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she faltered by the wayside

* We drove up to a moderately-sized lake the other day. I'm in longing for some sort of second home, a retreat. I know, I know, I already live in the deep woods...and I'm not sure where this NEED is arising....but, I'm feeling it. So, a lake within an easy few hours' drive....but, alas, it wasn't for us. I want the ocean. I have penciled in an Oregon coast house-hunting trip for next spring. Or maybe mid-November....

Anyway, we did find a wonderful OLD teensy town on the tip of the lake and in that small enclave was this amazing little cemetery. A few photos under the cut and the rest are over at mourning_souls.

Born to Mortality
Born to Immortality

Not sure I'm following this - She faltered by the wayside and the angels took her home. Faltered?

* Sad news this morning about my neighbor passing away yesterday. I just spent two hours with her and her husband two weeks ago. We are currently trying to collect more vintage photographs for the Historical Society. She had such great photos and stories! Her family has been here since the early 1900's. When my friend and I left, we agreed we would have to rertun with the video camera and conduct a small interview. She and her husband were asking us how they can rent the association building for their 60th wedding anniversary in December.

* Yes *ahem* I am still doing some volunteering for the community.

* I think....we are going to take the plunge and get satellite tv. Drop netflix and see if there isn't somefuckenthing we can watch on 158 channels. The cost is giving us pause....but we currently get four channels and three of those are PBS and it's just not enough. Netflix is a wasteland. What flisters have cable/satellite and are happy with the investment?

* I am writing! I feel good about separating my two stories and things are flowing much more smoothly now.

* Kidling1 has been asked to volunteer as the ASL guide at the Frank Lloyd Wright house! I think that's very cool.


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Sep. 16th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
The FLW house in Chicago? I have a friend who used to docent there (he lives about a block or two away) though now he docents at the Hemingway house. It's a gorgeous house and workshop and I love the neighborhood. We were just there in July.
Sep. 17th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)
In AZ! There seems to be a FLW museum in every town in America!
Sep. 16th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your neighbor!

We have cable here. I don't really watch it a whole lot. I mostly watch TV shows lately and I find those on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

Glad things are going better with your writing!

Congrats to Kidling 1!


Sep. 17th, 2016 02:26 pm (UTC)
I hear this - that folks don't have anything "more" to watch with 150 channels. :( We seem to be out of options on Netflix and amazon....guess we should start playing cards!

Thanks, S!
Sep. 20th, 2016 02:21 am (UTC)
I think it all kind of just depends on what you're looking for. I really stopped watching cable because we didn't have many premium channels and with Netflix and the other stuff I could watch old TV shows without commercials and when I wanted to. Lately though I have been watching cable a little more because I've been watching a lot of game shows.

My mother-in-law was complaining about the same thing, with not having anything to watch. With her I think it was because she was watching it every day, plus she really only has one genre that she wants - romantic comedies/romance - so there's only so much of that they're going to have.

But cards are fun! :)

Sep. 16th, 2016 08:55 pm (UTC)
So sorry about your neighbor. It is hard to lose people, especially when we've just started to get to know them. For me it feels like such a great opportunity lost. But how wonderful that you were able to spen two hours with her, hearing her stories. So important! Isn't that what we all want deep down, to have our experiences and memories matter? You gave her that!

Super awesome news about your daughter! I adore the whole Craftsman movement. How wonderful for her!

I don't have satellite TV, but I do have cable, and netflix. Probably by the end of the month I am going down to basic service. Truth is, although my TV is on pretty much all day--background noise mostly--there isn't much on that I watch anymore. I expect between basic cable, netflix, and all the DVDS I'm able to get at the various thrift stores around town, I will have plenty to watch. Oh, and the final season of Penny Dreadful will be heading my way in October.

Your cemetery pics are fascinating. Love the one about the little girl who faltered. One would have to find out how the word was used back then, but expect she became ill. Poor little thing. Fiction fodder! (Edit: I think I read the two as a seven. Still fiction fodder.)

I love the idea of you living, even part time, in Oregon. It's closer. ;-)

So glad you are writing again, and are at peace with it. Hope we get some samples. Hint, hint.

Edited at 2016-09-16 09:15 pm (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, M. It is a sad day for the village. This couple have been a pretty central part of it for a long, long time. I do wish we had gotten some of her stories on video.

Craftsman!!! I hope she can fit this job into her wacky schedule.

Wow, I'm hearing this - an extra 150 channels doesn't seem to make that much of a difference. We watch about two hours a night during the week...and one hour of that is news....so maybe we'd get more news options? Guess it's time to go back to the tried and true - games, books, knitting.

AH-HA!!! That must be what "faltered" means! Thanks, M!!! I was stumped.

I have to get to the coast. The issue is convincing D. He feels that it would get cold and boring....

You know, someday...sooner than later...we should plan some sort of get together. D is frantic to drive to Alaska...

Are YOU writing?
Sep. 17th, 2016 06:35 am (UTC)

Why are you still volunteering? Do you want to still be volunteering?

I don't know about American TV. But here we definitely have the over a hundred channels and nothing is on. I have a freeview box though. So you pay for the box and the channels are free, would you be able to go for something like that? Or you could get an amazon subscription. I don't know if it's just me, but I seem to get the feeling there's nothing to watch at the moment. I can't even bring myself to watch stranger things, though that's mainly because everyone seems to be on about it and it feels like it's something I 'have to' watch and I never do well with those.

Yay for writing going smoothly. I look forward to seeing your writings.
Sep. 17th, 2016 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, J. Sad day for the village.

I don't know why I'm still hanging in there, hanging around, considering more and less. It's become a HUGE emotional struggle for me now. On the one hand, I miss the daily involvement, on the other....I don't. It's just been a rollercoaster year. This Historical Society stuff I enjoy. Collecting photos, scanning and fixing them, displaying them, listening to the stories...I want to use my video camera more...But still the drama and the politics are never very far away.

Are you writing? What's up with you?
Sep. 17th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)

Ah that's a hard one. I suppose it's about finding a level of doing stuff that you're comfortable with.

I am writing, currently writing a black widow fic for heroine bigbang. Beginning to suspect the strain injury is something more sinister than a strain injury, am going to the doctor again on Monday.
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Sep. 17th, 2016 02:33 pm (UTC)
It isn't working for us mindlessly lately. It's HUMONGOUSLY frustrating to scroll through titles and come up empty and wander away to bed. Ugh.

In AZ! Doesn't it seem as though he managed to build a masterpiece in every city in America?
Sep. 18th, 2016 02:25 am (UTC)
i'm sorry about your neighbor. sounds like she had a good long life, at least. (i mean, planning for her 60th anniversary! that's pretty impressive.)

your cemetery photos are gorgeous. i figured "faltered by the wayside" meant she got sick too, because what kind of faltering is an eight-year-old girl going to do? y'know?

what flw house is kidlet1 going to volunteer at? i know his son had a house in phoenix, and taliesin west is outside scottsdale, but are there more? (is the son's house a museum? i thought it was at risk of being demolished, but i think that was a couple years ago. it could totally be a museum now.) it is very cool! good for her. :D
Sep. 19th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
Wow. Your mountains look so much like my mountains except they're brown. I love that you can see the way the land falls with the erosion but they're brown. Not leafless tree color, but dirt color. O_o

Same country, different worlds.
Sep. 21st, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sure sorry about your neighbor. It sounds as if you spent some good time with her, and it's nice that you got to know her better while you could.

My bigger problem with Netflix seems to be that, while I'm enjoying the streaming a lot, there are very few things in my DVD queue that I actually want to see-- or more honestly, that both HalfshellHusband and I want to see. Most of the offbeat dramas/comedies/etc. are things I would watch and he hasn't been up to those for several years now. And the various documentaries and stuff... I can't get motivated to see those, either. So, it's mostly all streaming all the time.

But if you have streaming, check out "An Idiot Abroad" before you bail. And "Luther." :)
Oct. 2nd, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)
I love the one for Helene; one of the nicest I've ever seen.
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