If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

*** There was a giveaway on Instagram and I won.  I love this little felt flower with shells in the cup.  Also the card that came along with it is beautiful.  These items were made by Pam at Empty Nest.  Her Etsy Shop is CoasterDoodles.  If you don't know her, click the link above to her blog.  She is a lot of fun.

*** On Memorial Day hubby and I took a long drive to Plain City and had lunch in an Amish restaurant.  It was delicious.  Just look at this salad.  Yummy!!

*** Later that afternoon we went to the cemetery and decorated mom and dad's grave.  I just feel so blessed to have had them for as long as we did.  I sure do miss them though.

*** I'm also thankful for the time I've had to get back into my crocheting and looming lately.  3 of these were made awhile back but I had just never worked in the ends.  The other 2 I've just recently made.  Now they are all complete.  I started another yesterday and hope to complete it today and maybe start another.  I'm also in the middle of looming a hot pink beanie with faux fur pompom.  It won't be long at this rate until I'll be opening that Etsy Shop again. 

*** I'm so thankful for all the Jesus has done for me, the good health, the good job, a wonderful church family and my dearly loved husband.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday Medley

Message from our hostess, Terri.....I must admit that the National Day Calendar, at times, leaves me wondering whatever am I going to do with the choices given to us.  When I saw that it is National Paperclip Day tomorrow.... well, here we go!!  Please, please read all about this day before you skip to the questions. It really is quite inspiring!!  Seriously!
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Everything below this line is from the National Day Calendar website.

National Paperclip Day May 29


National Paperclip Day is observed each year on May 29.  Yes, even the paperclip has its own day of honor. It is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organized.
While there are much earlier claims to the invention of the paperclip, according to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a “bent wire paper clip” was presented to Samuel B. Fay in the United States in 1867.   The original intention of Fay’s clip was to attach tickets to fabric. However, U.S. patent 64,088 recognized that it could also be used to attach papers together.
There were as many as 50 others that received patents for similar designs prior to 1899. One other notable name receiving a patent for his paperclip design in the United States was Erlman J. Wright in 1877.  At that time, his clip was advertised for use in fastening newspapers.
The Gem paperclip, which was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870s by The Gem Manufacturing Company, was never patented.  It is the most common type of wire paper clip and is still in use today.  It was introduced to the United States around 1892 and in 1904, Cushman & Denison registered a trademark for the “Gem” name in connection with paper clips.  Paperclips are still sometimes called “Gem clips.”
Today, paperclips come in various sizes, shapes, and colors and can make your paperwork look more fun and lively.
Paperclips are not just for holding papers together. There are many other things that you can do with them!
  • Replace a zipper tab
  • Unclog a spray bottle
  • Unclog a single serve coffee maker
  • Hem holder
  • Emergency hooks for broken necklaces
The Paper Clip Project
During World War II this small, universal office supply provided a visual method of protest at a time when any outward signs of objection could be dangerous, even in familiar company.
Early in the war, Norwegians were particularly persistent in their development of symbols. The paper clip represented “sticking together” for a time until the Nazis caught on and banned the wearing of paper clips.
According to a March 5, 1941, Provo, Utah newspaper article (The Daily Herald), the Norwegians switched to new symbols as quickly as the bans could be issued.
In 1998, a group of middle school students led by language arts teacher Sandra Roberts and associate principal David Smith began a project through a Holocaust education class. The voluntary after-school class, Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper’s idea, would be the foundation for developing tolerance and diversity.

Inspired by the story of the protesting Norwegians and their paper clips, the students began to collect six million paper clips – one paper clip representing one Jew who perished during the Holocaust. Adults today still wrestle with how the Holocaust could occur. Imagine middle school students trying to understand the magnitude of such an event on humanity.
The Paper Clip Project gained international attention and by 2001 the students collected more than 30 million paper clips. The school dedicated a Children’s Holocaust Memorial which displays an authentic German railcar filled with a portion of the paper clips.
For more information on this inspiring story, the book and film that followed visit www.oneclipatatime.org
Everything above this line is from the National Day Calendar website.

1.  Wow!  Had you ever heard of the Holocaust project involving paperclips?   It is a great teaching project, for sure!  No I've never heard of that.  But it is such an interesting story.  What a horrible time in History.

2.  Have you ever created a paperclip chain?  How long did it get?  Oh I know I have, but it's been a long time and I don't believe it was especially long.

3.  I use paperclips as hooks at Christmas time to put ornaments on the tree.  Works like a charm!! What is something you used a paperclip for, other than holding papers together?  I've used it for ornament hooks also and I've unbent them some and used them with a cloth to clean between my keyboard keys.

4.  I am amazed at the shapes and colors of paperclips available.  I found my favorite... share your favorite with us here!  I found these on the internet and think they are cute.

5.  Say goodbye to May on this last Wednesday of May.  Be poetic if you will, or simply bid it adieu. May you've been a really good month, but I suppose it is time for you to go.  See you next year.

6.  Tell us something about your week so far, please!  It's been a good week so far and I'm enjoying it.  Monday we went to Plain City and had lunch at an Amish Restaurant and then came back and decorated my parents' grave.  I've also had time to do some loomknitting and binging on NCIS in the evenings.  I think we're maybe in the about the 6th or 7th season now.  We also paid off our van, which is always a good think.  So yes, I think it's a pretty good week. 

Hope you are having a good week too.  Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday Medley

NATIONAL ROAD TRIP DAY – Friday Before Memorial Day

National Road Trip Day - Friday Before Memorial Day

1.  Have you ever done a spur-of-the-moment road trip?  Yes  Where did it take you? We take spur of the moment day trips quite often.  We've gone to Amish Country in Ohio and many other places in Ohio, Indiana, KY.  We love road trips.  In fact, hopefully we'll do one on Monday.
2.  If time and money wasn't an issue, what roads would you choose to travel and how long would you be gone?  I would love to take a month and travel out west and see as much as I could.  
3.  When you go on a long road trip, what snacks and beverages do you take?Typically, we don't pack snacks and beverages.  We'd rather stop along the way and get something to snack on or drink.  We enjoy the stops.    Do you pack a picnic?  No Does the back seat turn into a nest? Well, if you mean does it get messy, yes.  But we do try to straighten it up each day.  I usually have craft stuff to work on and hubby has pillows.  So yes, I guess you could say we turn it into a nest.  
4.  Please tell us about something interesting or strange you have seen on the side of the road. One of the funniest things we saw was the "World's Largest Peanut" just off I-75 in southern Georgia.  My husband planned for us to stop with the girls and kept telling us about it and then when we got there, it was just so funny.  Not at all what I expected.  But the girls still talk about it today!
5.  Who does the driving when you head out in the car? Hubby does most of the driving, but I take the wheel some too.  Do you stop in the rest areas along our Interstate highways when you have to use the facilities, or do you choose a fast-food restaurant or gas station instead?  Not TMI... inquiring minds want to know!    Yes, we do stop in rest areas, especially love to stop in the Welcome Centers.   We also use restaurants and gas stations for the facilities too.  Just depends if we need gas or it's meal time, where and when we stop.
6.  Please share something with us about your week so far.  Hubby and I went to our nephew's jazz band concert last night.  It's been a long time since we've been to a school concert.  Loved it.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thankful Thursday

I'm joining in with Thankful Thursday with Rebecca today.  You can click here if you'd like to join.

I am so thank for my family...my hubby, my girls and my grandson.  I can't imagine life without them.  I'm so glad God loaned them to me for this life.  I love them all.

Tell me what you're thankful for this week.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday Medley

(Who even knew this could be a day to celebrate in 2019?!!)

Everything below this line is from the National Day Calendar.

National Nylon Stocking Day is observed across the country each year on May 15.
Many may not remember ever hearing the term “nylon stockings.” Varying in color, design, and transparency, a nylon stocking (also known as hose) is a close-fitting, variously elastic garment worn the same as socks or tights.
Stockings worn before the 1890s were made of woven cloth such as cotton, linen, wool or silk.   Before the 1920s, women’s stockings were worn for warmth.  As hemlines of women’s dresses rose in the 1920s, women began to wear stockings over their exposed legs.  These 1920s stockings were sheer, made first of silk or rayon, followed by nylon after 1940.
Chemical company DuPont’s introduction of nylon in 1939 began a high demand for stockings in the United States.  As nylon stockings were inexpensive, durable and shear, up to 4 million pairs would be purchased each day.
On February 11, 1942, as America entered World War II, DuPont ceased production of nylon stockings and switching their focus to the manufacture of parachutes, airplane cords and rope.  This created a mass shortage followed by a black market for stockings.  At the end of World War II, DuPont resumed production of the stockings but could not meet the demand leading to nylon riots in American stores. In time, DuPont was able to increase its output.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the first pantyhose made its appearance.  Film and theater productions had stockings sewn to the briefs of actresses and dancers, as seen in popular films such as Daddy Long Legs. Unlike stockings, pantyhose did not require a garter belt to hold the stockings up.
Pantyhose were introduced in 1959, providing a convenient alternative to stockings which led to a decline in their sales.  In 1970, for the first time, United States sales of pantyhose exceeded stocking sales and has remained the same ever since.   In 1987, there was a slight decline in sales in pantyhose due to the newly invented hold-ups. However, they remain the most purchased kind of hosiery.
Everything above this line is from the National Day Calendar site.

1.      Do you (men don't have to answer) ever wear stockings today? No, I do not.
2.     Terri can remember her mom wearing hose with the seam in the back.  Do you have any memories of those? I know they were there, but I don’t recall any of us wearing them.  During the war, when stockings were scarce, women would draw a line on their legs to simulate wearing stockings!  How far would you go to superficially fake something today? Probably not too far.  I guess it would really depend on what I was trying to “fake”.

3.     Women actually rioted after WWII because Dupont couldn't keep up with the demand for nylon stockings!  Is there anything today you would riot for if the supply dried up (other than basic food and water needs)? Can’t think of anything

4.     Pantyhose were first called Panty Legs.  I'm sure we all have worn pantyhose at one time or another (again, men don't have to answer). Do you still have a pair or three in a drawer?  No, I don’t think that I do.  Do you wear them? Nope

5.     This is also National Chocolate Chip Day.  Perhaps chocolate is something to riot for if we ran out?  Joe's favorite cookie is chocolate chip.  What is yours? Homemade Chocolate Chip and if store bought – Oreo Double Stuff

6.     Please share something with us about your week.  I completed another baby blanket last night, except I still have to work in the ends.  I have so been enjoying crocheting lately.  Hoping to start a new project tonight, although it will probably be done on the loom.  I’m planning on getting my Etsy Shop opened again soon, I hope. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Things I'm thankful for in pictures from our trip.

Time with this little guy.  We are so blessed to have had 4 days with him.

Wearing the hat Papaw made him out of his placemat.

His papaw was so proud because he gave him his first ear of corn, showed him how to eat it and Colton chowed down.  I'm so thankful for the bond between Papaw and grandson that is developing.

Time spent with Kelli was so awesome.  We had some of the best talks.

Time spent walking on this beach

Getting to watch Colton swimming and having fun.  

Rainforest Cafe Fun with Kerri and Colton in Texas

Rainforest Cafe Fun with Kelli in Florida
We had such a wonderful trip and were blessed with safe travels for 2 weeks.  We were on the road a lot, but God protected us the whole time.

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