Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting For Winter

Right now I crave the quiet days that brings along with winds that sweep the streets clean of life.

What wonders lies in cold times, the ground gets bright like the moon in the night sky, and during those times when the moon shines, she tends to brew up a gloomy atmosphere for all to bathe in and all to sleep through.

Those peaceful times!
Those peaceful times!

Poem by Ralgy Cepeda

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Year 1933

Some facts that occurred the year I was born, I found interesting. It was a common year, starting on a Sunday of the Gregorian year. As you probably guessed, this is my birth year (November 24th), my birthday comes on Thanksgiving every seven years.

These are just a few facts that happened in the year 1933. Construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco Bay begins. The U.S. Congress votes for the independence of the Philippines. U.S. Constitution is ratified, changing Inauguration Day from March 4th to January 20th.. Mount Rushmore was dedicated. A powerful earthquake and tsunami hits Honshu Japan, killing 3,000 people.

During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday, closing all the banks in the United States, and freezing all financial transactions. Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camps, it opened March 22nd. 1933. The Jews called for a boycott of German goods. Beer is legalized in the United States.

The first alleged sighting of the Loch Ness monster occurs. The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey. A United Airlines Boeing 247 destroyed near Chesterton, Indiana by a bomb. This is the first proven case of air sabotage in airline history. Albert Einstein arrives in the US as a refuge from Nazi Germany and accepts a position at Princeton University.

New Deal by President Roosevelt unveils Civil Works Administration designed to create jobs for more than four million of the unemployed in our country. The 21st amendment goes into effect, alcohol becomes legal in the United States. King Kong movie is out. Aldof Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Gas was 10 cents a gallon. Rent was $18.00 a month. Bread was 7 cents a loaf. Hamburg was 11 cents a pound. Average labor wages was $20.00 a month. This may seem like a dream but most were unemployed or their salary was small.

Hope you enjoyed these and Hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving, don't eat too much, know I probably will.

Monday, November 14, 2011


My facebook problem has been solved, thank goodness.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I just found out that my facebook account is blocked and I am trying to find out who is using my account. Just wanted to let you know why I can not post. Has this ever happened to any of you?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Coming Back

I will be commenting on your blogs by the end of the week. I appreciate all your kind comments. I guess we all get into the blue stage of our lives, especially in our older age of life.

I really hate feeling sorry for myself but I guess this is what I am doing, please forgive me for doing this. We do have our health and I am glad I live in America and have the freedom we all share. I have missed you all and I guess I will come and see what you are up to (I missed this most of all).==love=Margaret

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ode To My Dog Spot

Even though it has been sixty-seven years since I last saw you, I still think of you. You were my dads dog and he had a few years with you before he was killed at work. I remember seeing you lying by his bed with sad eyes, hoping he would come home.

I was only a young child of seven years and don't remember too much of your first two years. I am sorry to say I don't remember ever feeding you but I am sure I did, especially after my dad died. You did follow us all over the neighborhood. You must of been a good dog because the neighbors never complained about you.

The sad thing is my mom had to sell our house and we had to move to another state and live with my Aunt Lottie and her family. You came with us but things did not work out for you there. My mom found you a home back in our old neighborhood and I am sure you missed us. Again we had to move this time to Michigan to live with our Aunt Margaret, and I knew I would never see you again, this made me sad for many a years.

I found you one last time before we moved, you were with your new family. I really cried to know I would never see you again. I never forgot about you and over the years I wondered if you had a good life. I also wondered how your little life ended, I hope of old age. I think of Spotty ever time I read my friend Abe's story's about his dog Pepper Jax.

I write this with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, This is the first dog we had, and things did not go our way either, we were left alone a lot. I really can't remember too much about Spots care after my dads death, because we were scattered to the wind, doing what ever we wanted (unsupervised), my mom had taken to drinking and spent much time at the bars, sometimes not coming home all night. and sometimes not for a day or two.

I wish I had a memory like my blogger friend Linda, then things would come to me. I don't know how to put pictures on my posts, but if you click on Family Pictures above and scroll down to see Spot sitting up with my Grandfather. you will see him. Sad days make for no sunshine but my blogger friends make the rays of the sunshine break through the clouds and brighten my day.

I am sorry I sound so blue, but things around here have not changed, please bear with me, I feel better getting this out of me and feel Spot heard me==love Margaret