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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 

Inland Storms

September 11, 2017

I want to let everyone know we are doing OK here at our house.  I want to get this up pretty quick because I don't know if our power will go off. We have been hearing electrical transformers explode quite often due to the high winds here with Hurricane Irma.

Our internet has gone out a few times so I am trying to get up a post quickly.  I feel the worse of the weather is over but we are expecting high winds until midnight tonight and there is more to come for some of you as Irma travels through our country.

We live inland about 84 miles from the gulf of mexico, 14 miles from the Florida state line. When Hurricanes move in people focus on the coastlines and the eye itself but hurricanes are much more than that.

Inland storms can be very bad too and when Hurricane Irma travels far up into our country it will not be a hurricane anymore but the winds will spread out and can cause a lot of problems and knock trees down, cause roof damage and knock out power to many folks so please be prepared.

We have had very high winds and rain here today and this little hummingbird came and took shelter on our back porch on my porch clothesline.  She has stayed with us all day.  She goes out to the feeder and then back up to the clothesline.

I couldn't get clear pictures during the squalls because the rain would blow on my camera and it was fuzzy because everything was blowing around.  I managed to get some pictures in between squalls.  I would call her Irma but that would not be nice so I will call her Madeline. 

Charles and I heard a noise coming from our bedroom and there at our window was this little one soaking wet pecking at our window.

We told it to stay put as long as it needed.  I wanted to let those that have been effected by the storms that when everything seems like it will not get any better it will. 

Life is not about material things, we are here to take care of each other, the animals and our earth. 

We need food, water and shelter and we can make our nest like the birds do, fix it up and make it pretty but in today's world people have gone far beyond that. 

I can tell you that happiness does not come from a house, it comes from a home and a home can be in a tent if that is what is needed to give shelter.

Grandma Donna

 
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