Category: My Doings

Happy Valentine’s Day

My collection of “cat stuff” includes new and vintage valentines. This die cut valentine is from the 1960s. It folds and stands up.  The back shows Gladys gave the valentine to Mary Ellen. It may have been given at a school valentine party. Remember those! This week I passed out valentines to health care workers …

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Happy New Year

A Mewsical Party A word art display advises me to Laugh More and Stress Less. This Tuck postcard featuring amorphized cats makes me laugh. Stress exacerbates Parkinson’s.  Anything I can do to minimize or eliminate stress helps me live my best life now. Raphael Tuck & Sons used to be the world’s largest postcard publisher. …

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14th Annual ABCs of Gratitude 2023

  2017 Fundraiser SCC Athletic Department         Left brother Larry, me, Coach Knight, brother Steve “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls sing.” ~~Marcel Proust My ABCs of Gratitude for 2023 In keeping with my tradition, here is my gratitude …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

One of my favorite hobbies is photographing my cats Chauncey, Grace, and Maggie Mae. I also like to go on photo shoots with their siblings when I visit my brother in the country. The tuxedo cat Boots understands  when I say “let’s go on a photo shoot.” He prances, climbs, struts, and sits. He loves …

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Seminole Annual Benefit Auction

Auction Items

Browse, Bid, Buy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~~Margaret Mead How about adding  an interesting and worthy event  to your weekend by visiting a virtual auction that supports historic preservation, education and patriotism! Seminole Chapter, National Society Daughters …

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11th Annual ABCs of Gratitude 2020

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~~ William Arthur Ward In keeping with my annual Thanksgiving month tradition started in 2010, my ABCs of Gratitude for 2020 are listed below. This pandemic year is unprecedented; however, I still found 26 blessings. My ABCs …

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Memories of My Father

My favorite photo of my father and me goes way back to 1953.  He was thirty-five and I was three-years- old. He was dressed in his favorite attire as baseball was his life’s passion. Later I understood hitting a baseball was his God given talent. This sport made its way into my heart. When I  …

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Grandma’s Teachings: Honor Loved Ones on Decoration Day

I am a part of all that I have touched and that has touched me. ~Thomas Wolfe My most precious memory of my grandma, Charlotta Estella Seyb Mohr, is spending countless hours by her side at an impressive round oak pedestal table with animal claw feet. I adored her and enjoyed spending time at her …

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother, mom, ma, mamma, mommie, or mum…..I called my mother “mother” as did my sister. My brothers called her “mom”. When I was a little girl, I called her “mommie”. This beautiful mother quote found at Cracker Barrel resonates with me.. “Mother…she not only gives us life, she teaches our souls to sing”. The passage …

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Sewer Makes Masks to Help Keep People Safe

Sample of masks made

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are …

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