19 Jul 2016
in Frugal living
Tags: consumers, Discover Challenge, family, heart, home, left behind, life, lifestyle, love, shopping, things, value
Things are left behind for various reasons.
Sometimes it’s part of your heart.
Some of us have had to leave our homes in the past and go on to other adventures in our lives.
Sometimes it’s people we love or used to. Sometimes it’s the life we used to live.
Sometimes we are leaving actual “things” behind. Things we paid for but of no real value. The false importance we placed on the “thing” due to some great marketing campaign and the idea of keeping our economy viable. Truth is, the more things we leave behind, the more we can actually start living again. Many born past 1980 never got to live, they have been “consuming” since birth.
28 Oct 2015
in Frugal living, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: connected, dad, family, father, relationships, weekly photo challenge
People are supposed to be connected to their parents. My father disconnected his family when I was a teenager and I never saw him again.
These are pictures I found of me and my dad in happier times. Connected times.
My dad raced stock cars and worked in a gas station.
Back when yards were organic.
Loved swimming most of my life.
What went up, did fall down.
Dad smoking his Chesterfields.
01 Sep 2014
in Health, Nature, Photography, Uncategorized
Tags: camping, dad, family, father, fun, Labor Day, lake, nature, outdoors, parks, picnic, play, vintage photos, water, woods
Like many low middle class families back in the 1950’s, it was a much simpler and happier time. Not many years out of the great depression, there weren’t a lot of distractions from the real world. The waters were much cleaner back then and even the birds sang sweeter to me.
I wanted to share some of my early vacation pictures in Michigan. The oldest of six children, one of my Aunt’s loved taking pictures of me when I was little so our family had a glut of baby and toddler pictures of just me or me with another family member. We don’t have many pictures of my father because he took off when I was a teen so we don’t have any pictures as a family after the one where we at the park having a picnic. My father was so fun and talented, but very impulsive with a drinking problem at times. I wanted to post the few pictures I had of having fun with my father for Labor Day.
We used to camp all over the state of Michigan when we were not visiting my Aunt and Uncles cottage on Black Lake. I only feel good when I am out in nature and still find myself walking the trails as often as I can taking pictures of the beauty I find.
Dad and me at the cottage.
Not sure what game we were playing.
In my wading pool in our Detroit backyard.
Got dad to play dolls with me!
Dad and me cooling off.
Swimming in my undies missing dad.
Dad and me playing on the Seesaw. I used to be so scared of those things!
Dad with me, my sister and my oldest brother probably in Lake Erie somewhere.
From our ages, we are probably somewhere in the Upper Peninsula.
11 Oct 2012
Tags: autumn, baking, coffee, crafts, dancing, Fall, family, freedom, God, photos, pink roses, postaday, self-publishing, weekly photo challenge
First Self-Published Book
Coffee That Tastes Just Right!
All God’s Creations
These are some of the things that make me happy.