My gift to you


My daughter, Circe, created this beautiful calendar for 2015 that I will send to anyone who would like it.  The calendar is free with no obligation whatsoever.  It’s just my gift to you.  The calendar is 8-1/2 by 11 and is suitable for framing or just putting up on your wall, (or refrigerator), or wherever you need it.  It shows 5 different necklaces that I have created for my jewelry shop and a 2015 calendar with holidays printed in red.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2015!


Genealogists: Mark your calendar

April 2, 2012 the 1940 census will be released!  We’ve been waiting 10 years for this one.  You will be on it if you were born before 1940.  I was.   I am sure  it will be available on at no charge  and on for those who have a paid membership.  There is a good chance that it will be free on other sites as well, but I don’t have that information yet.  When I find out I will post it here.  I hope it will help all of you who are researching your family history.

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s New Year’s resolution time.  I almost never make New Year’s Resolutions.    I make resolutions throughout the year and try to keep them.   But this year I will use this journal to let you in on a few of the things I need to do and hope to complete.  Maybe putting it in print will inspire me.

Get rid of the clutter

Clean out email box, 4000+ is too many

Donate stuff to needy


Will I do it?  Maybe some of it.  I have good intentions.  Even though it’s just a date on the calender it becomes a new beginning.  We toss the old calendar along with the old year and hang up the new one.   It’s an opportunity to look at where we are, and where we want to be.  We are ever hopeful that the new year will bring new opportunities, new chances to do better, and hopefully new energy to bring about those changes we dream of.   Wish me luck.