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What Makes Me Tick? Satisfying My Curiosity

What Makes Me Tick? Satisfying My Curiosity

I was stumbling over this question, not knowing what direction to go in, so I worked on something else. As I was researching my great great aunt’s employment for the WPA in 1940, I started asking myself questions about her situation. How would a woman in her 50s or 60s find sewing work through the WPA? Before you knew it I had 5 tabs going with histories of WPA sewing rooms.  That’s when I knew the answer to “what makes…

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Who Am I? 20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

Who Am I? 20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

I’m doing the Book of Me:  Getting to Know You Series blog challenge.  In this post, I’ll tell you 20 things that you probably didn’t know about me. Here’s 20 random things about me… I hide half of my money when I play Monopoly and Life. I make my own yogurt. If I have a question, I have to look up the answer.  I have to. While dogs are my first love, I am partial to pandas, koalas, and sloths. …

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Book of Me, Prompt 21: My Hobbies

Book of Me, Prompt 21: My Hobbies

[This is prompt 21 of the Book of Me, Written by You series:  Hobbies] I have always had a lot of hobbies.  When I was growing up I loved to make things:  Shrinky Dinks, Shaker Makers, String Art, Latch Hook Rugs, Embroidery, Needle Point, Plastic Canvas.  If they made a kit for it, I probably tried it.  I still enjoy crafts as an adult.  However, arthritis prevents me from doing almost any kind of fine work or stitchery.  I just…

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Book of Me, Prompt 20: The Feel of Home

Book of Me, Prompt 20: The Feel of Home

[This is the 20th prompt in the Book of Me, Written by You Series] We all know that home is a place with walls and windows.  It’s where we live.  But, what does home feel like?  For me, home is a place I feel secure.  It’s the place that I can sing in the shower and no one will give me a bad time about it.  It’s where my messy computer desk hides my various genealogy and writing projects. Home…

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Book of Me, Prompt 19: I Miss My Aunt Julie

Book of Me, Prompt 19: I Miss My Aunt Julie

This is another entry in the series Book of Me, Written by You.  This entry we are to write about someone we miss. It would be easy for me to write about my Dad.  He died in 2010.  I’ve written about him extensively on this blog.  So, today I’ll write about his sister, My Aunt Julie. Aunt Julie was constantly in my life.  She was always over our house visiting.  I remember her at family get-togethers.  She and my Dad…

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