Saturday, August 27, 2016

180th post

CONTINUED FROM LAST EVENING.... As Father continued to drive south down the two lane road (US State Route 42). There might have been a house or two to the right at that time whereas today there are many houses, an apartment/housing complex and John Wayland Elementary School. My Father turned left onto a dirt driveway that went up the hill and to the right of the house. I could see the dirt in the front of the house where, maybe, Uncle Paul, Roland, my cousin Johnny and some others I don't remember played with little toy cars, trucks, etc. There was an outhouse to the right as Father continued turning left to park in the back of the house. I could see, after getting out of the car, the field about 50 feet from the back of the house where the people I just mentioned played baseball after maybe climbing a fence. There was also a garage or storage building to the south of the house and I believed both the field and the building were owned by a local farmer. I'm guessing you all want to know whose house this is? This was my grandmother Caricofe's home and she had a phone that I had talked about. TO BE CONTINUED.... Summary of the XXXI Olympiad. SPORTS OF THE (NEW YORK) TIMES By SIMON ROMERO and ANDREW JACOBS, AUG. 21, 2016.... "Most worrisome, many say, is what happens after the tens of thousands of soldiers and military police personnel who were dispatched to Rio for the Games go back to their home states. A last-minute cash infusion from the federal government helped finance the surge in security, but a police union official has warned of strikes should the city’s police force go unpaid. Elizabeth Rezende, 61, a retired maid, said she was bracing for a return of the status quo. “Sure, the Games have been a good thing for Rio, but once they are over, poor people like us will be back in hell,” she said. “We’ll be locked in our homes while the criminals roam the streets with impunity.” Paula Moura and Anna Jean Kaiser contributed reporting. This is the end of the Summary of the XXXI Olympiad. All in all, I believe the 2016 Olympic Games went quit well considering the forecasts of gloom and doom that came prior to the opening ceremony. And with Christ the Redeemer watching over them, I believe God had a hand in this success. “Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist from goodreads. I now have about 70% flowers that are perennials in about 13 separate beds of various sizes. This is due in a large part to me separating and transplanting existing flowers. I also transplanted some sunflowers which are not perennials, but I had about 4 or 5 that came back from last year because of the wind or bird droppings. All in all, I figure if we don't have a really bad winter, they'll be a lot of flowers coming back in the spring and I won't have to spend so much time or money planting flowers. Copyright ©2013 All Rights Reserved

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