Monday, September 15, 2014


Norfolk, VA
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Every day should be a cause for celebration. By celebrating the gift of life, you protect your heart from the dangers of pessimism, regret, hopelessness and bitterness.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p.203)
The other day we went to the double thrift store on New Hampshire Avenue.  CDs at both stores were priced at $1.91.  I didn't discover until I got to the checkout that the second place had a sale, "buy four and get one free." I hope I didn't buy any duplicates.

I bought:
  1. Corel Gallery Magic (2 disc of images)
  2. Mary Chapin Carpenter - Party Doll
  3. K.D. Lang - Invincible Summer
  4. Patty Loveless - Dreamin' My Dreams
  5. Washington National Cathedral - Centennial Celebration
  6. Brooks & Dunn - The Greatest Hits Collection II
  7. Brooks & Dunn - Hillbilly Deluxe
  8. Nickel Creek - Why Should The Fire Die?
  9. Chely Wright - The Metropolitan Hotel
I also remembered to download my weekly free music allotment from the county library Freegal service.  This time I selected Johnny Rodriguez - Desperado, A Decade of Hits.

I'm in music lovers heaven.

Mr. Dickie
15 September 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Look Hard

Azaleas at University Park, MD 
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Sometimes you have to look hard at a person 
remember that he is doing the best he can.
He's just trying to find his way.
That's all.
(Ernest Thompson in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 3 April)
14 September 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Question Everything

When attempting to learn how to deal with the things in your life 
the things happening in your life.
"Question Everything"
(after Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 191)
13 September 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014


Backyard Iris - photo by Mr. Dickie

Attitude is the mind's paintbrush; it can color any situation.
(Barbara Johnson in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 172)

12 Sep 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Melva's African Violet - photo by Mr. Dickie

All we do and say should reflect our personal standards and beliefs - the values that affirm God's own life within us and within all other people and creatures; and that lead to the common good.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol., 44, 8 May)

I was outside for a while today helping Melva clear the spreading grass from the large circular garden in front of the house. Lots of digging and pulling is needed to remove the long roots from the dirt. Melva shutdown the project when  about 2/3rds of the circle was complete.  The remaining part isn't so overgrown.  Another hour of work should complete the work.

A Conger researcher claims that Abigail Adelia Grant, who married Charles Curtis Conger was the niece of Ulysses S. Grant.  There was no source citation.  I couldn't find any information on the Internet to indicate that either of the brothers of U.S. Grant had children.  I wrote a post about the challenge for my genealogy blog.

Dick Henthorn
9 September 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

This Is What I Do Want

Elise Smithmyer of By & By singing lead
Photo By Mr. Dickie

It's OK to notice what you don't want, because it gives you contrast to say, "This is what I do want." But the fact is, the more you talk about what you don't want, or talk about how bad it is, read about that all the time, and then say how terrible it is - well, you're creating more of that.
(Jack Canfield in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, p. 144)

Yesterday I finished searching all of the Notes in my Conger genealogy file for people named Conger who had the data tag "AKA:".  This is part of a project to put Nicknames into the Nickname field in RootsMagic.

I also remembered to download my "free" music from the county library Freegal service.  The weekly allotment of five songs is reset on Monday.  I selected some songs from The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter album.

A few times lately I've been preparing my blog posts the night before I want them to post. Then I don't feel so pressured in the mornings to type something to post.

Dick Henthorn
8 September 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Doing Something Positive

Doing something positive toward another person is a practical approach to feeling good about yourself.
(Barbara Johnson, in 100 Days of Prayer For Women, p. 80)
7 September 2014