Doggy/OC – Pack Day

Greetings Kin,

I’m feeling doggy and have decided to make Dog/OC a Pack Sharing Day.   I don’t have any rules, except you can share or like if you want to! (Meaning, I haven’t figured that part out yet.) On Doggy Days I will share follower blog links, aiming to share links for all my follower blogs over time. This is a short introductory list. I also get to share an off-topic personal story about my family. 🙂

Here’s some of the PACK!

Indulge Your Inner Foody
Gouchis Girl offers some awesome recipes – from things you have on hand, easy, lower calorie options. This is the most recent recipe I tried that will become a weekly. AWESOME.
(Thank you for inspiring this blog share!)
Embrace Carbs – Creamy Mexican Pasta

Gypsy Cafe
Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café – A favorite site to explore photography of ancient sites and far away places, and stories about experiences from all over the world. I’m sharing a link to his a recent post on Jacques’ hike up the Classic Inca Trail in Peru, South America

David Snape & Friends
David is a friend from Australia with a radio show. He focuses on topics about autism, though his show also covers art and culture. (For now, this is as close as I can get to a trip to Australia.)

Discovermarche  will take you on a tour of Le Marche, Italy from the beautiful countryside to the culture and local tradition. (A side trip to Italy.)

Laura Grace Weldon
Laura is a very accomplished author on childhood education and a home schooling author. Her topics are broad and inspirational.

Dream Big, Dream Often
Danny is a blog newbie’s best friend helping others to build readership, and a sharer of inspirational writing. He was among my first followers. (Reminds me that I should look for and support new bloggers.)

Jacqueline is always cooking up something. She has some twisted ideas about having fun and writing that are always fun, and I love her “echos of my neighborhood” blog share where other bloggers share a photo tour of their neighborhood.

If you’re not here yet, I hope to have you listed in a future Doggy Day

My personal share…


Family Farm, Circa 1952

On Dog/OC I find myself remembering family ancestors. I really felt Woody Crumbo come forward to be present with the “Deer Family” painting on the Ceremony Page. Now my own ancestors are speaking to me.

I’m sharing an old photo from around 1952 of life on the farm in Kansas, USA. This was Grandma’s House when I was growing up, and some of the related characters. A pot-belly stove served as the furnace in the living room. I hardly ventured beyond there or the kitchen. And, the facilities were outside – as in an outhouse with a Sears and Roebuck catalog.


Up the Drive to Grandma’s House

My Grandma Naomi was an arts and crafter with highly skilled hands for knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting – and a storyteller of the highest order. She shared stories about settlers that traveled across the land through the early days. This is the land my early ancestors settled. She told stories of her personal encounters with God – one when she was 8 months pregnant with ruptured appendix, and carried 15 miles to town in horse drawn buggy for medical care. Both she and baby survived.

So, I’m thinking about these people who are part of my history. The looks are deceiving, as these were all very smart people who were skilled at surviving through some very difficult times. My Great Grandmother from this clan survived a winter with a baby in a duggout in Western Kansas. My uncle, among those pictured became an IT executive for an aircraft manufacturer, and other direct decedents of this lot are doctors, PhDs, an AF Colonel, NASA mathematical expert, Satellite and Nuclear Energy specialists – and then there’s me, wandering my own path. LOL

With love sent to ALL my relations (including you), and to my Grandma Naomi who taught me about having a direct experience with God.

in lak’ech, i am another you


8 thoughts on “Doggy/OC – Pack Day

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your share. It’s lovely to read history like this. Very resilient ancestors and shows how far we’ve come. Thank you so much for including me your doggy park. I appreciate that 🙂


  2. Thank you, Jacqueline. I cherish the old farm tales Grandma told. The farm is 15-20 miles from the site of “Little House on the Prairie” author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and I imagine life was very much like those stories. Thanks again. Debra


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