Giving Thanks – Day of Thanksgiving # 6

Days of Thanksgiving
I will list throughout the Month the things I am most thankful for:

Days of Thanksgiving #6

I am Thankful that
 I have Hot Water

Days of Thanksgiving #5
I am Thankful that I have a Warm Bed

Days of Thanksgiving #4
I am Thankful that I have Food to eat

Days of Thanksgiving #3
I am Thankful that I have Heat

Days of Thanksgiving #2
I’m Thankful that I have
a Roof over my Head

Days of Thanksgiving #1
I’m Thankful that I am Alive.

Thank you for stopping by,

I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle

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What are you Thankful for?

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October Goodbye

OCTOBER
Crisp air, acorn rains, Cricket’s song, sadly wane,
Harvest Moon light, Campfires glow, all creatures start to slow,
Trees throwing down their leaves after their splendid show,
Pumpkin, hot apple spider cider, spice wafers and s’mores,
Oktoberfests and Autumnal harvest with goodies galore. – DRD 2014

Rickelle's full moon 29 Aug 2015 cropped

 

I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle

The Handyman Special – Bathroom II

Our House…

Our Handyman Special…

Was more Special than we were Handy 😀

It took us decades to finish it.

Bathroom II

This Bathroom seriously needed to be redone, the floor was sinking, and the ceramic floor tiles were cracking, due to a cracked beam. In addition to that, this bathroom was originally done (revamped) all too quickly and poorly the first time. It was ‘thrown’ together rapidly to accommodate a disabled parent who could not navigate the stairs to the other bathroom.

This one took well over six months, piece by piece, to finish. PHEW

The Cracked Beam

* Bath, cracked Beam

The Gutting

The Rebuilding

The Finishing

The Finish – TaDah

down bath 1

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Wahoo – Another Major Accomplish

after all these years… Through 4 daughters with all their activities and running, and hosting another teenager daughter, an exchange student, for a school year. PLUS… 5 dogs, 5 cats, 5 times taking in and running for homeless people and / or families, 3 parrots, 3 elders with all their running, 2 turtles, 2 fish tanks, 1 pond, 30+ years of being an active Girl Scout and Boy Scout volunteer, and our 2 jobs,, etc.  Oh and Last, but not least… My Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney failure, 5 years on home dialysis, then my transplant..

PHEW!   😀    Go Us.

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle

The Handyman Special – The Bathroom

Our House…

Our Handyman Special…

Was more Special than we were Handy 😀

It took us decades.

Before

Bathroom upstairs 1979

After

Bathroom up 2

Bathroom up 1

Bathroom up 3

Bathroom up 4

Wahoo – Finally

after all these years… Through 4 daughters with all their activities and running, and hosting another teenager daughter, an exchange student, for a school year. PLUS… 5 dogs, 5 cats, 5 times taking in and running for homeless people and / or families, 3 parrots, 3 elders with all their running, 2 turtles, 2 fish tanks, 1 pond, 30+ years of being an active Girl Scout and Boy Scout volunteer, and our 2 jobs,, etc.  Oh and Last, but not least… My Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney failure, 5 years on home dialysis, then my transplant..

PHEW!   😀    Go Us.

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Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past,            and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle

Walking My Talk

Walking My Talk … Just updated my ‘Walking My Talk’ post.

Oma Eagle

HOW DO I WALK MY CONSERVATION TALK?

Maintained a mostly Pesco-veggie diet

pre 1978 and on
  • Shopped regional and seasonal.
  • Used wax paper lunch bags.
  • Used refillable drink bottles and thermoses.
  • Made all meals from scratch. -no trash.
  • Bought bulk in paper bags at crate and barrel stores.
  • Cleaned with vinegar; baking soda; and Dr. Bronner’s liquid soaps.
  • Refilled bottles at our old-fashioned ‘health food’ store with:
    • Vinegars
    • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps
    • Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Mineral Bouillon
    • Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids.
  • Used washable rags to clean.
  • Used washable linen napkins.
  • Made rag rugs for floors.
  • Used no air conditioning.
  • Owned no refrigerator. (I was talked into a small Energy Star one later on.)
  • Owned no dryer or dishwasher.
  • Hung all clothes to dry, either outside or inside.
  • Recycled / reclaimed old wood furniture.
  • Had a garden.
  • Rode motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles and walked a lot.
  • Drove a manual 5 speed 1978 Toyota Celica…

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George Denny Clemens Ancestral Men of Faith

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George Denny Clemens / Clement   1615–1660

A Puritan, beheaded in 1660 for his faith.

My 9th Great Grandfather.

George Clement, son of George and Audry (Denny) Clements, became Puritans and he along with ten or twelve others, were beheaded in the year 1660, upon the restoration of the crown to Charles II, for having signed with Oliver Cromwell and fifty-seven others, the warrant for the execution of Charles the First.

At the end of the first war Charles, the First was being held by the Scottish Presbyterian Army, who handed him over to the parliamentary forces.  George Clemens, a member of British parliament 1647 London, England, Puritan and Mennonite, 1647 a member of British Parliament and was 1 of 59 who signed the death warrant for King Charles I, thus beheaded.

In January 1649 a trial was arranged, comprising 135 commissioners. Some were informed beforehand of their summons, and refused to participate, but most were named without their consent being sought. Forty-seven of those named did not appear either in the preliminary closed sessions or the subsequent public trial. At the end of the four-day trial, 57 of the commissioners present signed the death warrant; two further commissioners added their names subsequently. The following day, 30 January, Charles I was beheaded outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall; Charles II went into exile. The English Monarchy was replaced with, at first, the Commonwealth of England (1649–53) and then the Protectorate (1653–59) under Cromwell’s personal rule.

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Genealogical History of the Gottshall Family,                                                   descendants of Rev. Jacob Gottshall. With complete record of the descendants of William Ziegler Gottshall, Compiled by Rev. N. B. Grubb. Published by The Gottshall Family Association 1924. 128 pgs.

THE CLEMENS FAMILY

Mr. Lewis Waldemar Clemens, of the Royal Colonial Institute, of Toronto, Canada, has for a number of years untiringly searched the family records of the Clemens family back through the archives of Ottawa and has carefully traced the ancestry of the official records of England and Holland, with such success that his complete work has been passed upon by The College of Arms, England, and after strict scrutiny has received the official approval of that institution.

Mr. Clemens traced an unbroken record of the family ancestry back to the sixteenth century, to

I) Clement of Toft, Lincolnshire, England. He was the father of

II) William Clement, of Wissingsett, Norfolkshire, to whom in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, in the year 1563, the Family Arms were granted by the visitation of Norfolk,. made by William Harvey, Clarencieux King of Arms, South of Trent.. and confirmed by John Raven, Richmond Herald. in the year 1613.  The wife of William Clement was one Arm Nernon. They had three children, George, Thomas and Edmund.

III) George Clement, married Audry Denny daughter of John Denny, of Chishunt, and widow of John Haydon, of Longham.

IV) George Clement, son of George and Audry, became Puritans and together with ten or twelve, others were beheaded in the year 1660, upon the restoration of the crown to Charles, for having signed with Oliver Cromwell and fifty-seven others, the warrant for the execution of Charles the First, 1648.  They had a son Jacob.

V) Jacob Clement, born 1651, was nine years old when his father, George Clement, was beheaded.  He and his elder brother John also became Puritans and when Jacob was eighteen years of age, the two brothers came out to America in 1669. Jacob afterwards returned to England and in 1677 he was married there to a woman whose Christian name only has been recorded, Mary.

V) Jacob CLEMENS (1651-1684) married Maria Mary BARTHOLOMEW (1658–1684), Like most Puritans, Anabaptist, etc., they fled England, and lived in the Netherlands to avoid Religious Persecution.

VI) Gerhardt ‘Garret’ Bartholomew CLEMENS (1680–1745) was born in the Netherlands, married Anneli “Anna” Hiestand REIFF (1682–’1745′) born in Alzheim, Switzerland. They were married in The Netherlands in 1702.

They Emigrated in 1709 to Salford, Philadelphia  County, now Montgomery County Penna. They were a Prominent Family in the Salford Mennonite Community.

CLEMENS, Family Memorial Stone at Salford Mennonite Cemetery

  • Gerhardt ‘Garret’ CLEMENS 1680-1745 and
  • Anneli ‘Anna’ REIFF 1682-1745
  • Their Children:
    • Johannes ‘John’ Clemens 1707-unk and wife Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth Anna Clemens 1712-1793 and
    • husband Valentine Kratz 1747-1834
    • Jacob Clemens 1703-1782 and
    • and wife Barbara Clymer 1714-1777
    • Abraham Clemens 1710-1776 and
    • wife Catherine.
  1. Clement of Toft…                                                         My 12th GG Father
  2. William Clement & Ann Nernon                                 My 11th GG Parents
  3. George Clement & Audry Denny                                My 10th GG Parents
  4. George Clement                                                         My 9th GG Father
  5. Jacob Clemens & Maria Mary Bartholomew              My 8th GG Parents
  6. Gerhardt ‘Garret’ Clemens & Anneli “Anna” Reiff     My 7th GG Parents

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Reach out and touch your Elders,

talk to them and take many notes, even if what they say doesn’t make sense to you. Where did they, their parents, grandparents live, work, etc. Ask about customs, foods, trades, don’t forget to include the hearsay (it might come in handy). Write everything they say down, it may come into play later.

Have Fun -OmaEagle

I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past,               and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle

Thrift Shoppe Finds

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So Glad We Stopped into The Hospital Thrift Shoppe

We have had a very busy day on an emotional roller coaster ride. We attended a Funeral Mass in the morning. Then in the afternoon, we had to return to the Hospital to follow-up on some business from the week before. On our way driving to and from each place, we would drive past the Hospital Thrift Shoppe, thinking we should stop in there soon.

On our way back home, we had talked about stopping in, but said we said No, it would be too much, because we are spent, we don’t have the energy left. We decided to head straight home, and perhaps take a nap. However, as we were driving by, at the last minute, we said, “What the Heck, just a quick look around.” Boy, am I glad we did…

Here are our finds…

  • 2 Sterno Emergency Preparedness Kits, each kit includes:
    • a Sterno 6″ pillar that burns for up to 60 hours.
    • six Sterno votive candles that burn up to nine hours each.
    • two 7-oz containers of Sterno gel fuel that burns up to 2.5 hours each.
    • and  a Sterno folding stove, so you can prepare food over the flame.
  • A BBQ apron with tools:
    • A nylon apron / that becomes a roll-up storage bag.
    • A BBQ spatula with bottle opener.
    • A BBQ knife
    • A BBQ fork
    • BBQ tongs
    • A BBQ mitt
    • and 2 shakers
  • A glass cake stand – (we will use as a plant stand)
  • A glass serving plate – (we will use as a saucer under plants)
  • 2 small lead crystal candle holders. (for battery taper candles)
  • A small square apothecary jar – (for the bathroom)

Sterno setsThrift glassBBQ tools

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All the above for an unbelievable price of… Two Dollars and Twelve Cents. 😀

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But then he ran back in and bought… a 2 gallon thick glass water dispenser jar without it’s lid for only a quarter. (we might use it for fermenting)  🙂

Glass jug

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Thanks for stopping by…

What do you think of our finds? What were some of your best bargains?

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I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past,   and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle