Monday, August 17, 2015

Here it is- August 17, 2015. Had the second shoulder op on Feb.11, 2015 in the Albany  "Capital Region Ambulatory Center". Much more repairs required this time. Now have 2 ArthroCare Spartan sutures anchors with a scorpion suture passer used to pass all four limbs of suture through the posterior anchor and two limbs of suture through the anterior anchor. A knot pusher used to tie three horizontal mattresses, reducing the rotor cuff to it`s anatomic insertion  on the greatest tuberosity. Motorized bar used to resect  distal 8 to 10 millimeters of digital clavicle, completing the distal clavicle resection. repaired rotor cuff tear, glenohumeral joint and AC joint, impingement syndrome, and proximal biceps partial tearing of the intraarticular portion of t5he tendon. It has been 6 months now since this left shoulder repairs and  Dr Zanoras has just okayed me for strengthening therapy exercises. I do have all the movements back in both shoulders, the right shoulder op was done 6 months before this left shoulder op. At my age, it did weaken my resistance more than I expected, but am slowly getting back to feeling normal again. Will be celebrating my 84th Birthday next month on September 4th. Can`t wait to get back the strength so can accomplish more again.

Have finally been back working in my wood shop. Turned an old bed frame into a beautiful bench which sits out back under the canvas shelter with the large round table and two benches I made years ago. Usually also have my nice  two seater swing  out there, but with operations, didn`t  bring it out this summer.  Also last week I replaced a broken shelf on the bottom under the bathroom wall cupboard and am now waiting for paint to dry so can add the board to finish the shelf on the back of the old couch I converted last year. Last year I also made two long narrow tables that sit behind the couch to hold plants in front of the large picture window and two smaller windows in my front room.
 I love working in my wood shop.

This summer I attended a   party for a Granddaughter Christina (Morehouse) Crowd who Graduated from College  and earned her Nursing Degree for Registered Nurse. She is not only now working as a Nurse in our local Hospital, mother of two lovely children, married, but also going back to college to become a Nurse Praction-er in a Dr`s  office.

I also attended a great granddaughter`s High School Graduation party (Kyrah Brown) a couple weeks ago.   All of my grandchildren are now out of school except for one- Latasha, the youngest, but have many great grandchildren in school, some lots older than Latasha. So proud of all my family.

With help from my son-in-law Gino, I was able to have my garden again this year using the earth boxes along with other containers which I have sitting up off the ground on standards I made in the past. I call it my "stand-up garden" as I walk around caring for them. Already have  green string beans in the freezer. Have eaten and given away many zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes. Other tomatoes just beginning to ripen. Ate a few squash with more still growing on the vines.Everything seems to be doing good this year. Even the grapes from vines my son Walter bought for me are doing good. One is overloaded with purple grapes which are slowly ripening. Last year I threw away some grapes because the package said green grapes , so when saw what looked like black grapes, I thought they were rotting. Later discovered that green grape vine had been marked wrong and was actually a purple grape vine.  Those purple grapes are delicious.

Two more of my family are expecting babies soon. One granddaughter is expecting twins- a boy and a girl. Another grandson`s wife is expecting a boy. First children for both of them. My family just keeps enlarging.

My little Pug is now 4 years old. Still has his front leg disabilities, but to watch him run, it never has slowed him down. I remember that little puppy who slid across the floor with callouses constantly on his middle joints of both front legs because his legs couldn`t  open. With lots of therapy I eventually got his legs open far enough for him to walk on all 4 paws, but his legs will never open  more than about  half way, but no  more callouses and his chin is not almost touching the floor anymore  as he walks. He is such a happy dog and loves everyone. Children and adults alike love playing with "Roo". My friend, the Breeder of small dogs names him "Roo"  because he constantly sits up on his hind end like a kangaroo. He is the best companion anyone could have. After loosing my beloved Border Collie after over 14 years I wasn`t  sure I ever wanted to get another dog, but when this little baby Pug kept following me all over my friends home,  I couldn`t  say no when she asked me if I wanted to take him home with me. I am so glad I said yes.

Guess that is most of the news to write about this time. Y love my family very much.

Saturday, September 06, 2014


September 6, 2014 Starting another new year of life- 83 years young and mu Pug "Roo"

September 6th, 2014
Here I am, just 2 days after my Birthday with not much new to write about. Had a very nice Birthday  Thursday the 4th. Being 83 is no different than being 82, just another day. Youngest daughter brought all the fixings and made a nice chicken dinner for me. My granddaughter and the nice fellow my daughter is with also ate dinner with my daughter and I at my table.  What a nice time.  Others also showed up or phoned. Hadn`t  seen my sister Ginny since my shoulder op almost four months ago, and was surprised when her and her daughter (who lives in another state) showed up to visit on my birthday. Have three sisters, one lives miles from me, and one we seldom hear from unless I phone her, but this other sister I was seeing quite often when could drive. Have  been doing only short drives so far, but won`t be long before I can do more.  Have all the shoulder and arm movements back, now working on getting the strength back, which has to be done slowly, little at a time- not to injure  where it was operated on.

   My little Pug dog "Roo" is now laying beside my comp chair yelping at me  using the yelp that says " my water dish is empty".  Here I am back again, water dish filled. Roo got his name because he often sits on his fanny with his front legs extended in front of him like a kangaroo sits. So, my friend, the dog breeder named him Roo.  He also has a special whine that means he wants more food. He has his own way of letting me know  what he wants.  He makes sure I get up every morning by coming over and putting his front feet upon the edge of my bed and gives a couple of whines which mean get up and feed me. If I lay still and don`t open my eyes, he will go back and lay down on his pillow bed for a while. Then back he comes to my bed to try again. This goes on until I get up. Everybody loves him and he loves everyone. He turned  3 years old in May and sure has brought me much happiness. He was just a few months old when I brought him home with me and have always been glad I did.  He lets me know when he wants to play by bringing his toys and dropping them beside  me. He still doesn`t  give  the toys to me when he fetches them, just brings them close to me and if I reach for them he will suddenly try to beat me getting them. But if I ignore him, then he brings them , he will then drops them under my chair, walk away and lays down just watching me and waiting for me to get them and toss them across the floor again  for him to run after. Before I got him, it had been over two years since I lost  by beloved Border Collie and my empty house  was much to quiet and lonely since I lost Walt back in 2002.   I would often turn on  the TV  just  to hear some noise in this quiet house. Not so empty and lonesome with Roo keeping me busy.  My sister told me she thought  my getting Roo was the best thing I could have done as I look much happier after I got him. He is so darn cute and lovable. He does have this one bad habit- if a piece of paper towel or  newspaper happens to fall on the floor, he often will chew it into pieces for me to clean up. This mostly happens if I am away for hours and he is alone, like he is telling  me I was gone too long.  Very seldom happens because I usually make sure I have taken care of things before leaving. The other day I was gone longer than usual, first went for therapy, then after coming home, I decided to go grocery shopping then instead of waiting for the next day. So was gone in both the morning and again that afternoon.  Found some pieces of newspaper to pick up when got home. He has never chewed on anything else, but his chew toys since he was born. 

  Guess I should go start the washer and gets something done. Have only cared for Roo, made out the bills  and  done dishes so far this morning. Expecting a thunder storm this afternoon. Saw on the news that there might be a bad storm in Canada, hoping not and hoping no damage from the storm. Much of our  weather is formed  by what  is happening   north of us in Canada.  Well. this isn`t   getting any work done, of course would rather sit here than work, but it won`t get  done unless I do it.  So, signing off till another day.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


August 28, 2014-still in therapy for right shoulder op.

August 28, 2914-still in therapy for right shoulder op.

Here it is another year gone by. So much has happened this past year.  Finally got someone to believe me when I keep saying I did more damage in the last fall than just pulled muscles. Took almost two years to get someone to take the MRI as all those wasted ex-rays don`t show  torn rotor cuffs and other damage.  Had the right shoulder operated on May 14, 2014.  Once shoulder was healed, therapy was started on June 4th. After almost three months  of therapy and a 5 pound lift limit, on August 19th the Dr finally allowed me to start strengthening  therapy sessions- so another 6-8 weeks therapy was ordered. So far all is going well. Have all the movements of the shoulder and arm back. Now to get back the strength so can start doing more. Long rime waiting, getting very anxious to be allowed to do more. Once this shoulder is back working ok, then the other shoulder will be operated on for the same damages.  Hope even better luck with the next op.. The Dr wasn`t able to connect a small part of the right shoulder because it was too far gone from damage. I often wonder if it might not have been that damaged if the Dr`s  had listened to me and  the op  had been  done over a year before. Dr  told me the right shoulder looked the most damaged, hoping he is correct and the left one isn`t as bad.  Time will tell.

 Tomatoes just starting to ripen in my garden earth boxes.  Was real late starting my garden this year. Did manage to start a few tomato and green pepper plants inside, just not as early as other years. One of my daughters and her wonderful hubby helped me getting the boxes filled and planted .
 Thankful to them, plus thankful to my oldest daughter for all her transportation taking me to therapy three times every week. Yesterday I went out and started cutting down some flowers that were overtaking my flower beds. My S-I-L came over and dug out the heavy roots for me. Still having trouble standing by watching others helping with the work I had always done myself over the years.

 Also hoping it won`t  be long before I can get back square dancing again.  I had completed the learning sessions and graduated up to being a full member of the " Merry Mohican`s Square Dance group". Was in my second year of belonging when  the bad fall put everything to a stop. Wonderful group and lots of fun, plus was also enjoying our short trips to join other groups  square dancing in their areas. Was also invited to some groups further away, maybe one day I will end up going since have met many of them who have driven the long rides to our dances.

After the falls, was also in therapy for about 2 months for the sciatic nerve pain which was making it almost impossible to walk. Therapy handled that pain and walking became better again.

Was wanting to get back working in my woodshop. Well, last week I did manage to finish making the double gates to enclose my back porch. Neighbors cats were after the birds that came to my feeders there.  I decided I could stay within the 5 pound limit by carrying one or two small boards at a time, laying them down on the back porch and connecting them there. Must say, I am satisfied with how they turned out. Now, if I could only get another neighbor to keep his dogs home instead of doing their business in my yard for me to clean up. We do have a Law that all dogs must be tied up, I just don`t want neighbor problems that turning them in would cause. Yesterday I heard another neighbor is complaining about the same problem.

  Can`t believe I have another birthday coming up in just one more week. Don`t know how one is supposed to feel at 83, only know I don`t feel any different than I did years ago.  Feeling tired more now since the op. , but am sure it is from all this therapy workout and my body getting more used to doing less with the op  5 pound limit for so long. I do feel I will get my strength back and again be doing more again. Hoping the next op doesn`t  weaken my system and change that. Not sure when it will be done, only know my next Dr  apt is in November. Operating in winter would make getting to therapy very hard since I won`t be able to drive and hate asking anyone to drive me in bad winter weather.  When things get hard, I remind me that my mother had three ops in her 80`s, one for an eye replacement, one to repair a broken hip with  bad results and the third was a hip replacement. She lacked three days of being 91,  which gives me courage to keep fighting to accomplish the things I want to do. Only thing I wish is I had my older sister`s courage to just get in the car and travel alone, so much  and places I would love to go. Would be wonderful to be traveling meeting those wonderful friends I have met on the net.

 Well, I will sign off with wishes for  good health and much happiness to all my internet friends. Hoping I find it easier getting here into my Blog next time. Love and Hugs being sent.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013
Another year older and still keeping busy. Caught skunk # 5 this morning. Praying this is the last one living under my wood shop.

  Had a nice Birthday. Have one great granddaughter who was born on my Birthday. I call her my Birthday baby. When my daughter ( her grandmother) asked her how old she was going to be, she answered 5. Then she asked her how old is great grandma  going to be and she answered 16.  So, some of the grandchildren wished me a Happy 16th Birthday. Later  a niece told me I was only 35, told her no I was turning the numbers backward and going to be 28.   Think I may be the oldest member of our Merry Mohican square dance group, but there are a couple in their 90`s in some other groups. At first wasn`t sure I would be able to learn all those fancy steps, surprised myself. Just started the second year this month and still having loads of fun. Nothing like the square dancing done over the years, so many fancy steps to learn. Now I am helping new dancers. The second year we are called Angels and we dance with the new members helping them learn. Hoping all the new members enjoy it as much as I do so they will continue coming all year.

  My little Pug "Roo" has already headed for the bedroom to sleep on his bed by the side of my bed.  All I have to do is open the bedroom door and say- You want to go to bed, and off he runs and doesn`t move again till I get up in the morning, unless he hears something outside. Still seems funny not owning a large dog after so many years of big dogs, but he sure has captured my heart. Yesterday he sneaked out when a son went into the house. One of my great grandson`s told me - Gram, Roo is loose. Lucky he came running out back where we were. Not too long ago he was still scared to run down the steps, now he goes down too fast.  He loves bei ng outside, but once the snow starts he will become just an inside dog again. His front legs disability doesn`t allow him to open them all the way, so he isn`t tall enough to walk even in low snow.

 Worried last week when we had two nights down in the low 30`s with some frost, but so far the garden is still doing ok.  Hoping no more frost until the tomatoes have time to all ripen and the rest of the green peppers grow larger.  Ate a lot of string beans, froze a lot also.  Have so far, green string beans, zucchini,  and peppers in the freezer for winter. Hoping to add tomatoes.  Lettuce and cucumbers finished for this year.

  Won`t be long before it will be time to rehang the plastic around my side  porch. Helps a lot , blocking the cold when ever the door gets opened. Last year found an easier way for hanging the plastic without leaving staples to pull back out. Now I just hand them using hooks and eyes. Easier to take back down, plus easier to put up. Wish I had thought of doing it this way years ago. Also means no shoveling snow from the porch with it closed in, only the step spot is left open.

   Facebook is still driving me crazy. Last winter when I started using a different computer it  messed everything up. When I signed into my same place I used on the old comp, it didn`t continue where I was on the old comp. It was a while before I  realized it had started a new account using the same information I signed up with on the old comp.   When I try to close out the second account, it closes out both accounts. So I tried leaving both accounts deactivated and start a new account  , I couldn`t . It kept telling me I already had an account and just reopened both accounts again.  Even the games I was playing on the old comp became new games on the newer comp. It says you can close out one account, but so far there info hasn`t worked for me.

 Well , enough rambling off for tonight. Almost 11:30 now, so guess should head for bed soon.

Sunday, September 01, 2013


Soon to be 82, what is happening now?

The past few months have kept me busy. Not the normal gardening, house repairs and other things normal for this time of year. First I was getting run over with carpenter ants coming in through the bathroom fan. After a couple months finally conquered them. Nest came the skunks. So far 4 have been removed, they seems to have loved living under my wood shop. Now trying hard to get the fifth one to come out from under there.  Seems like the chipmunks , squirrels , wildcat and neighbors cats also love the bread with peanut butter I was using  to draw out the skunks. I had a very scared cat the time I opened the cage to let it out. Then there was the black squirrel, never saw anything so scared as it was when I opened the cage door to release it. It took off up the near tree, then up onto the shop/garage roof and out of sight.  I hadn`t seen it again for almost two months. But, this past week it showed up again. Couple days ago I tried another way to  make it harder for them to sneak out the bread. I used an old plastic onion bag and wrapped the bread and PButter in it and wired it to the inside of the cage. Took the other animals three days to finally pull  the bag outside  through the small holes of the cage. But, still have that skunk under my shop. Then I placed the cage onto a board so other animals cannot dig  out the dirt under the cage to get the food.  Wish me luck, I still small a skunk early in the mornings. Worrying my dog might lay where it can pick up the odor on  his fur. If I ever get the last one (hoping the last one) out, then must figure out a way to better close it up so they can`t dig back under next year. Seem to come back every year. Will not know if just the one skunk left under there till after it is gone and when I shovel in the hole it stays closed.

 While fighting skunks, I found I was being over run with wasps. According to TV reports bees are getting scarce. Wish that was true on my property. Was watching bees going in and out different places in the eaves of my kitchen addition end of the house. Couldn`t find where the actual nest was. That got solved when a son pulled off all those small boards used to fill in each space between all the ends of the roof rafters on the added kitchen roof. Between each rafter was 4 or 5, sometimes more,  nests- all loaded. Must have easily been over a thousand bees living there. Well, that area is cleared out and all the boards have been replaced and properly sealed up to prevent them making new nests.  Next was to check out where they were going in and out on the other corner of the house. Expected only one  nest there, but wrong again. A little spraying had bees flying out of lots of places along the length of the long front eaves on the rest of the house. No small boards to pull off there- has long boards closing up the length of the house.  Seems like there is never a dull moment when you own  your own home.

 Is this what is called early  Birthday gifts? 

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Answers for the two friends wanting phone # and wanting to receive the puzzles

This is special for  a couple friends who posted recently. One asked for phone #, other was interested in receiving puzzles. I left replies to you both in my comments under my last two posts and wondered if you both received my answers. Hoping you did. Looking forward to hearing from you both. Hugs and all the best always, Dot

Here it is already August 15,2013 and so cool last night it felt like Fall was already here- down in the low 40`s F. Still feeling a bit on the chilly side this morning.  But expected to get back into the 80`s F next week.
 Taking advantage of the cooler weather for working outside. A few months ago I made a new two bin compost bin a little closer to the house, but still over on the empty lots I  own next to the house property. Well, not completely empty as there are trees and some bushes there, most of the trees now are white birch on that property. The old three bin compost place was getting in poor condition, so tore it down. Spread most of the good compost soil there around under the apple tree.  Spent years trying to keep that apple tree growing. My youngest daughter brought it home back when she was a young girl in the lower school grades and her class went to a tree place where they gave every child a little tree to take home. She picked the little 2 foot tall apple tree. Today she has a grandchild about that same age. Well, one year that baby tree died, but the following year it came back up as two trees from the same trunk. I have been spraying  it for years and the only problem I ever have is caused by too much water and we sure have had way too much rain the past few years. This year the tree is loaded. Squirrels are constantly going up the tree, knocking down an apple, chewing a few bites from it, going back up and knocking down another one to chew. They continue doing this leaving me plenty of ground apples to keep picking up and tossing over for the compost.  Many of the apples are starting to get red. Hoping they are better apples this year.

  Not sure if I ever posted about the small Pug I brought home with me back in October 2011 when he was only 5 months old. He was born with front leg disabilities. He couldn`t open his front legs very far so he couldn`t walk using his front paws and slid along on the first half of his legs with his head almost touching the floor. The breeder was a close friend of mine who intended on keeping him herself. But when I was visiting her that day, well first guess should tell you how he got his name "Roo". He was always sitting up on his fanny  with his front legs held in front of him and resembled the way the kangaroo sits up. So the breeder named him Roo  from the end of kangaroo. Well Roo started following me all over her home, where ever we went he followed me. If I sat down, he would stand in front of me waiting for me to pick him up and of course I did. When I was getting ready to leave for home, there was Roo still following me to the door. Then my friend asked me if I would like to take him home. Of course the answer was yes, I had already became attached to him.  Right now he is laying hald on my feet while I am writing here. He sure is spoiled.
    The friend had taken Roo to the vet when he was born, vet tried braces, said they made things worse, so removed them. Said there was an operation, but could make things worse, so that was out. Well, once I owned him I started using therapy on his front legs hoping it might loosen them. Here it is  almost two years later and he is doing better. He no longer walks on half his leg, but on his paws. His front legs do not open all the way, but they are open enough so he can walk on his feet the center leg joint  a ways up off the floor and the tendon under both front legs has loosened a lot, allowing the legs to open  on a slant. Now his head is up much higher from the floor , more like a normal healthy dogs head  height. Took him out to see the breeder friend last Fall and she was amazed at how much better he was, need to find time to drive back again so she can see even more improvement now. Everyone who sees him seems to fall in love with him. He is a pure breed Pug and just loves everyone. Sometimes I think the great grandchildren come more to see him than me. Haha.  But that is fine with me. 
   I now have  a total of 27 great grandchildren, 4 are from the step children we raised.  Lost my step son on October 8th, 2011 at age 62.  A  month before that the family threw me a surprise  80th Birthday party. I will never forget the word he said to me as I was walking to his car with him. He told me " Mom, nobody, and I mean nobody could ever have a better Mother than I have with you. I love you."
Nothing a step mother loves hearing from a step child more than his words.
Always hoped I was a good mother to him, did my best to treat them with the same love and teachings as our own children. 

  Yesterday I decided I couldn`t stand looking at the mess on my back porch. Soo many garden tools, plus a pitchfork, a shovel, leaf rake, and other long handled items. So I went to my shop and using some boards decided to make a tool holder. Made a frame with bottom, sides open,  top board has cutouts to hold the tool handles, added boards crisscrossed under to hold the tools from tipping over.  Much easier to get just what I want now without knocking many over.  All now in the tool holder except for the shovel and pitchfork which are short handled with the handle style tops.  Won`t be long before most of these tools, plus the grass trimmer  will be stored away out in my small shed. Then it will be snow shovels and the small snow blower sitting on my back porch.  Was in the low 40`s last night, reminding me that  Fall and winter are not far away. I am in no rush for it to arrive.  Expecting the weather to be back up in the high 80`s F next week, telling us summer is not over yet. Garden needs some nice weather to last a bit longer allowing more time for tomatoes to ripen . Picked more green string beans and cucumbers  yesterday. Love fresh garden veggies.

  This summer has been a bad one for skunks. Already removed 4 that found a home under my wood  shop,  bread and peanut butter set waiting to see if it brings any more from under there. Hoping no more. Once am sure there are no more, then must find a way to finish closing up any spots where they can dig under again next year.


Sunday, August 11, 2013


August 11, 2013, A little of everything

Good morning Bloggers. Been some time since I have written here in my blog. Lots has happened. I now have a total of 23 great grandchildren from our children plus 4 great grandchildren from the step children I lovingly raised. Am expecting another great grandchild in January.

 Thanks to Facebook I have been able to keep in touch with those who do not live near me- some in Virginia, some in North  Carolina and one family living way over in Germany.  So much better than when we had to wait days for letters to be answered before we knew if someone ill was getting better. Now, we can receive the answer fast.

 So much rain this summer that some garden veggies are not growing very well. Lettuce grew well, and just one cucumber plant survived the rain. That one was growing in one of my earth boxes and stays loaded with new growing cucumbers, ripening faster than I can eat them.  Only had two zucchini before the rain destroyed the plants, but they did taste good.  Tomato plants are loaded with small tomatoes, but wish they had started producing much earlier so they would already be ripening. Same with my pepper plants. Green string beans doing well, picked more again yesterday.
Broccoli is another one growing way too slow. One of the three different types of Lettuce is going to seed, but other two still doing great.  Ate a few beets, but most are still too small as are the carrots. Waiting to see how the celery plants will do. Not as good a garden as had the past few years.  Some of the apples on my apple tree are getting that scab look which the gardener information said was caused by way too much rain.  Not much I can do for that, just wish the weather would better cooperate . Maybe will be less rain and better gardens next year.
 Flowers are all doing great, except the Lilacs didn`t stay in bloom long with the acid rain that seems to turn the blossoms to rust color.  Only lasted long enough to enjoy a couple bouquets in vases. Love the Lilac smell in the house.

 Wish my camera was working to post some of my latest wood shop items. 
 One daughter told me last week that she wanted all the items I had made in my shop. Told her she would need a larger house as all the new thing are slowly over filling my own home. Have  kitchen base cabinet, large paper basket with cover and bookcase for all the computer items, small one door  cabinet and paper holder standard in the bathroom, more bookcase styles holding some of my horse collection, smaller one holding some wood magazines, sewing machine cabinet under sewing machine, huge 4 door cabinet holding yarn, photos and other items in living room,  and lots more. Had an outdoor swing kept in the attic every since some of the back boards on the standard were ruined from the rain hitting them on the back porch. Well, last month I finally carried it from the attic to my shop where I replaced the boards which also required some routing, sawing, painting, some new back slats along with the main bottom board across the bottom of the back. Now, back swinging again out under the tarp covered framework that I also made,   along with a couple benches to go with the table there. First time I ever had a comfortable place to sit in the back yard out of the sun.  Had a rocker on the side porch, but no room for others to join me there.

 Last September I joined the Merry Mohican Square Dancing and am enjoying it very much. Never knew there were so many new  dance steps to learn. Guess I expected it to be more like the normal square  dancing I had done over the years.  In June I received my Merry Mohican`s name tag and Diploma , but still no pro. Still can use more practice, so will be going back next month for another year of practice along with hopefully more new members for us to help learn  by dancing with them.   Never would have dared to try if a niece and a daughter hadn`t asked me to join with them. Wasn`t sure ,at my age, if I would be able to do all those fast moves, but guess I fooled myself and had fun.  My daughter started having medical problems and had to quit, but Walt`s niece (actually a great niece- her mother was his niece) still picks me up for the dances.  I have met some very nice people, both in the local group and in the other groups other places. Couple weeks ago we were invited to join a group located about 50 miles from home, great group of people there also.  Other dancers from other groups often attend ours also.  Once you receive the Diploma you are able to dance with any Merry Mohican`s group located any place  in the United States.   Some in other states have invited us to join them, but so far  I haven`t gone that far from home. Not something I ever intend to do, except for a few groups located nearer home. Feels good knowing age hasn`t stopped me from enjoying doing things and hope to be able to continue for many  more years.  As I tell my kids, I only have one wish- to remain healthy enough  to be able  to spend the rest of my life living here in my own home where Walt and I  raised our 8 children  (counting the twins, 6 of ours, plus two of his from a former marriage), and stored up so many wonderful memories.  We built this house when the twins were just 5 months old, back in 1955. Also had our 2 1/2 year old daughter plus his 7 year old  daughter at that time. His son moved in a few years later. Our family seems to keep on enlarging. So many great grandchildren that never got to meet their grandfather.  Family was always as important to Walt as it is to me.  I feel soo blessed having such a great family. 

 Well, guess time I stopped writing and check my e-mail and maybe do the picture puzzles that I send off  every day to others that enjoy doing them. God Bless everyone who reads this with much health and happiness.

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