal planning. My latest is I created a BLT for vegan or vegetarian. So my B is a bean hummus of your choice, spread it on facing sides of your bread.


Next put some romaine lettuce or whatever your choice is


Then add tomatoes, I had small ones so I put on three slices


Then for extra measure, I love cucumbers in sandwiches so they are place on the other side


Then put it together and you have a wonderful tasting sandwich. Sometimes I  sprinkle Mrs. Dash on my tomatoes, but today I did not. I am wanting to grow some alfalfa sprouts. This makes for a really great sandwich. Hope you will try it and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping in!

Mary O

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