October 13, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Well, I’m back in business. I am grateful for all my friends and family who are so supportive.

I woke up at 5:30 and was wide-awake so I got up and got a cup of coffee. Danny didn’t even stir until I was nearly done my coffee. He came running down and jumped up on my lap. I took him out and saw my neighbor’s lights on. Danny barked at someone in the drive way and I said, “Alex is that you?” The guy didn’t answer and then I heard Alex talking to the guy and Danny ran up to greet Alex. They were getting ready to go to Washington, DC for the weekend.

I came back in, got another cup of coffee, and came up to the computer. I dug out the Comcast bill and it said 24/7 so I called and the guy helped get my computer up and running. I think the storm last Thursday knocked the modem out of whack.

I went to the Colonial Swedish Conference today, in Swedesboro. It was an all day affair and I met a lot of nice people. When I went in, a girl introduced herself as Carol and I said, “Hello, my name is also Karol only I spell my name with a K.”

This year, the conference focused on a Finish Botanist named Pehr Kalm. Pehr is Swedish for Peter. He came to the new world in the middle 1700’s to study the plants and trees here. There were so many species that were not found in Europe. He became part of Ben Franklin’s circle of friends. He was also friends with John Bartram, another colonial Botanist living in Philadelphia. Pehr traveled extensively throughout the Delaware Valley as well as up into Canada. Since he was not English, the French let him in. He visited Niagara Falls and sent back descriptions of it. A pen and ink drawing was done from his description in London and then sent to Ben Franklin in Philadelphia. It was the first drawing the colonist had seen of the falls.

I’m going to get a light dinner and watch a tape.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by tedkarol at October 13, 2007 6:19 PM

I enjoyed the History lesson Karol. You surely have a wide range of intersts and you always learn so much, and even I learn a little something too from your lessons. I'm glad you went and met some nice people I think that's great! Hope next week is good for you. Ruth

Posted by: Ruth at October 14, 2007 2:15 PM