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Summer of 2017

12 Jul

It’s been so long since I’ve posted.  Although I’ve been so busy living and doing that I haven’t taken the time to write, I have composed posts in my mind.  Now, while I’m at a resting spot–in the midst of my summer travels–I want to put these thoughts on paper–virtually.

This summer I’ve been with people that I haven’t seen for years.   It’s wonderful getting reacquainted, hearing about their lives, and reminiscing on mine.  I’ve recounted how in December of 2013 I went to Florida for the winter and ended up staying until June and that I now live in Florida and do my traveling “home” in the summers.

This summer, in addition to the Cousin Reunion in Nebraska (the first was in 2014) I attended my 50th class reunion there.  Wow! 50 Years!!!  In a way it doesn’t seem possible, though in another way it seems a lifetime ago.  It was the first class reunion I’ve attended.  I’ve only seen a handful of the 96 graduates through the years, so it took me awhile to place names with faces.  It brings a smile to my face, remembering.  It was special to see in those faces, some so changed, the glimpses of the teens they were.  I hope to keep in contact with many of my classmates and am looking forward to the next reunion in 5 years.

Besides the reunion highlights, I’ve traveled quite a bit more this summer than usual.   My mind is so filled with all the memories, that it will take me awhile to sort them out.  With the chronological story of my pics and my daily (most days) recording of events and travels, I hope to sort it all out while I’m regrouping/refreshing in Jefferson City, Mo.  I’ve decided to add a new “Travel” category to my blog and hope to post some entries in the coming weeks.

Tumbleweeds2seashells

17 Feb

I’m in the process of creating a sister site tumbleweeds2seashells.  Since I haven’t been able to find the Bueno theme that I use on this site, I’m trying one called Plane.  I will need to refer back to my early posts in the Technology category where I recounted what I was learning as I created this site.

Although I will be working on the new site, I still intend to post to this site.  One of the posts currently in process in an update to My Spiritual Journey.

Please consider following me to stay abreast of future postings.

 

Site Navigation

11 Feb

For those of you who haven’t yet read my website/blog and for my technically challenged friends-here is a description that might help you find your way around. Across the top are these selections: Home–displayed when you come to the site; About–where I tell why I started the blog and the things it contains; Feature Photos–I only have a few up, but plan to add more; and Art–like Photos, I have some but plan to add more. There are drop down selections for the Photos and Art.

Below these headings, on the left side are the two options for navigating the site: Categories–I presently have 10 selections; and Archives–where you can select posts by month. The number beside each selection shows how many posts are in each category/month.

Also on the left is where you can follow my blog. Below that are the top Posts and Pages that people have viewed. Under this is the Calendar, where you can click and see the number of posts in any given month to display.

The right side of the page displays my posts, displayed consecutively beginning at the most recent. At the bottom of each post is a place to like, share, and comments. The very bottom of the page lists the WordPress blogs I follow , plus a link to my Facebook page ‘LeNel’.

I designed the site myself and even though at times it was very frustrating (see my early posts in the Technology category) I learned so much and am pleased with my results. Please check it out and leave your opinion.

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