Saturday, July 4, 2020

We Zoomed!

Every year the extended Will White family meets on the Fourth of July for a big family reunion... until this year - because of well, you know.
So thanks to Cindy Fields we ZOOMED!! 

Here are some not-so-wowy pictures of the event - our 103rd reunion... but oh, the event WAS WOWY.
Thank you, Cindy!!

That is dear Cindy, who got us all together. 💖


That's Cindy and Todd with their beloved family members,
one of whom meowed a bit, but we all loved it!
Well, we also got to find out what their three grown children are doing.
 VERY INTERESTING!

That is Elizabeth, my dear niece.
Before she signed on with our Zoom meeting she had run a 10k run!
Whoa.
WHOA.


That is Lisa, who is my second cousin (or third).
I love being on Facebook with her!
Hi Lisa.



That is dear Carol Stone.
She is my father's first cousin's widow.
We all love her so much!!
Her grandson Jordan needs prayer as he was in a horrible 4-wheeler accident recently.
Prayer warriors - pray for Jordan.
He was going to be married soon, but that has had to be postponed for now.

My Aunt Helen (my dad's little sister) looks a lot better than this!
The shadows weren't very flattering.
But no matter - she is ALWAYS beautiful - inside and out!!!
She updated us on her kids and grandkids. I loved that!!

Now here is a picture of the 100th anniversary of the Will White reunion back in 1917...
Some of those folks have passed on ... but will never be forgotten.


Here is Mother during that reunion in 1917...
She is looking at pictures of past reunions that Cindy has displayed through the years.
 Mother didn't get to be a part of our Zoom meeting today, but I'm going to show her pictures SOON!
I wish I'd taken better pictures!

Oh, and after I signed off from this Zoom meeting I found out that others joined. Maybe I'll get some pictures of those dear family members.

We have a wonderful family.
I am so proud to be a part of it.

And thank you again, dear Cindy, for letting us get together today!!!
I SO ENJOYED IT!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Recluse living is the life for me...

... that title should be sung to the tune of the "Green Acres" theme song (some of you will know that).

Anyway, I am being a recluse, a hermit, a shut-in.
It is CRAZY.

Yes, I am still hunkered down.

It's a good thing I'm kind of an introverted homebody, unlike the Incredible Hunker.

There are physical reasons Sam and I are staying in, besides our age.
That is basically why I am staying 'in'.
And frankly I do not mind...
EXCEPT THAT I CAN'T SEE - AND HUG- MY GRANDKIDS, AND MY TWIN'S GRANDKIDS.
THAT IS A MAJOR BUMMER.
IT IS A BUMMER FOR WHICH I SOMETIMES GRIEVE, REALLY GRIEVE.

I will see a jar of bubbles in our cabinet - and it will come over me that I can't blow bubbles with Liam and Nell.
(I didn't appreciate those bubbles at the time we were making them.)

AND I CAN'T HUG MY 94 YEAR-OLD MOTHER, or touch her hands, worn down with years of touching and comforting mine.
I did see her through her window recently. It wasn't the same.

This coronavirus - plus the protests, rioting, etc. - is making this a crazy world in which we live.


We've been holding bank board meetings on ZOOM for the last few months. It's better than nothing, but it is so not like 'being together'.  'Course it means we don't have to drive the 3 1/2 hours for the meetings. (Yet there IS something to be said about 'getting out of town'.)
So now we stay home - and meet in our own homes and watch each other as we sit through committee meetings and then full board meeting, which can be exciting on occasion.

At least I put on some makeup.



I shouldn't complain.
But sometimes I give myself grace to complain. Yeah.

Then I find myself being able to be grateful.
Yeah.



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

Which city's streets inspired several of the Simpsons' character names? Portland, OR.  



Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.



On June 24, 1916 - Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (with Adolph Zukor/Paramount).


On June 29, 1974 - Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.


On June 30, 1936 - Margaret Mitchell's GONE WITH THE WIND was published.



Which musician helped fund the USS Arizona Memorial? Elvis Presley


Which state as More Toll Roads Than Any Other State? Florida


What instrument did Al Capone play in his prison band? Banjo


That's all for today.
Have a good week!!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Some Super Sillies for Today

I've had these sillies in a file for a while.
I thought it was a good day to get them out.

Here we go...




The bank manager noticed the new clerk was not good at counting money and adding up figures.

"Where did you get your financial education?" he asked.

"Yale," replied the lad.

"And what's your name?" barked the manager.

"Yim Yohnston," he replied




I finally realized that I needed to get in shape, so I made plans to join a club and work out for one full year.
The year I picked is 2024.




What do you call a jealous antelope? An envylope
What do you call a pessimistic antelope? A cantaloupe




Why did Dorothy get lost in Oz?
She had three men giving her directions.





 My face in the mirror isn’t wrinkled or drawn.

My house isn’t dirty. The cobwebs are gone.

My garden looks lovely and so does my lawn.

I think I might never put my glasses back on.





I hope these made you at least smile.  😊  
Or moan.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Trivia Tuesday - June 23

Which toy was invented by an engineer trying to keep equipment on ships stable?
Slinky, Metal (W23448)The Slinky
















Which singer had a song in the Billboard Top 40 every year from 1970 - 1999?
Elton John



What Jelly Belly flavor was created for Ronald Reagan's inauguration?
Blueberry



According to Travel Trivia what is the state snack of Texas? Chips and Salsa
Chips & Salsa - Grill & Bar Menu | Chili's



On June 6, 1889 - The Great Seattle Fire destroyed 25 blocks of downtown Seattle.



On June 20, 1948 - Toast of the Town, a variety series hosted by Ed Sullivan, premiered on CBS. It was later renamed 'The Ed Sullivan Show."The Ed Sullivan Show' vs. Rock & Roll: How Early Rock & Rollers ...



On June 26, 1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island.
Coney Island | Roller Coaster History



Which monarch has a place named after them on every continent?
Queen Victoria
Victoria | Biography, Reign, Family, & Facts | Britannica



That is all for today.
Have a great week!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Some Love for Father's Day

According to Hallmark, Father's Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion, with 72 million cards given every year.
Some of us can't send our dear dads cards, but we can so love them and remember them.

Here are some pics...
That's little Samuel sitting on his dear proud dad's lap, with his brother Steve nearby.


Here are Peggy and I with our own dear dad, his granddad in the middle and his own dear dad on the right....


Here is my mother's dad on the far left and her granddad Prather on the far right....



Of course there are lots more pictures I could share... like of Sam being a dad, his son being a dad, his son-in-law being a dad, etc., etc. 
I really could go crazy ('crazy' is not ideal word) with pictures of wonderful dads I've known through the years. I will suffice it to say that good fathers are a wonderful representation of our own Heavenly Father. Thank you, Lord. Thank you so much.
Amen.


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Trivia Tuesday - June 16

 June is Accordian Awareness Month
Popularity of The Accordion


On June 16, 1961 - Dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the US from the Soviet Union.



On June 18,1923 - Checker Taxi put its first taxi on the streets of Chicago.




On June,19, 1910 - The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.



On June 11, 1949 - Hank Williams, Sr. debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.



On June, 11, 1986 - 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' was released in theaters. The rare Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California was not really destroyed in the film.



On June 18, 1873 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.



Jaws - official reissue trailer - YouTubeOn June 20, 1975 - Hollywood's first major summer 'must see' blockbuster, JAWS, opened in theaters.










That is all for today. Have a good week!!