Hello to all who still follows me. This year has been a rather herendous one for many of us. Some of us have had untimely deaths, car accidents, sugeries and a multitude of other things that may have been worse or less consequential. No matter what has happened this year thus far we have overcome and in many ways already began the process of healing from our loss or the pain.
I myself started this little endeavor of a blog for sharing all my family research which I began back in 1995 and no, I have not even began the simple process of pulling all this vast and wonderful information to share with those who I am friends with and those who have began to follow me. For this I greatly apologize.
I noticed my other page of Trials and Tibulations is no longer connected, yet I am not worried about it. I will endeavor in 2022 to either restart that aspect or just go under this one as this was the first Title for my blogs to begin with.
So far this year I personally have not lost any close friends, but for me I really do not have any close friends. I am a loner pretty much and can not seem to run in a crowd of people. My only people are my immediate family and they are thining out in ways that I do not look forward to over the next 3-9 months.
While on Facebook I receive the updates from many of the wonderful sites I am a member of, of all the people who have passed away this year of 2021. Too many passed away from Covid 19 along with the other complications associated with it due to their overall health. It is one thing to have a co-morbidity or some sort of ailment that is either age related or one you developed over yourlife time but when that in it’sself is combined with Covid 19 or the Delta Variant then it is a death sentance for far too many.
Yes, this is my opinion and I know I will receive flack from many who are Anti-Vaccers, but when they get this posting, they can just delete it or scroll on by and not leave a comment. IF I am lucky that will happen ! Maybe I will get lucky this time around and not get all the negative feedback I receive ! Who knows and who cares ! Life is a biotch’ and some people can not handle the truth !
Thanksgiving Day just passed and for me it was a wonderful and a very Happy one. My dear husband Tim woke up at 2;30 am and decided to go ahead and get the Turkey prepared. He likes to inject the Turkey with all sorts of good tasting things which also makes our turkey extremely moist and it falls off the bone and does not dry out at all. Tim began back in 1992 or 1993 to do Thanksgiving day just with us 4, Him, my daughter Stephanie our Foster Daughter Tonya and me plus however many dogs and cats we had at the time. One year we even had a pet hampster who belong to our Foster daughter Tonya. So the Hamspter even got a turkey dinner !
Us having Thanksgiving day all to ourselves helped to keep our small family of 3 or 4 when we had Tonya with us as a special family day just to us. Music would be playing, myself would start getting my Christmas decor started and I would make the bread dressing and either myself or one of the girls would do the mashed potatos. And most every year we would foget to make the turkey gravy and yes we bought the jar gravy !
This year I decided I wanted to have Thanksgiving dinner for all of my family and we invited Tim’s father and brother and one sister, his daughter Rachel her husband Zain and their two -4 children but unfortunately they all could not attend. I invited all of my family, cousins, my one living Aunt her daughter her her Fiance’ and my daughter’s Father in law. While not all could make it, I was priviledged to have my 92 yer old momma, my 2nd sister, my younger sister and her husband, their daughter and her 2 beautiful children and yes my daughter, her husband and their two wonderful boys and yes of course our two dogs Riley and Rosie. The kids got their food and went to the basement and kept the dogs at bay and they all sounded as if they were having a blast !
I pulled out of the garage my 1950’s style formica and chrome table which had been out there since 2006 or 2007 and had a great deal of cleaning to do on it. Luckily the chrome around the edge of the table is still in perfect condition but the chrome legs well let’s just say I scrubbed them down and some of the chrome came off. But no biggie, Tim put it all together for me on Tuesday night and carried it in the house. I have one old chrome chair from that time span which I obtained when my momma sold her home and this chair is the same type that came with this table back in the 1950’s. Aside from a black stain on the seat it still cleaned up perfectly. Now all I need to do is find 3 more chairs to have a 4 chair set ! And no I am not paying for the new ons either tht are priced at minimum 59.00 per chair ! Yard sales, junk stoos here I come ! But yes I did have 4 other chairs that goes to my daughters table set to use
My 2nd sister whom I have told you all over the past couple of years had a very bad fall a couple of years ago and her brain suffered some damage. She has this year also gone downhill in her health and needs to walk with a walker now. She is the most awesomeness sister a person can have. Since she is 6 years and right at 3 months older then me, she was the one who taught me how to do a geat deal of things thruout my entire life. She took care of me when I had to have my wisdom teeth cut out when I was 19 years of age. She helped me to find my first car a 1965 Buick Skylark burgandy in color and all the chrome trim around the windows had been removed. I paid a whole 100.00 for that car in 1978 and paid 65.00 for a whole muffler and exhaust system to be put on. And She was the one who found the car and the person to put the muffler and exhaust system on it for me. I made sure she was comfortable seated. Tim bought me a new desk chair with a high back and leather so he brought it upstairs raised it up for her height so she would not have any trouble being able to stand or sit when she needed to.
Tomorrow I plan on beginning to pull out my Christmas tree, the outdoors decorations that have not been up since 2007 and I am going to make sure each room in my house and the entire basement is all decorated this year. This afterall is the first year in 14 years that I feel mentally and physically healthy ! My body may be 63 years of age but my brain is back like it was when I was in my 20’s. A new hip really helped in the health department so there is no telling what i would be like with the other hip replaced and my left shoulder repaired and the arthritis removed and the joint replaced !
I hope each of you whom have read this has enjoyed what I have written and I hope for each and everyone of you to have a most blessed Holiday Season and please remember all of those who are no longer with us. Remember to include them this year and for you who are researchers or genealogists make sure you have a tape recorder handy so when all the stories are told you have it in that person’s voice becuase once they are gone you will have their voice to listen back upon in the years to come and to share with out younger ones who will forget them.