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August 1937, Part V. January 31, 2010

Filed under: Grandma Morrison — diskam @ 10:23 am

I recently came across a book from my Grandma Morrison.  In it she details a trip she and Grandpa took out west in August of 1937.  I find the differences in travel between then and now to be very interesting. 

The beginning of the trip can be read here:

Part One.

Part Two.

Part Three.

Part Four.

This is part five, and there are only a few pages left after this.

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Down For The Count. January 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — diskam @ 10:03 am

We had an ice storm a week ago.  Not a severe one, and apart from a brief (well, 15 hours or so) power outage and one comic episode of flailing and falling while trying to get to the car, we didn’t have any problems. 

Except.  Except that while the power was flickering trying to decide if it was going to go out completely, I had the brilliant idea of turning the computer on.  I wanted to check to see if school for the next day was cancelled.  I was convinced it would be and wanted to know for sure before I went to bed so we could sleep in.  I’m lazy like that.  Unfortunately, our computer is more than a little touchy about having the power abruptly discontinued.  It came up just as the power went down and that was it.  Even after the power came back on, the computer continued to pout and wouldn’t even think about turning on.

In a typical small town way the day before I broke the computer , three different people mentioned how good the local computer guy was at repair.  So we called him (he already had heard we were having problems), and he came to pick the computer up.  That’s right.  He drove to our house, picked up the computer, fixed it and brought it back.  How awesome is that?  Crummy weather, country roads,  a driveway that could double for a luge run and I didn’t have to set a dainty foot outside.  Of course, me carrying the computer while trying to navigate the ice would have been entertainment for the whole family.

So now I’m back in business and I’ll get the rest of Grandma’s entries up soon.

 

August 1937, Part IV January 20, 2010

Filed under: Grandma Morrison — diskam @ 2:30 pm

I recently came across a book from my Grandma Morrison.  In it she details a trip she and Grandpa took out west in August of 1937.  I find the differences in travel between then and now to be so very interesting. 

This is starting to take up more space than I had expected, although I don’t know why.  It’s not like Grandma’s report suddenly expanded.  It’s the same length it’s been for the last 72 years.  I’ll keep posting, although I’m not sure anyone is interested.

The beginning of the trip can be read here:

Part One.

Part Two.

Part Three.

That brings us to part four.

 

August 1937, Part III January 19, 2010

Filed under: Grandma Morrison — diskam @ 12:46 pm

I recently came across a book from my Grandma Morrison.  In it she details a trip she and Grandpa took out west in August of 1937.  I find the differences in travel between then and now to be so very interesting. 

The beginning of the trip can be read here:

Part One.

Part Two.

That brings us to part three.

 

August 1937, Part II January 18, 2010

Filed under: Grandma Morrison — diskam @ 3:36 pm

August 1937

 

August 1937 January 14, 2010

Filed under: Grandma Morrison — diskam @ 6:58 pm
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I recently came across a book from my Grandma Morrison.  In it she details a trip she and Grandpa took out west in August of 1937.  I find the differences in travel between then and now to be so very interesting.  I’ll attach a couple of pages here and see how it goes.

 

Cabin Fever. January 11, 2010

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It started snowing last Wednesday night, and kept going well into Thursday.  The school declared Thursday a snow day due to the volume of snow.  The kids had a lovely time, sleeping in and playing video games and watching TV most of the day.  I sent them outside in the morning to play, but that didn’t last long as the wind kicked up, and it was really too cold to be out.

I did sneak out briefly Thursday night.  My parents and I went to my brother’s house to watch my little brother flyover the BCS game on the big screen TV.  As soon as Sam was done, we headed back home.  I volunteered to stay in Tom’s cozy geothermal heated house, but he wasn’t as thrilled about the opportunity as I was.

Then the school declared Friday a snow day due to the drifting and blowing snow.  There was a little more bickering, fortunately the house is large enough that I can send one kid to each floor and minimize the contact.  We made cinnamon bread and watched more movies and started going a little stir crazy.

Saturday we got out for a bit, Thing Two had gymnastics and we drove into town for her lesson.  After that though, we headed straight home and hunkered down again.  Well, the kids and I hunkered down.  Pete-from-New-Hampshire spent the better part of the afternoon constructing a snow coaster so the kids could go sledding.  The kids were only interested if the outside could be warmed up a few degrees.

Yesterday was more drifting and blowing snow and howling winds.  The kids are back in school today, thank goodness.  However, our little silver car won’t make it down our lane, so I’m still here.  One would think with all this at home time, at least the house would be clean.  However one would be quite wrong.  I’m curled up next the portable heater with no intention of moving in the near future.

That’s our mailbox at the end of the lane.  If Publisher’s Clearinghouse has news for me, I’m not going to hear about it anytime soon.