On March 25, 2013, Luke Lewis, of BuzzFeed.com, first posted 27 images of owls (with etymologies, meanings, and uses of 27 words whose origins range in dates from the 1500's to the 1900's. I found these words interesting because of my blog's focus on our heritage and reflections from the past. You may find some … Continue reading 27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived Them – A Remix
I'm taking a break... In my daily posts, I rarely show my sense of humor or the lighter side of life, so I thought I'd take a break from Joanne, the serious and curious, to share something a little different that I received from a former colleague. You know, those chain letter email messages that … Continue reading Are You in Need of a Little Mollycoddling?
Sunday was another glorious day for us. My lifelong friend since we were toddlers was in town from Rhode Island. And, we spent most of the day together. Bob and I drove to her sister’s home in historic Mount Airy, Maryland, about 75 miles from where we live. The first thing we did was hug! … Continue reading Best Friends Forever–What Can Be More Important?
Today is Monday, March 25, 2013, and we're in Southern Maryland -- a few days into Spring --- and we awakened to newly fallen snow that promises to continue into tomorrow. And when letting the dogs outside, it just seemed appropriate to enjoy yet another gift from above. It was so crisp and clean it … Continue reading Ah Spring, You Have Come!
And we’re off to Scotland in our ‘Reflections of the past and mirrors to the future…’ It’s a wee country, full of contradictions and BIG surprises! In Scotland, you can… See tiny, stone cottages nestled at the foot of huge, rugged mountains Watch ominous steel-grey clouds part suddenly to reveal vivid blue skies and bright sunshine Look … Continue reading Pipers Piping, Ladies Dancing, and Lords a Leaping
"...to just write a simple post..." I just finished responding to a fellow blogger 's comments to my Dad-Daughter Relationships post. She was thanking me for my "moving words" and giving me encouragement, too, during this season in my life with my octogenarian dad. And, not so coincidentally, I was readying to write today's post, and, at this … Continue reading Exposing Inner Spirits from Our Pasts
Two happenings over the past couple of days prompted this post: The first was intended to be a routine doctor's appointment for my 84 year old dad, Frank Burton Boling. It was a follow up for a sore that required special wound care because of dad's diabetes and peripheral artery disease. As it turns out, … Continue reading Dad-Daughter Relationships
About My Bronzed Baby Shoes Mom and Dad said I was a late walker at 15 months old. They also said I had early and great verbal skills. And, from the time I was a toddler I wanted to get the last word. When I couldn't, I would silently tap (as in imitating a stomp) … Continue reading Family Traditions: Were Your Baby Shoes Bronzed?
This post tells the story of the Bowling's/Boling's and Bowlingtown-- a story as viewed by ancestors and living relatives; it includes a famous colonizer; a single woman's efforts to keep Bowlingtown and its families on the map and in our memories; and, a local newspaper's documentary about them all. A Brief History Daniel Boone, the … Continue reading Bowlingtown, Kentucky–A Lost Communiy, but not Forgtten
A Follow-On to I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3 On February 25, 2013, I published a blog I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3. It included a song with lyrics sung by C. Daniel Boling, who shares the surname,talents and heritage of the Boling family. … Continue reading It’s a Small World…
Hula Hoop Events From 1890 to 2013: Sources: http://abcnews.go.com/US/slideshow/history-hula-hoop-craze-18651139 http://people.howstuffworks.com/hula-hoop.htm. Robert Lamb. Hula Hoop Song by Hit Nation (Hawaiian Luau Party Music (Sounds of the Hawaiian Islands)
Committed Hearts and Minds = Best Blogs, Bloggers Delving into resources, making new discoveries about your subject matter, documenting and then blogging about it can be a truly cathartic experience. Have you ever been an onlooker at history? Did you ever truly connect with history studies in school? Do you primarily read biographies because you … Continue reading Committed Hearts and Minds…