Monday, July 3, 2017

3 July 17 - 0934 EDT - blog


"Asking for someone's hand in marriage is a tradition of the past."

Forrest Caricofe

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**Yesterday. I published my blog and published 2 videos and that's about it. I didn't go 

outdoors to work in the flower beds. At some point in time I placed about 15 garden size

American flags in the front yard just a few feet south of Smucker Road, but I don't 

remember if it was today or yesterday? 

We usually mow the grass every 3 or 4 days, but with little rain, we won't need to mow the

lawn for a while.

I later drove to Orrville for prescription medications at Rite Aid and to China Buffet for 

takeout. We figure it's just as cheap to get takeout at China Buffet as it is to cook and we 

can get a larger variety of food. And you know I like fish.  

**Today. When I drove to Orrville yesterday, I saw that Bates Amusement were setting 

up their rides and food wagons for the upcoming July 4th celebration. Each year Orrville 

hosts a girl's softball tournament and I could see that the tournament had already begun.

The teams come from all over northeastern Ohio as well as teams from border states, 

such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan. 

People were also setting up chairs, blankets or other things to sit or lay on, on the 

sidewalks for the yearly parade which I believe will be today at about 6:00 PM. 

I didn't get a chance to drive to Walmart and Lowes that I planned to do yesterday. Maybe

I'll get a chance to do that today.

The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 83° and 59° with scattered

thunderstorms, I hope. The forecast also calls for scattered thunderstorms on Thursday 

and Friday with similar high and low temperatures for the next 4 days. I'll probably have to

water the flower beds on Tuesday and Wednesday and I'll have to mow the lawn again on



My Father and my Mother grew up during the Great Depression, October 29, 1929 – 1939,

they being born in the same year, 1918, and 11 to 21 years old during that time. 

I believe my Father had to quit school in the 8th grade to help in supporting his family 

along with my Aunt Lottie, Aunt Nita and Aunt May. My grandfather Caricofe had left the 

family so it was up to his kids to provide support for grandmother Caricofe and my Uncle 

Paul, the youngest. 

My Mother was raised on a farm and didn't need any help because they grew their own 

food and slaughtered their own chickens, pigs and beef for meat. 

The difference between Father's early years of life and Mother's early years of life were 

like the difference in night and day. Yet they met, under circumstances that I don't know 

about, and, with some struggles, lead a happy and normal life.

It has been said that Mother's Father, my grandfather Cline, wanted her to marry a 

preacher, but soon after my Father ask my grandfather for Mother's hand in marriage, my

grandfather told my Father (in 1935), if you date my daughter for 5 years, you can marry 

her. They were married in 1940 about 2 years before I was born and then 3 more, 2 sons 

and 1 daughter like stepping stones and about 3 years apart. 

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