Posts made in April, 2020

Daddy’s Potato Soup

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Daddy’s Potato Soup

Daddy’s Potato Soup Being a child of a large family in 1950, we experienced many childhood viruses. Of course, there are now vaccines for diseases we had, such as mumps, measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, polio, flu, etc. All of these childhood illnesses did not have vaccines back in the 1950s.  We were all vaccinated for smallpox, which made an ugly sore on our arms, then once vaccinated, a clear, plastic cap covered the site with white tape holding it in place. The cover was to keep us from scratching the vaccination, possibly spreading it. Also, we took a DTP shot in the 1950s,...

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Fencing & Toilet

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Fencing & Toilet

If painting and roofing the house was not enough, Frank and I found other projects to tackle together.  Nearly every improvement done to our home, we did together, and it all made for some fun and wild stories. The next improvement project that Frank and I undertook together involved a lot of measuring and Geometry.  Trust me; Geometry is the math you need for proper fencing.  Of course, first, you will need to find your property’s boundaries too. Fencing Frank and I decided that we would fence our backyard.  We did not want a privacy fence because we liked the feeling of openness, but...

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