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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

My e-mail: jjmiller6213@comcast.net

Friday, May 12, 2017


The time goes so fast.  It seems like Friday was just a couple of days ago, and here it is again!

I have much to do today.

I would tell you what I did Wednesday, but I can't remember.  I think it probably entailed starting on a new genealogy--yes, that was it.

Thursday, I drove on up north 30 miles to have lunch with the K-12 school gal pals.  I ordered Nachos and when it came, it was so large, they served it on a round pizza pan!  Needless to say, I had left overs!

Then out to The Farm to visit 'Lil Sis.  Her hubs dug up two of our great grand mother's Hostas, which grow along the front of the porch of the home they live in.  The Hostas were planted in the 1920's, so I will let you figure out how old they are.  We also have Peony plants that have grown that long and Lily of the Valley and Iris.  Amazing how long a plant can live, isn't it?

On my way home, I stopped at the Cemetery, just to check in on my ancestor's and Fred.  My sister had already filled the urns.  Beautiful bright Pink flowers that showed up from the road and every part of that cemetery.  Our big family plot (actually 2 plots) really looked nice.  

I moved the little cement angel dog, that sits on Fred's marker, over to the other side.  Every month, I move it to the other side because I don't want the rain that collects under it, to darken the marker.

 I noticed a dirty bird had stopped by and left his "mark" on my marker, so I spit on a Kleenex and cleaned it off.

Everybody is there.
Great Great Grand Parents: Peter and Anne
Great Grand Parents:  Charles and Sophia
Grand Parents: Roy and Helene
Parents:  Charles and Dorathy
Great Uncle: Ray

and still room for four more which will be: my sister and her hubs, my son Mark and daughter Pam.
Can you even imagine the reunion on the day of Rapture? 
I have to go to the Food Bank this morning and then get to work on cleaning up and maybe painting my porch.  Pam and Karen are coming tomorrow to plant the Hostas for me and perhaps lay down the mulch.

Oh--now I remember what I did Wednesday.  I went to Lowe's and bought paint for the porch, new step treads, sand paper, brush and roller.


  1. You've got your mojo back!

    I have a house plant that I've had since 1959. It never flowered until I moved to this house 15 years ago and now it blooms twice a year with the most beautiful blooms with the most obnoxious smell.

    1. What kind of plant is it? Post a photo?

  2. You're a busy girl!
    I hope you're treated like royalty on Mother's Day because you are. :)


    1. Unfortunately--not on Sunday, but tomorrow, Pam and Karen and I will do some garden work and lunch. I'm kinda sad, but it's okay.

  3. Seeeeee that??? We remember, when we don't stress about it, and just let our brain "percolate" on its own!!!! :-)

    Are you getting all the dug-up-plants? Are they at least, going somewhere, where they can continue to thrive and procreate? I hope. Wonderful old stock like that, "should" never be lost.

    I do dislike that word "should." Above, I simply mean, it is my personal opinion. Not a form of a "SHOULD" do that.<---Like some sort of a decree-from-on-high. Noooooo!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. My sister lives at the ancestor's farm so she still has all the old plants. Me and my two oldest daughter's have transplants from them too. We are all sentimental suckers!!

  4. It's fun to have plants that have ancestors who were planted by YOUR ancestors!!

    Thanks for starting MY genealogy on the Lockhart side. A "Word" attachment was included with my e-mail ... Sir Richard Lockhart being born in 1110!!!

  5. you are so active judy, we enjoy a lot of the same things. i enjoy sharing by plants with family and friends!!

    now if you don't come and visit me - i am going to bust at the seams. i can hardly wait for you to see my newest project!!!

  6. A busy lady you are. Both my hubby and I have a lot of family burried in our local grave yard.
    I've been doing genealogy for sometime.
    Coffee is on

  7. Interesting to have so many generations at the same cemetery. Our family has so scattered and had less traditional modes of burial -- ashes scattered different locales -- that there are no longer tombstones marking the locations.