Share Your World ~ 23 April 2018


If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? If I didn’t have to worry about my teeth I would probably pick out something sweet like Philadelphia Sticky Buns with butter. But these are not really healthy and would definitely make you over weight. But if I picked something practical I would pick sweet naval oranges.

List at least five movies or books that cheer you up. 

Directed by Marc Webb. With Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer. Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.  This movie is such a lesson tht true love is for everyone and maybe who we see is not really the one but faith will take us there Christmas Angel - Christian Movie/Film on DVD. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) starring William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinson, Liam Neeson, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Ray WinstoneSecond Chances (1998) loved this movie when I was little! Classic horsey movies

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing? Watching TV and snacking on popcorn.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I appreciated the warm spring weather we are having and the wind going thru my hair. I am thankful I can leave the building to go eat my lunch. It was wonderful.  I am thankful that we got to attend Stake Conference this weekend. For knowing my mother even thou she has dimentia and knowing those that have past on are alive and not dead. They are up in heaven. I look forward to meeting my ancestors someday. 


Share My World 16 April 2018


List things or events that changed your life? I have had several things that have been placed on my path thru out my life.

I was hit by a car when I was three months pregnant, Was a little bruised up from hitting the pavement but manage to survive it.

One time I was trying to pass semi and my grandmother was with me, she didn’t scold me, but I ended up going between the semi and car so I was actually going down the yellow line which was scary between a car and semi at the same time. It was nerve wracking. but I just had to push the metal on the pedal.

I haven’t really been in any other kind of danger that I can think of. I did have car accident but it wasn’t my fault, a drunk driver hit me. I had just dropped a girl off after attending church and I was heading back up route 29 when this car side swiped me. The ambulance came, I requested to go to Princeton hospital instead of the Peoria Hospital. My car was total, the dashboard came back 3 feet and I received scar on my knee that I still have to this day and pains me if I run into table leg with it. The only thing the drunk driver had was thumb hurt. I was in the hospital for 4 days and then had to return as I got blood poising. Then I was laid up at home could not sleep in our bed as it was too high off the ground so slept in the living room on sofa bed until I could get around better.

Complete this sentence: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s… a hot air balloon. I met fellow that loved hot air balloons and he was from Iowa. Every summer there is display of Hot Air Balloons that comes to Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. There is Facebook page you can join here is link to it: and then their is link to the website for more information:     So if you need a family outing to go to they have one planned from July 27, 2018 to August  4, 2018. I know they have craft show that is usually going on so there is something for everyone. They offer rides on balloons too.

My first encounter with hot balloons was when I would visit my Aunt and Uncle. They lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania out in the country. When I was outside I could hear the pumping of the air and would wait to see what it was and it would a hot air balloon going over their house. I always thought it was such a beautiful site. The next time I have experience with this was I was driving home and going thru Peoria Illinois and could see one up in the air off of route 40. Memories flooded back in as I watched while I was driving and wondering where they had come from and where they were going.

What genre of music do you like? Sometimes I like music that you movie plays in the background such as August Rush,  Nut Cracker, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Zhivago etc. Other times I like one called “Putin on the Ritz by Fred Astaire did. I didn’t actually see him do this, but I had cousin that had a 45 record and fell in love with the music she shared with us. Depending what mood I am in I like jazz, rock n roll, classical, blues, country.  Image result for Dr Zhivago Image result for august rush


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

Image result for happy smiley face I went from size 18 to size 16 clothes which was pretty exciting. All the tender mercies that Heaven Father extends towards me. I got some painting done on book case I have been working on. We’re trying to downsize so looking at what we are parting with that we don’t realllllly need. That’s all folks!


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 ~ 3/26/2018


What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like. I don’t think I have favorite. I like really dark black hair on some folks and other times I like the gray tones that people get when they are starting to loose their natural color. I also like brown hair and certain blonde colors too. They say blondes have more fun.

List at least 5 things that you are good at.

  1. I am mechanically inclined, so I am good at using hammer, drill, electric sander,
  2. I’m good at framing pictures such a putting a frame together, cutting mats, glass and closing up a frame.
  3. I have good eye for color.
  4.  I am good at listening and I remember what they tell me.
  5. I can keep a secret
  6. I’m good at teaching others how to run a computer, use family search, ancestry etc.
  7. I am good at genealogical research.
  8. I am good at teaching myself to sew, or  cook new recipe.
  9. I can canned food, I have even canned cakes in jar before.
  10. I ‘m good at being organized.

What is your favorite animal or type of animal? (pets, dolphins, stuffed, wild cats, etc).  I basically just a cat or dog lover. We had cats and dogs when i was growing up. I think one year I had toad and some gold fish, but they weren’t very personable. We have had many cats, but now we don’t have any pets at home. I was tired of being the only one to clean out the cat box. So elected not to have one anymore. My hubby is allergic to cats.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I decided to paint a bookcase. I had stripped it kind of but not all the way. Any how I’ve been in love with blue lately. So decided to paint it a dark blue. Saw desk in an interior book and just kind of kept it in the back of my mind. I will have to take picture of what I am talking about and upload it later.   There are flowers at the top of book case, instead of painting them I am allowing the wood to show thru. It reminds me of leather tooling, which I have done in the past too. 


Share Your World 5 March 2018


What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents? I can’t really remember back that far back. After I graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburgh, I was living in neat apartment building in Mt. Lebanon. My husband was working two jobs, one at the steel meal company and he was maintenance man for the apt. I love that apt it was old fashioned, but I can’t remember the overall layout of this apt. I know we later moved to apt in Edgewood and it had the old Victoria charm with fireplaces and beautiful woodwork and high ceilings. Love being there. We were on the second floor. I remember the first time a train came thru the middle of the night I thought it was washing machine running and it was the train clicking down the track. But it was very nice apt.

What is your most favorite smell/scent? I love patchouli soap,  perfume, incense.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? My birthday is in December. I visited Florida once in the winter time and it just didn’t seem like winter. I do like the snow, I just don’t like it when it gets below the freezing point or in the minus degrees. But making snowmen, or enjoying the ice on the trees is like a wonder land.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

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

Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts


This is what I have been working on since the New Year. This is the first one. I have two more to go. I will post them as they get completed..Have you thought about Valentine’s Day yet? I did I am making apron’s for my grandkids this year.