Sunday, October 3, 2021

2021 Project 365 – Week Forty

This was a quiet week of crocheting (mostly not pictured) and Dr. M chasing down the ancestors.
Sunday, September 26th   
Singing on my way to church.
 

Meanwhile, Dr. M tracked down the grave of a man who was actually not a relative. He was the husband of Dr. M’s second great grandmother, Nancy Jane McClure. Philip Stroup died during the Civil War, in Richmond (on Dr. M's birthday in 1862). Thereafter, Nancy married Dr. M’s second great grandfather, a Huggins.
 
Monday, September 27th     
Mango in the night…. (Fun fact, Dr. M said that Tango in the Night was a Fleetwood Mac song, and I said that I thought it was a lot older than that & started humming. Turns out I was humming Strangers in the Night, a completely different song. I laughed and laughed because that’s how I be sometimes.)
 

Tuesday, September 28th    
Dr. M says: Spent some quality time with my 5th great grands today, John and Margaret Costner Hoyle. The marker reads: LIEUTENANT JOHN HOYLE; JUNE 1, 1740 - SEPT. 1, 1822; JUROR, SOLDIER, AND PATRIOT IN THE CAUSE OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, SERVED UNDER COLONEL FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT IN THE HISTORY MAKING BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN ON OCT. 7, 1780
 

The Roy!
 

Wednesday, September 29th    
Sky Wednesday, courtesy of Dr. M. He was trying to capture the soybean fields for me because they’re my fall favorite.
 

Thursday, September 30th     
I had my doubts, I really did, but Dr. M kept the faith and here we are – the Atlanta Braves won their 4th straight National League East Division title. Whew!
 

Friday, October 1st    
I was so surprised that it’s already October that I didn’t take a picture.
  
Saturday, October 2nd   
Through September – three months to go! (Note - our grass looks a lot more dead than it actually is.)
 


Back in the day I hated fall (this is well documented). I really hate the shorter days. I am low energy at all times, but when it’s dark at 5:00 I am really low energy. Ugh. But at least in NC it might be dark, but there probably won’t be snow on the ground (sorry Nance). What I’m saying is, even though it’s not quite as wintry here down south, stay tuned for whinging. Are you a pumpkin spice lover or are you already dreaming of spring like I am?
 

11 comments:

  1. I'm a lover of pumpkin (pie, bread, bars, etc.) but "That Establishment" can keep their pumpkin spice whatever. Terrible stuff. Oily aftertaste isn't my thing.

    I loved your mango-on-a-plate. There's even a song to go with that. After a week of rain, we have a week of sun coming up, and highs only in the 80s. The sound of rejoicing can be heard in the land!

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    1. Ha! I don't know if I even knew that song existed. Thank you!

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  2. I love fall.

    Here's my entry in the "mango song" competition:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifkBL3OfzHI

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  3. I forgive you.

    I hate that everything is called Pumpkin Spice. Pumpkin does not have spice. What they really should say is Pumpkin PIE Spice. They're referring to a blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger. NOT PUMPKIN.

    Sigh. I really am a persnickety old thing, I know.

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    1. Do you mean to tell me that there isn't actually any PUMPKIN flavor in those drinks? It's just spice? Geez.

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  4. I'm always ready for fall or rather I'm always ready for summer to be over. and you made me laugh too.

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    1. Yeah I don't like the heat either. I guess it's just the lack of light that I mourn.

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  5. Hmmm, it is time to try the pumpkin spice latte.
    Liked the "singing on the way to church", but first thought you were laying down on the way to church, Ha!

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  6. I also enjoy genealogy - my long ago family came from VA, KY, TN, GA. Sometimes it's hard to find the info. I don't mind the coming of fall. I am really tired of summer now.

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    1. I am very fortunate that on my mother's side of the family others did exhaustive research a century ago. It really helps that she, like my father, is a direct descentant of the same small group of German pioneers that settled here in North Carolina before the Revolution.

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