We Lost a Member of the Family Today

Rest in Peace, Katrinka Dinka Do.  We will miss you. She was just a couple of months old when she joined these empty nesters.  We carried her home, with nary a sound from her in the hour’s journey.  She took to her new home and we took to her.  Her name had already been decided…

It’s verified! I’ve got a heart!

Wow!  What an honor!  My new heart came from Becky Wiseman, and I really enjoy her blog!  Check out her blog Kinexxions, and I’m sure you will, too. Of course, like things that always seem too good to be true,  my new heart doesn’t come without strings attached. The strings, as I understand them are…

Things I’ve learned this month. . .

Actually, I’ve learned a lot of these things as the years pile up.  The older I get, the more I learn. I’ve learned there is never enough time to do everything I want to do, number one! Can anybody relate to that?  Too few hours; too many projects! Actually, I didn’t learn that just this…

Our Family’s Crowning Glory!

It runs in the family!  Some are finicky about their hair, others their hats. . . .and some neither!  It started long ago . . . The Ephraim Niess family was probably on a picnic.  They lived in the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and did own property that somebody farmed for them.  My great-grandfather, Edwin,…