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Bloggers look at the past and to the future as summer comes to an end

For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on organizing my historical family photos. About 10 years ago, I had around 200 photos scanned. I named and dated about a third of them. The rest are numbered. I paused the project until I could buy a good scanner so I could scan the rest of the photos myself. Now, I need to name those and scan others. Read more →


Too many real estate agents comes with costs for consumers and the industry, report says

Does it matter that there are too many residential real estate agents? Yes, says a consumer group. More than 1.5 million residential agents, including brokers, compete for home sales usually totaling 5 to 6 million annually. The plethora of real estate agents comes with costs, according to a study by the Consumer Federation of America, that include: Read more →


What’s been your experience ordering items advertised on Facebook?

Over the years, I’ve seen hundreds, maybe even thousands, of ads on Facebook. To me, it doesn’t seem like a very good place to be placing orders. You have no idea about the reputation of the companies. In the spring, I succumbed. I ordered a “jacket” for my sister for her birthday. I also ordered one for me. The ad said orders would be received promptly. Read more →


Facts and Figures for Mother’s Day 2023

Although Mother’s Day is highly commercialized, I like remembering my mom on this special day and I enjoy visiting with my daughters over WhatsApp. Maybe next year, I’ll be able to travel to Spain again in May. Since my birthday is May 4 and my daughter’s is May 23, we have so much fun celebrating our birthdays plus Mother’s Day in May in Spain. Read more →


It’s so much fun to celebrate Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day

I love Ireland. I was so fortunate to travel there with my daughter Lisa in 2016. So, I decided a good way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Friday is to post some of the photos from our trip. We were fortunate to meet with some of my grandmother Laura Baylee Slingsby’s relatives. Laura was born in 1877 and died in 1939. Read more →


Bloggers write about the past, present, and future

It’s difficult to figure out what to write about here. The death of Queen Elizabeth II? Or the death of my daughter-in-law’s father George Waegell? Or getting together with my high school friends and remembering those days so many years ago. Thankfully, my blogging friends helped solved my dilemma ... Read more →


Journalist wins prizes in press women’s state contest

For many years, when I lived in Alaska and Washington state, I participated in the state contests of the National Federation of Press Women or NFPW. However, when the Washington chapter of the organization faded away in 2015, I missed participating in the organization and its annual contests. Read more →