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:

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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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8 Favorite Quotes


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This is one of my favorite posters. I love that fact that we may all Sit down in Heaven Together someday.

Some of my other favorite sayings or quotes are:

  1. Kill it with kindness
  2. Kindness Begins with Me
  3. Be of Good Cheer
  4. When your heart speaks, take good notes
  5. What we do with what happens to us is more important than what happens to us.
  6. It is better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent!
  7. Charity never Faileth
  8. Every burden on the back can become a gift in hand.