Monday, October 10, 2016

I am so sick of all the political stuff. I knew from the beginning there was no way I'd vote for Hillary. I could never stand that women and her extreme left wing policies are to use her expression, deplorable. I will be glad when it's all over. I just hope Killary does not win.

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Sunday, October 10, 2016

I went to church. it was raining from the outskirts of Hurricane Matthew. Fortunately, we only got a light rain as it went off the coast of Virginia. After lunch, the sun came out and my niece called to go to Milburn Orchard for there pumpkin and harvest. We always enjoy going there. We were shocked at the increase in price. Although, seniors were only $5.00, everyone over 2 years old was $10.00. Last year, children were the same as seniors and adults were $8.00. It cost my niece $30.00 for the three of them.

Ethan enjoyed the playsets and we all enjoyed the straw bale maze and the hayride.

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Saturday, Oct 9, 2016

After the rain, the woods in back of my house should smell fresh and sweet and clean. Not! It smells like stink bugs. They are in the trees and the air in my back yard reeks of them. Their numbers are down. I've only have around a dozen that I caught in my bottle in the house and around the door waiting for me to open it so they can get in. They craw between the door and the jam. They are sneaky little critters.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

I went to the bank and the church today. I made a mistake on the deposit so had to fix it. I also had to figure out the money we got from the Fundraising Breakfast we had for Camp Pecometh. It took a lot of time to figure it out and get the money ready to deposit. I also printed out the statements so I can do the reconciliation either tomorrow or Wednesday.

I did a load of wash early this morning and other than walking the dog, I didn't do anything else.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Steeple Chasin"
Little Bible Church on Central Avenue in North Wildwood. I took this photo when we visited the Hereford lighthouse in N. Wildwood on September 10th.


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Today, I went to church and sang in the choir. After Church, I walked Sparky and had some lunch. I sliced the ham I baked yesterday and ate a ham sandwich. I put two slices in the frig and the rest in the freezer. I'll have a slice for dinner tonight with some asparagus and winter squash.

I wrote out some get well cards. It seems a lot of my family and friends are having health problems. I try to keep them in my prayers but there are so many I can't remember them all. God knows who they are and what they need.

This afternoon, I cut off some seed pods from my purple cone flowers and black eyed Susans. I'm going to toss some across the road. They will look pretty along the road. I have to put them up the hill so the mower doesn't cut them down. I also want to plant them in front of my neighbor's shed. It is nice and sunny there and they should do well.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

I got a few things done today. I cut some seed pods off the black eyed Susan's, changed the bed with the winter blanket and quilt, changed the towels, baked a ham and squash for tomorrow's dinner, changed the fish filter, and changed the summer and winter clothes in the closets.

It was misty all day and has been rainy and gloomy for several days.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

I am so tired of the political campaigning. I knew who I was voting for a year ago. I don't need to hear all the garbage that goes on in the media.

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Friday Flower Bloggin'

It's time for my beautiful cyclamens to bloom. The flowers appear on their stalks before the leaves come up.


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The forecast for today is rain. Rain for the next 6 days. I better build an ark. I'm supposed to go out with friends Alice and Lyn. There are flood warnings. The road by the Army Corps of Engineers may be flooded. We may have to drive 20 miles to get around it.

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Throw-back Thursday
This is cropped from a wedding photo. I don't know whose wedding it was. It was possibly a friend of my mother's. She and Dad were attendants.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oh my goodness. I haven't blogged since June. I didn't realize it had been that long. I keep telling myself I will do better. I hope I do.

This awesome sunset was taken Sept. 21, 2016. I was on my way to choir practice and hoped I would get to the marina before the sunset. There were cars all over the road taking photos. I took this from the parking lot of the Army Corps. of Engineers about a half mile from my house. It is one of the most beautiful I had ever seen. I didn't even need to enhance it but only resized it for my blog post.


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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday Flower Bloggin'


It's lily time. My beautiful Asiatic Lily is bloom and so are my yellow Stella d'Ora lilies. I brought them with me from Vineland. There are more with buds on them that will be blooming soon.

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Monday, June 6, 2016


I spent Saturday afternoon at my neighbor, Natalie's 11 birthday party.


The children had a wonderful time on the water slide. Natalie is in the center ready to go down the slide. Her brother is on the left with the water gun.

Natalie's mom, Delores made most of the food. A guest named Susan, said it was the best Mexican Food she ever tasted. I enjoyed her rice and her sister-in-law’s Mexican spaghetti

Natalie's dad, Juan, was the master chef, specializing in roasted pork and chicken which were excellent.

Natalie's Aunt made a cake. It was a colorful confetti cake and someone else made
Another cake, a white cake with a creamy pineapple - coconut filling between the layers.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Today would have been our 45th Anniversary. We had 35 wonderful years together.


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Thursday, May 26, 2016


This is a photo of my mother's cousin's husband, Dewey. It was probably taken in the 1930's at my great aunt and uncle's farm in Landenberg, PA. The family went there every summer holiday until Aunt Fanny died. I believe 6 generations of the family had been there at one time or another. We now refer to ourselves at the "Small Family". My grandmother's maiden name was Small. She had 5 sisters and 3 brothers. They all came with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also, their parents and great uncle.

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I got a couple projects done today. I primed and painted the patch in the drywall in the laundry room. The electrician had to cut a hole in the wall to replace the wiring from the switch to the outdoor light. It buzzed when I turned on the light. He replaced the switch but that didn't fix the problem. I got a new fixture and some new wire and another new switch. He replaced everything. The wire was only 2 feet long but it had been stapled to the 2x4. Anyway, it's all fixed now. Just have to wait for the paint to dry to put everything back in place.

The temp says 90 degrees out there. Sparky is on the deck. The awning is out but I guess he is basking in the warmth. I will take him for a walk around the yard as it's too hot to take him around the block. We can do that this evening when it cools off.

I also got a couple dozen daffodils planted. Some had dug them up and thew them out on the road. I don't know if they'll bloom next year because the leaves may not have stored up enough energy. They will bloom the following year though.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The McConnell Family in the Race for Recovery


We all gathered at East Goshen Park to support my cousin, Tom, and The Redmed organization, where Tom is a patient. I was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to spend the day with my cousins. Don is on the left and I am on the right with my cousins all in the middle.

Don, Shawn, Kristina's mom, Kennedy, Kristina, Tom, Donna, and Gianna, Judy, Dee, Scott, Shannon holding Ella, and Karol with Tom and his caretaker in front.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My Peony is blooming. The weather has been cool and rainy. The flowers are lasting longer this year. The peony has just started and the irises are lining the walk. The weeds are growing wild. Is hard to keep up with the grass cutting because of all the wet weather.

Tomorrow, I go to Don's and then we are going in a run/walk to support my cousin's Brain Injury Foundation. It will be good to see all my cousins. With our parents gone, we don't see each other enough.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yesterday, I went to the church thinking I only had a few things to do and would be done quickly. Wrong. I was there all morning. I had planned to go to the home depot but wasn't able to. When I got home, I walked Sparky and got some lunch. Then I was too tired to go to the store.

I will be going back to the church this morning to get some more things done. But even if I get finished early, it is raining and I don't won't to get the mulch when it is wet and raining.

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Mother's Day, 1952


Moma, Grandmom, and Uncle Bud. I love the hats and corsages. I looked around in church and no one had corsages. It used to be a custom to buy mother's a corsage. Moma would send me on the bus to Darby to get the corsages at the florist in the bus terminal. The church would give out carnations; a white one if your mother was deceased and a pink one if your mother was living. My church here gives our carnations but all one color. Past years, they have been white with red centers. This year they were all pink. I guess traditions have been forgotten but the memories haven't. I remember taking this photo with my Kodak Brownie Camera that I had gotten for Christmas.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Flower Bloggin'


This was taken 2 years ago but is blooming now and a little bigger. I had to remover the vine from the fence as the center post need replacing. I am training it to cover up the old satellite dish that I never used. The company never removes them. It has been a gloomy week, with rain, mist, clouds and cold. Sparky and I got soaked this morning. I tried to tell him he didn't really want to go out but he insisted.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

It's Throw-back-Thursday. Here we have Ted, Grandfather Cutler, Kathy, Grandmother Cutler and Tom. Also with dog, Jack.


Today, I am going with my friend, Alice to her doctor in Belair, MD and this evening, I will be singing with my church friends at the National Day of Prayer. Due to the lousy weather, it will be held at Trinity UMC. It is an ecumenical event and was scheduled for outdoors in the park.

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Monday, May 2, 2016


My azaleas and irises are blooming. It was rainy today but the sun has come out in the late afternoon. The weatherman never seems to get it right.

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Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association Gala


The CCEA held a fundraising Gala April 2nd. The theme was Blast From the Past with music from the 50's and 60's. We were decked out in our poodle skirts. Some dressed as hippies and some were elegantly dressed in the style our mother's wore with lovely dresses, hats and gloves. We were doing the Cha-Cha in this photo.

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