On Being Creative…

I’m ashamed to say that I have a gift for someone’s baby shower that I never finished making. I started it before the baby was born in February and it’s still hanging on the wall in the kitchen in a zip lock bag to keep it clean. The baby is now 6 months old and her parents have yet to receive my gift! Aren’t I just awful? I tried selling my artwork over 20 years ago but it just didn’t sell well. I mostly made FRAKTUR Birth/Baptism certificates or documents. I even had a few orders for them plus a few Marriage certificates which I stopped making when the married couples kept ended up getting divorced! I’ve also created an assortment of other odds and ends to give away which clutter up my acid free museum quality storage box. .

Recently I have been considering making POSITVE WORDS in the Fraktur style and just framing them to give away as gifts.. what do you think? A good idea?

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Ancient Telescope

I am at the Hoysaleswara temple in India, and here you can see a spectacular carving that debunks history. You can clearly see that this man is holding a telescope. And without a doubt this is a telescope, it is cylindrical with a smaller end near the eyepiece and gradually becomes larger on the other […]

via Indian Carving shows telescope was used 500 years before modern invention! Ancient Aliens in India? — awesomeplaces2see

BUTTER … The Movie

Have you seen this movie on Netflix yet? You might think it’s appropriate for kids because there a kid in it but it is NOT! There’s a stripper/hooker with sex in a car and lesbian making out with the teen-aged daughter in her bedroom. So please don’t take your innocent children to see it if there are any of those left in this world. I’m not a prude by any means but I’m just saying what looks like a nice family movie is very much an adult movie.

Unusual Posts.. by Me

I sometimes post about unusual subject matters that the close minded crowd won’t like. I’m a super curious, woman with a wild imagination.  I like to explore (read about) the unknown even if it scares me sometimes. Like about reincarnation, meditation, angels.. oddities I read about online and in here. Yes I read about aliens and conspiracy theories.  So does that make me weird?  Well that’s too bad, go read someone else’s posts! Then I walk away feeling funny about myself. “What will my readers think?”  Do I have many readers anyway? NO! So who cares? Why do I care anyway? Why am I so insecure? I just need to express my thoughts no matter how off your wall they may be! HA!

Babysitting.. Grandma tries to Follow the Rules

I never considered myself a wonderful parent. Now that my daughter is the mother of a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, I can see that this true.. I am not comfortable telling other people what to do, I am not a take charge kind of person and I’ve been known to be directed by bossed around by my granddaughter, and I’m supposed to help babysit them for 4 days? Eek! I’ll have to learn to be assertive and not get tricked into the children’s shenanigans. I am so lucky my daughter and son turned out alright, SERIOUSLY! They are both hard workers and responsible adults! They have their flaws of course but hopefully not as bad as they think mine are! I have my faults too. I’m obese and my face can be rather clownish at times while expressing myself. I am a procrastinator of the worse kind when it comes to cleaning my house, and I allow my physical limitations (I have Pelvic Organ Prolapse) dictate my job searches. Well guess what my husband has CKD and I have to freaking grow up now! The medical bills will pile up weather we have financial aid or not. If only I could find a sit down job assembling things. I love that kind of job in manufacturing, except I can’t see or remember as well as I used to. I need to get my head examined, seriously I do.

Why Did Mell Marry Eliza?

Why did John Melvin French marry Eliza Ann Sickler? Did he love her from afar? Was it a spur of the moment business arrangement between her father Ziba Sickler and John and his father who were employed to build homes for Sickler?

John Melvin French (Myron's father) Old Bung) High res

John Melvin French was nicknamed “Old Bung” we have no idea why exactly or who had the nerve to call him that. I suppose it was behind his back. He was often in bad mood I am told.

Here’s a photo of Eliza taken shortly before she died of a stroke, with her is her sister Hattie Sickler Sawyer, who resembled their mother. I reassemble the unsmiling Eliza in many ways right down to that huge abdomen!

Eliza Sickler French shortly before she died.