Monthly Archives: July 2010

Thankful or Grateful

I’m not really sure of the difference between thankful and grateful. Seems to me they are pretty closely related. One thing I do know is that I’m thankful/grateful (take your pick) for the person who invented air conditioning. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Cell Phones

When did it become necessary for everyone to have a cell phone? Why is it so important that all of us be instantly available to anyone who wants to dial our number? I have a cell phone but I rarely … Continue reading

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Crochety Computer and Shoes

Sorry for the lateness of this post. It is due to my computer being crochety today. I’m on dial-up Internet access and when the weather is as unsettled as it’s been today, it doesn’t want to connect. DSL service is … Continue reading

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Becoming A Hermit

Like other areas of the U.S. we are experiencing very hot weather. The weather folk use words like heat advisory, heat alert, etc. when they give the forecast. St. Louis has opened cooling centers for those who don’t have air … Continue reading

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Did I Get A Promotion?

For several years now I’ve worked as an election judge at several elections each year. I’ve worked at three different polling places. Yesterday I got a call from the County Clerk’s office. I was asked if I could serve as … Continue reading

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Exercise Class Changes

The county health department sponsors exercise classes for seniors (primarily) at the local library. These PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) classes are led by a health department employee. Currently we have a new instructor. She’s just completed her training … Continue reading

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Broken Promises

Fortunately, the broken promises I have in mind are all ones I made to myself, not to anyone else. I promised myself I would do this blog post early today. However, here it is hours later and I’m just now¬†getting … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say

First, an apology for the late posting. No excuse, really. I just plain forgot. Do you think the heat is getting to me? What’s been on my mind has been the need to be careful who you tell what to. … Continue reading

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A Different Music

It was a joy yesterday afternoon to listen to birds singing outside the window as I sat at the computer. MUCH better than popping firecrackers. In the evening I went to the Compton Heights band concert. The soloist was Robert … Continue reading

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Knock It Off, Already!

Because fireworks are legal in my county, I resign myself to the sale of them and the consequent noise. The fireworks stands open about 10 days or two weeks before July 4. Every evening after the stands open for business, … Continue reading

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