It’s how you use the dash that counts!

I heard a new song today, I don’t know the name or the singers but will watch for it again as I think it is the best song I have heard in a long long time. I have been working on my family tree for many months now and have over two hundred pages with about 24 grand parents on each page. They all start with a name such as Robert Whitcomb 1629-1704 the song says this shows your first breath and your last with a dash between and it is how you spend your dash that counts. Now when I get antsy or bored I ask myself, “How am I spending my dash?” Think about it for a while and you won’t waste your dash either. Listen for the song and let me know the name and artist when you hear it.
We finally found enough time to get over to the pool. It is a shame to have such a nice heated pool and never get to use it. Last year I don’t think we went into the water more than a half dozen times so this year we promised to swim more and it has taken us a month to get there for the first time.
Today I made bread. I get my stone ground whole wheat from Littleton Grist mill in New Hampshire and we have two slices of the yummy bread each night for supper with either a cup of soup or a salad. I think this is one of the reasons for our good health and why we take no medicines of any kind!!
My next job is to plan the Christmas Eve dinner. Each year Norman and I host a Christmas Eve dinner and tree for what ever family is available. We take a group picture and that is always our Christmas card the next year. One year we hosted it in Norman’s hospital room so that one was not very well attended but it still made a nice card and adds to the memories. It is fun to watch the families grow and right now it is the twins that made the pictures. Have a great day

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to It’s how you use the dash that counts!

  1. Donald says:

    This, the following, will give you more insight to “The Dash”:

  2. dphann says:

    The Dash: it’s origin and author:
    Donald and Deborah, PHS 1970

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