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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 ....

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Jack Lemmon helped us to build a room divider.

September 3, 2016

Just thought I would do an around the house update. We have been busy doing projects.  We added a water pipe to our bath house since I last posted about the new bath house.  We set the bucket under the faucet here for our bucket bath.  

We found we needed a sink to put the wash cloth in to rinse it out.  So this is the new sink. To see the full outdoor bath house see article under living like the past, Outdoor Bath.

In the sewing room we made a room divider for the office cubicle.

My husband built the frames. He added a wheel on the bottom of the middle frame so the door will open and close.

I cut off the length needed for the screens and put in a hem...

I ran elastic through the top and bottom hem and then gathered the sheers and stapled them at the top and bottom.

Had Jack Lemmon to help stabilize the frame for stapling. If you are disappointed about Jack Lemmon then how about this? Elvis Presley really did kiss me back stage in Memphis many many years ago. Ok I said it..... :) Don't everyone go writing me asking me questions about Elvis. It was a simple kiss on the Cheek.

I stapled it to the back side of the frame all the way across.

This is closed....

This is open... This is where I sit when I blog.

I was working in the guest room while making the office room divider and I thought about showing you how I have the room set for guests.

Beside the bed I keep supplies for anyone that is staying over in case they forget something.  Tooth brushes, cases, floss, shampoo bar, hair brush and things like that.

The dresser is tagged so anyone staying over can see where to find things.

Like this...


Extra sheets...



Pet Blankets and Towels. We all have pets and when we get a full house we always need towels and blankets with dirty feet from going outside.

Guest Towels...

Wash cloths and hand towels...

Several of our family have pets so we have built in pet kennels.

I plan on getting a corner litter tray that I recently saw. It will make more room in the kennel.

And books to read. 

In a cabinet in the sewing room we keep toys.

These are just a few things around the house.... Grandma Donna

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