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Monday, April 20, 2009

I Love the Internet

What a great new look over here!!


Son Tim went surfacing Face Book a week or so ago and discovered a cousin he hadn't seen in years. That led to another cousin and then to my favorite relative by marriage, my sister-in-law. We've been out of touch since we were both in our 30's.

We, of course, were overjoyed. They'd been searching for us but both Tim's and my last name are so common, it was almost impossible. Anyhow, my sil and I are now corresponding and she just sent me this lovely poem. I hope my two co-writers (hi WA and Gadfly) and the rest of you enjoy it.

(I just finally updated "granny", complete with pictures.)

Congratulations to TFWA on the birth of his beautiful little girl and best wishes to all. I can now be found hanging out on Face Book and Twitter and I'll try to get back here a little more often. I'm still involved in local politics of course but have slowed down a little since the elections.

We are, of course, plotting our next move while awaiting the CA state supreme court decision re Proposition 8. I can't believe Iowa got there ahead of California but it's been a fun couple of weeks watching the barriers fall, one by one. There may come a day when folks will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about and why the government ever found it necessary to decide who we can love.

Son Jim safely back in states but detained at Ft Dix while they investigate nerve damage (???) in his arm. He's seeing a specialist at Walter Reed.

I got sidetracked. Here's the poem from my "sister in love".

Halleluiah

Everyone should be born into this world happy
and loving everything.
But in truth it rarely works that way.
For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it.
Halleluiah, anyway I'm not where I started!

And have you too been trudging like that, sometimes
almost forgetting how wondrous the world is
and how miraculously kind some people can be?
And have you too decided that probably nothing important
is ever easy?
Not, say, for the first sixty years.

Halleluiah, I'm sixty now, and even a little more,
and some days I feel I have wings.

~ Mary Oliver ~
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COMMENTS:
Blogger Worried American said...

Lovely poem, Granny.

How wonderful to connect with long lost relatives! I am happy for you.

I had commenters on two of my other blogs that were not relatives but friends from years gone by. One was from California (formerly from Texas) who attended the same church as my family when I was a child and she knew my grandmother and maternal uncles. It's been a long, long time since I was a child; that commenter must be older than dirt!!

The other knew one of my maternal uncles from several decades ago and was aware of his history and recent death. It is pleasing to hear such kind and admiring words from strangers.

As annoying as the internet can be, it is also wonderful.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:01:00 PM

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Blogger SheaNC said...

Well, I'm back too, finally :)

For a long time I couldn't access your site easily. Everything seems to be working fine now, though. Glad to see it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:09:00 AM

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Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Wow!! Somebody has been working some hard overtime over here!! Thanks for the congratulations. "Grandpa and Grandma" arrived today escaping from the 100 degree weather on the left coast to the high 70'S here, and I think the three of them (Gran, Granp & Mommyj) are in competition to see who can sound the dumbest the longest.:)

Re the issues and political B.S.: If only people could mind their own business, just ONCE!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:18:00 AM

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Blogger Worried American said...

SheaNC: Welcome back! You have been missed. You must have Internet Explorer as a browser. Not even I could access this blog with it, even though it worked fine on most other blogs. I do not know why. Several of our other former readers emailed to tell me they were unable to access IAB, either. I maintain IE but use my second browser almost exclusively - Mozilla Firefox,

Dan'l, Thanks. I decided on a change for a change. :-) Subject to change again at any time. Got tired of the same-o same-o.
Glad your in-laws have made it. As a grandmama many times over, I dare say your mother-in-law was in a stew to get there soonest.

Re:Issues and politics : ALWAYS a hassle.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:28:00 AM


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Blogger audrey` said...

Yeah! You're on Twitter too, Ann =)

May I know your username on Twitter? Mine is audreyin.

See you on Facebook and Twitter, Ann =)

Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:10:00 AM

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6 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:01:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Lovely poem, Granny.

    How wonderful to connect with long lost relatives! I am happy for you.

    I had commenters on two of my other blogs that were not relatives but friends from years gone by. One was from California (formerly from Texas) who attended the same church as my family when I was a child and knew my grandmother and maternal uncles. It's been a long, long time since I was a child; that commenter must be older than dirt!!

    The other knew one of my maternal uncles from several decades ago and was aware of his history and recent death. It is pleasing to hear such kind and admiring words from strangers.

    As annoying as the internet can be, it is also wonderful.

     
  • At Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:09:00 AM , Blogger SheaNC said...

    Well, I'm back too, finally :)

    For a long time I couldn't access your site easily. Everything seems to be working fine now, though. Glad to see it!

     
  • At Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:18:00 AM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    Wow!! Somebody has been working some hard overtime over here!! Thanks for the congratulations. "Grandpa and Grandma" arrived today escaping from the 100 degree weather on the left coast to the high 70'S here, and I think the three of them (Gran, Granp & Mommyj) are in competition to see who can sound the dumbest the longest.:)

    Re the issues and political B.S.: If only people could mind their own business, just ONCE!!!

     
  • At Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:28:00 AM , Blogger Worried American said...

    SheaNC: Welcome back! You have been missed. You must have Internet Explorer as a browser. Not even I could access this blog with it, even though it worked fine on most other blogs. I do not know why. Several of our other former reader emailed to tell me they were unable to access IAB, either. I maintain IE but use my second browser almost exclusively - Mozilla Firefox,

    Dan'l, Thanks. I decided on a change for a change. :-) Subject to change again at any time. Got tired of the same-o same-o.
    Glad your in-laws have made it. As a grandmama many times over, I dare say your mother-in-law was in a stew to get there soonest.

    Re:Issues and politics : ALWAYS a hassle.

     
  • At Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:10:00 AM , Blogger audrey` said...

    Yeah! You're on Twitter too, Ann =)

    May I know your username on Twitter? Mine is audreyin.

    See you on Facebook and Twitter, Ann =)

     
  • At Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:25:00 PM , Blogger fjb said...

    Hi ladies! Like the new look and it loads so much faster, too.:) Great poem, Granny.

     

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