Friday, July 29, 2005
Clay Aiken Concert
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Niagara" is said to have come from an Iroquois word meaning "thunder of waters". You can learn more about the formation and the history of the falls by going to the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Rock Glen Conservation Area
Here's a link to tell you more: http://www.abca.on.ca/ca-rockglen.php
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Here's another way to enjoy them.
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients together until crumbly.
Line 13 x 9 pan with fresh Peach Slices
(Mix in a little sugar if needed.)
Place the crumbled topping over the peaches,
then drizzle with 12 Tblsp. melted butter overall.
(Note: You can half the recipe for the topping and
make it in a 9 x 9 pan. Same bake time.)
Bake 350' for 45-55 minutes until lightly browned.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Thanks to Joan Smith for this one.
Monday, July 25, 2005
A-Pass-Along (In Case of Emergency)
email and I thought it was a good idea to pass along.
This idea will help in case of emergency notifications
to victim's if you have a cell phone...and who doesn't?
Following the disaster in London
East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national
"In case of Emergency ( ICE ) " campaign with the support
of Falklands war hero Simon Weston and in association with
Vodafone's annual life savers award. The idea is that you
store the word " I C E " in your mobile
phone address book, and against it enter the number of
the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".
In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then
be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be
able to contact them. It's so simple that everyone can do it.
Please do. Please will you also forward
this to everybody in your address book, it won't take too many
'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save
your life. For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Rock and Roll
To learn more about this unusual museum go to: www.rockhall.com
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Kettle Point, Lake Huron, Canada
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Here are a few things I find helpful when doing laundry.
The Shout Color Catcher is a reusable sheet you put in with your colored fabrics and it picks up any dye that comes out so it doesn't transfer to other clothes.
The Heavyweight hangers are longer than regular hangers so when you hang a shirt on them to dry you don't get little bumps on the shoulders. I found them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I think they were $2.99 for the 3 of them and I of course used one of the many coupons I have for that store. (I find that they will also accept Linen n' Things coupons.)
The Suavitel Fabric Softner helps to elimanate wrinkles in your clothes so you don't have to iron them. (Downy also makes this.) If you put your clothes in the dryer on regular heat for 5-10 minutes and then hang them on hangers to complete drying (for ones you might normally iron) they come out wrinkle free. (The permanent press cycle will not spin as hard or as long as a regular cycle, leaving the clothes wetter, but less wrinkled.)
You can also keep Downey Spray Wrinkle Releaser on hand to use in a pinch.
If you have additional hints please add them to the comment area.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
When this happened I was compelled to write down all these memories and share them.
Do you have similar memories that you can pass on? It doesn't have to be written perfectly. This is just a list. Do it now. Let those who are special know how much they mean to you.
Dear Sheila and Neal,
I was so saddened to hear of the death of my dear Uncle Gene. I thought that with his passing, as well as those who have passed before him; it was a good time to think back on all those great childhood memories of my time spent there in Kansas. So here they are, in no particular order, just as they popped into my head, with smiles, and some tears, I wistfully reflect on the remembrances of times gone by ...
- the smell of the old barn, playing in the hayloft, and barn swallows
- feeding a calf with a bottle (or a bucket with a nipple on it) in the little shed up by the big barn
- gathering sticky black walnuts and putting them in the old house to dry out, only to have the raccoons steal them
- hundreds of grasshoppers everywhere, hearing and seeing them splat on the car
- swimming in the cow watering holes with the yucky muddy bottoms and trying really hard not to touch my feet down there
- floating on the giant tractor tire tubes
- fishing in the ponds and catching a long string of sunnies and the picture of Johnny and me holding them (which we seemed to have misplaced)*
- me catching fish faster than Granddad could bait the hook for me
- Granddad taking his teeth out without me seeing, and I couldn't figure out where they were
- Grandma taking her long hair and putting it up into that bun she always wore -
- Granddad helping Gene on the farm
- riding with my Uncle Gene on the tractor or combine
- playing see-saw on the trailer used to stack the bales of hay and once falling off only to have it come down on my foot
- my Uncle Gene lifting us up on the big fork that was on the tractor to move hay, screaming half in fear, half in delight
- mooing at the cows and the pet cow down by the barn
- cattle coming into feed by the barn
- watching the bales of hay come out of the bailer
- seeing and hearing the crop duster's overhead
- getting zapped touching the electrified fence by mistake
- Gene and Rozella's great old house with the big side porch and the creek running in the back of it
- Rozella grinding horseradish on the back porch and me thinking I could do it without my eyes tearing
- my Uncle Gene's big smile with a gold filled tooth, and his sparkling blue eyes, wearing bib overalls
- Rozella's sense of humor and making us crack up, even just with the funny faces she would make
- riding a horse down to pick up the mail from the mailbox
- Rozella having Sheila, Neal, Johnny and I, clean the carpet with scrub brushes and Glamorene, (which was basically sawdust with chemicals) after which we all fell asleep on the floor, no surprise in that after inhaling the fumes)
- Uncle Gene taking us on the hilly back dirt roads in an old pick-up truck, driving fast and calling it the Loop-de-Loop road
- Uncle Gene giving me the best foot massages
- riding down shale hill on sheets of cardboard or just in jeans
- my brother shooting me with a B-B gun at Oma's house
- sitting on the propane tank in the backyard at Oma's
- going to the bathroom in the out house at Grandma and Granddad's (not to mention the smell of it) and then later, when they had indoor plumbing, the bathroom being so big! It took years before I figured out that it was a converted bedroom and that's why it was so large.
- taking a bath in a galvanized tub in the kitchen at Grandma and Granddad's
- pumping water at the kitchen sink there
- Grandma's homemade quilts that we all got
- senior High School pictures of Doyle, Daryl, and Robert grouped together on the wall at Grandma and Granddad's, as well as other pictures of her kids and grandchildren
- Grandma working the switchboard in the living room
- Grandma's fried eggs and her making me eat scrambled ones, which I didn't like, so I ate them with grape jelly
- helping to build the church in Paradise, although at my young age I don't think I could have been much help
- Ringing the dinner bell
- dinner and supper (not lunch) and such big meals at noontime
- saying grace before meals
- making and eating homemade, hand-cranked ice cream
- going swimming at Wilson Lake
- milking cows at Daryl and Sylvia's with cats all around looking for squirt of milk
- my dear Uncle Daryl's very deep voice, which at times was a little scary to me when I was little, but I knew it had such a sweetness behind it
- Mc Neal reunion's at the school in Paradise, and elsewhere
- rings being carved from a peach pit
- the weird Garden of Eden House in Lucas
- riding in the back of a pick-up truck
- no air conditioning pretty much anywhere so you often took a change of clothes with you when you had to go somewhere dressed up
- the total darkness of nights out there on the farm with crickets chirping and stars twinkling
- fields of sunflowers along the road
- and last but not least... hours of playing with all my cousins, love and attention by my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and a lifetime of memories to cherish forever
P.S. - I read this to Johnny and this pretty well encapsulated his memories too, as well as, some of his own.
Oh, and one more thing..................
Grandma made him eat the fried eggs!
Copyright © 2005 Deborah Sharp Loeb
Monday, July 18, 2005
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
You can go to their website at: www.barelythere.com to see all of their products and a store locater.
Costco carries a 4 pack of the microfiber briefs/hicut briefs for around $14.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
A Different Kind of Fireworks Display
Monday, July 04, 2005
I like the Dial foaming soap. I even like the scent but I find it to be too strong for me as I have a sensitive nose. I have refilled the Dial foaming dispenser from the larger warehouse size of liquid soap. You must add about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of water so this thicker soap will foam. Do not fill it up too far. Shake it up to mix the water with the soap. If you use a gel type soap to refill it you may not need to water it down. Now you still have the ease and convenience of the foaming soap for less money.