Spider Ants

One of the most annoying things is having these little critters that pop up on my computer or my kitchen counter top. They move so fast that it is hard to to catch them. I have tried almost everything. Oil with soap and essential oils, Advanced, ant traps, nothing worked. Until today someone told me about chlorine. I knew about getting rid of spiders with Clorox mix but not chlorine.You make a 50/50 mix and spray all over but don’t spray your plants or grass it will kill them. However it will kill the grass on your driveway, clean the outside of your house and of course those pesky little suckers. Yeah!

A Bucket List Wish

For many years I have traveled some throughout The United States and manage to collect many things. Antique and vintage jewelry, clothing, furniture and art works and more. One that I found very drawn to and researched was a Frederick ‘Sack’ Remington print wash of a soldier on a horse. This one was unusual and appeared to be one of his first works that survived the fire that destroyed most of his works. How this person managed to save it no one knows. I understand he did do a couple of his own prints in his early years,

For the past 16 years or more since I purchased it, I read all the books and material on his works and the varied signatures. It seemed he rarely signed his works the same way. And yes I also found that some artists copied his works. But the signature on this wash works appears to be his. There was an inscription under his signature that said “with my compliments to Troop A 1st Cavalry 1898 . And there was such a unit.  I would like to save enough money to go to the Remington Museum and stay long enough to get it authenticated and to see his hometown. At 77, I hope to get there somehow. Love some feedback

Growing Old

There are any stories about seniors retiring early. You may hear or know of those who retired with enough income to live lavishly, some with enough income to live comfortably, those who didn’t save enough and went back to work and then there are those who either didn’t make enough to save, lost their pensions because of mis-management by the companies or Unions they worked for  or had the knowledge of how to invest for the future.

There are many ways people squandered their money, smoking, drugs, gambling And then there were those who gambled all their money looking for that lucky streak instead of investing for lack of knowledge.

Rich or poor, no matter what ethnic group, the family structure has changed. Families split apart because of employment, status, environment or other reasons. All in all what remained was the need for families to stick together and protect each other. We enjoyed the family reunions, occasional visits during holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, deaths or an occasional pop in to see if everyone was okay.

As I talk to people today I have begun to notice that more people are searching for their families and hoping they can be re-united again. Some just hope they had something more to do then stay home and watch TV or listen to the radio. Maybe just someone who would stop by and say hello or share a meal instead of to rob  or abuse them. It is sad to go to a Rehab Center and see the loneliness and emptiness of those left there with no one to see them. You see the same in Hospice, Food Centers etc. There are some Senior Centers available with activities for them but they are usually out of reach.

We have children, seniors and families who legitimately are starving, homeless or have no medical care here in our country. Most walk around with no teeth because of poor diets. I don’t remember seeing much of this when I was young, we were taught to help others. What has happened to this world?

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