What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?


Our local Calvert County weather forecast for Friday, calls for a mostly cloudy day, which in Groundhog Day terms means if Punxsutawney Phil were here with us locally he wouldn't see his shadow and we would see an early Spring instead of six more weeks on Winter!  Wel, guess what?  Punxsutawney's forecast also calls for … Continue reading What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?

Happy 75th Anniversary to The Wizard of Oz Movie


Girls Day Out We had a girls' day out on Saturday, August 11--my granddaughter, daughter and me (+1 grandson), to celebrate my millennial grand daughter's 14th birthday.  While having lunch, I asked them to name a film or films that they had watched three times or more.  Naturally, the Wizard of Oz and its amazing … Continue reading Happy 75th Anniversary to The Wizard of Oz Movie

What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?


From my May 26, 2013, blog post, Busted "Brick Wall" Reveals More "Chambers" "…So again yesterday morning, I decided to start over once more with basic research techniques for the elusive Chambers within our family's ancestors. Among my review of earlier research and findings of Frank Maynard Chambers, through my contacts with the Las Vegas Bunker … Continue reading What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?

Family Traditions: Were Your Baby Shoes Bronzed?


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?