Member Wall

   Gerty
   
    Reload Wall
    Photos by Owner
    Members Photos

    Login
 

TheConnection Walls
29 walls

     Main Page
The Lobby
     Blessings
     Coffee Klatch
     Comments
Suggestions
     Computers
&Tech Issues
     Crafts
     Dogs, Cats
& Critters
     Events
     Faith
     Gardening &
Landscaping
     Health & Diet
     Household Hints
     Jokes
     Movies & Reviews
     Music
     Nostalgia
     Pet Peeves
     Photography
     Politics
     The Range
2nd Amendment
     Recipes
     The Road
Automobilia
     Shopper's Beware
Caveat Emptor
     Sports
     Suggested Reading
     Suggested Viewing/Listening
     Travel
     Veterans' Page
& Militaria
     Weird
But True

Members Photos
0 out of 0
see all







Gerty



   Gerty posted on Household Hints  I need to back-track on some erroneous (partly ) information I gave on this Wall several months ago. Apologies galore!

K-cups was the topic. I stated that it was possible to simply pour the contents of the k-cup in boiling water and get the same result as if you used their machine--adding that the contents of the cup were 'super soluble'.

This statement is erroneous if the contents are coffee grounds!! They do not use a kind of 'instant coffee'.

This statement is true if (like me ) you use teas and flavored cappuccinos sold in k-cup form.
July 21 at 09:15 EST .

   3 people like this.




   Gerty posted on Faith  Lord, I try to have hope for the salvation of our Country. It has been increasingly difficult to do. There is so much "tearing down" taking place.

Can anyone deny that the present president has made a mockery of the Office to which he was elected?
To what end is the breakdown of our Country's boarders?
Pink slips to military LEADERS--even those on the battlefields? Who determined which of those officers were to be fired? And what about the Generals who have recently been "uncovered" for all kinds of charges--and let go?

These are just some of the present day perils, Lord. Please give us the strength and wisdom we need to get through these times. I know we will--eventually. Good will always triumph over evil!
July 13 at 07:08 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Gram77  I pray every day for our country. I am there with you, Gerty.
July 13 at 08:32 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Straitpath  Sit back and watch it happen. It is like watching the rerun of a football game where you thought your team would lose and then your team scores three touchdowns in the last ten minutes. You know who is going to win as you watch the rerun. God is in charge. Scriptures are being fulfilled before our eyes. It isn't fun and we must do our best, but good is going to triumph.
July 17 at 23:01 EST .

  2 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Blessings  Thank you, Lord, for those remaining freedoms we still enjoy in these, the United States of America!

Please guide us to uncover those who will help regain what we have lost in the last few years.
July 4 at 23:04 EST .

   6 people like this.



   MeiDei  Amen.
July 5 at 12:48 EST .

  4 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Nostalgia  As a Summer project this year, I have decided to up-date our family tree. It is not as grandiose as some--I only go back to the time my grandparents arrived here from Italy in the very early 1900's. This was a fun project over nine years ago but now find I am amazed at the number of additions and changes that need my attention.

Additions as the result of marriages and births, and deletions caused by deaths do not present a problem, but some other changes do! How do I make note (or should I )of divorces? Worse still, how do I account for the birth of a family member whose mother or father is not married to the biological parent?

My first thought is to just keep tract of the DNA and leave the legality to the lawyers in the family. But I'm not sure.

Any ideas?
June 24 at 15:25 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Rake King  Life is full of facts, and whitewash is very thin and requires many coats to hide its background.

Too many, and mine included, have omitted the more interesting members, like the horse thieves, bank robbers and politicians. Throw it out there Gerty and the "Chips Fall As They May".
June 24 at 17:49 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Balogreene  Gerty, my very own grandfather did not have a father (hard to believe, but it is true ). He was born in 1900. His grandfather was listed as his father on his birth certificate. All we know is a nice Christian lady from Muskegon Michigan, went down to Illinois to a summer camp with "Christians" and "Jews". She got pregnant, and a marriage was nixed on both sides. Interestingly, she eventually married a Great Lakes ship's captain and had three more children. The girl died young, but the boys took care of my grandfather's family as long as they lived.
On daddy's side, three brothers came from France, they were Huegenots, and landed in SC. Two went north, and were never heard from again. His mother's family had divorces, or deaths or something, there are some weird branches in the family. But, you're right, it is often unexplained.
Daddy's family has a few people who have done research, they've been brutally honest (sort of ), but, the people they have talked about, were married once, lived into their 80's and had a ton of kids (Daddy's family started in this country no later than 1760 ).
We know my mormor's family (mother's mother ) came here in the 1890s. It's morfor's family (mother's father ) that appeared around the Civil War out of whole cloth.
If only people had not tried so hard to preserve their "morality".
June 24 at 20:35 EST .

  2 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  MissBettijo--see comment #11 on your post below. It contains my explanation and apology.
June 23 at 10:53 EST .

   2 people like this.



   Bettijo  Gerry, I was not offended in any way by your comment; just curious. The whole thing was meant to be funny.
June 24 at 06:35 EST .

  9 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Crafts  Not quite sure if this belongs here or on the household hints wall, but I am sure some crafters might find this useful. It is an activity which is the direct result of two of my favorite things: miniatures and candles.

Is there anything more fascinating than a miniature 'anything' which actually moves and works? Having collected so many of these little darlings has presented a problem of its own. How to keep them from getting impossibly dusty and so difficult to clean. Enter: the candle container.

Candles are enjoying a huge popularity today. Just look at all that are available wherever you shop. When buying one, the scent is most important, but I have added the usefulness of the glass container itself. Is it sufficiently sturdy? Does it have a transparent lid? Does it seem to be without imperfections in the glass? etc.

When I am through enjoying the scent, I thoroughly wash the container and lid and place my precious little miniature inside, put the lid in place and enjoy the dust-free sight! The lids are easily removed when I want to handle the miniature, the containers are dishwasher safe and there is the added benefit of keeping inquisitive little fingers of tiny visitors off the contents.

PS I have also added artificial flowers, etc. to enhance the presentations. Hope this helps someone.
June 19 at 09:38 EST .

   2 people like this.



   NotaBene  Gerty, would love to see a photo of your miniature.
June 19 at 11:44 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Gerty  NotaBene--with reddened face and hanging head, I must admit I STILL don't know how to post a photo. Sadly, it is not a lack of concerned people and websites that have tried to help me out of my cyber-ignorance. I just don't get it!
June 21 at 10:06 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Phooey  Gerty, I or someone will help you over on the Computers wall.
June 21 at 17:58 EST .

  2 people like this.



   NotaBene  Gerty, It is very easy to post a photo. You login and you will see that underneath the comment it says Browse. You click on browse and look for the picture you want to post in your computer. I always copy the photo to the desktop so it is easy.

Try it, it is very simple.
June 21 at 22:25 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Gerty  NotaBene and all you wonderful people who have offered to help me in my journey to successfully navigate the world of computers: Thank you soooo much!

I realized how badly in need of help I was when I finally admitted to myself that I really did not know the meaning of the words 'desktop' (I thought that was the opposite of a laptop computer ) and 'browser' (hint, it has nothing to do with casual shopping )!

This very day I am enrolling in a course for beginner computer users being given at our small village library. I have always done well in classroom situations and I am looking forward to this. As I said on another wall, wish me luck!
June 24 at 09:56 EST .

 1 person like this.



   NotaBene  Gerty, happy to hear you will take a computer course. You can post here so you know how to login and type which is a lot. Good luck. We are looking forward to your posting of your miniature.
June 25 at 03:40 EST .

 1 person like this.



   Gerty  Thank you for your support, NotaBene.

While I have your attention, a question: much (if not all ) of any needle/craft work I have done over the years is based on religious themes like Christmas, religious icons, etc. How appropriate are these to display on an open forum such as the Connection?
June 25 at 11:29 EST .


   NotaBene  I think they are very appropriate. Epirb posted her hand-painted Cypress knee Santas that are very beautiful. I am glad she posted them, I never saw anything like that. She enjoys making them, we enjoy seeing them.

There was another Ldotter that posted a beautiful embroidery she made for her church. I was also very happy to admire that work of art. There were many positive comments from many Ldotters.

Your comment makes me more excited about seeing your crafts.
June 25 at 11:57 EST .


   Balogreene  Good luck Gerty. Computers are really easy, it just takes someone good explaining it to you.
June 30 at 21:46 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Health & Diet  Some one recently gifted me a package of kale all dressed up to look like tiny, green potato chips. After overcoming the urge to just re-gift it to my sister, I tried some.

I am truly amazed! Loved every bit of it and finished it all--especially after reading the benefits kale has to offer.

Looking for recipes now--trying to get that crispy crunch I experienced from the gift box.
June 16 at 19:48 EST .

   8 people like this.



   BirdsNest  I considered baking some fresh kale but I wasn't sure if it would "stink" up the house.
June 19 at 08:16 EST .

  6 people like this.



   MeiDei  For some reason kale, like mustard greens, doesn't keep very well for me. Mostly I use it in soup or sauted with bacon. Once, several leaves naturally dried out & I was going to discard them but since they were bright green I treated them like I do with fresh parsley that I dry...I broke up the leaves and put them in a small spice jar & the next time I made a seafood chowder I added the kale at the last 5 or so minutes. Pleasantly surprised it was better than using fresh.
June 19 at 08:58 EST .

  4 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Coffee Klatch  Posting this above epic picture of Miss Mags and Mr.RakeKing for full effect:

Your comment about the strategically placed hand rakes, Miss Mags, immediately brought to mind the picture of Gypsy Rose Lee---she used plume feathered fans, yours are just as effective! :- )
June 9 at 15:14 EST .

   5 people like this.



   Rake King  Gerty, you have opened my eyes to a whole new marketing plan, to sell these Leaf Scoops to all the "Strip Clubs" (in various colors ) with plumed decoration. Gypsy Rose Lee was a pro at only showing hints of her anatomy. The only flaw in my plan is I am uncertain if two (2 ) scoops would be able to cover three (3 ) places....if not I may be hauled into court for abetting.
June 10 at 07:47 EST .

  5 people like this.



   MeiDei  Mr. Rake are you going to take your shirt off for the advertising promo? Curious minds want to know. : )
June 10 at 08:54 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Rake King  If I took my shirt off, it would set back bodybuilding a 100 years. One day while setting the lawn sprinkler I got all wet and took my shirt off so it could dry. Several ladies in my cul de sac immediately went inside, dogs began howling, and the chipmunks scurried into their burrows. Most insulting, one of my neighbor held up a sign with 1.5 on it.
June 10 at 10:11 EST .

  3 people like this.



   MeiDei  Methinks you were minus your suspenders with the strategically placed adjusters.

God I love this site..... thanks for the outburst of laughter! The news is so bad, I find myself visiting The Connection more!
June 10 at 12:01 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Politics  I am so terribly concerned.

All this lawlessness coming out of our White House cannot bode well for our Country.
Congress, in spite of their powers, will not stand up for the rules of law.
All indications are we have a president who does NOT like the United States and is bent on disassembling it piece by piece.

Common sense has taken a holiday! And the hits just keep on coming!
June 3 at 19:35 EST .

   6 people like this.



   Gram77  I'm with Gerty. I wander around on line and listen to the news and I could just scream. Is there no solution as to how to reign this president and his cohorts in? I have this terrible gut feeling that Obama is doing what some one behind the scenes is telling him to do and being paid for it......and enjoying it.
June 4 at 17:26 EST .

  7 people like this.



   MeiDei  I understand and agree ladies, but don't let it get to you - that may be just what these evil-doers want.

I have to believe that God is in control, we may be called to be participants, or naysayers, or just spectators. It's hard sometimes to remember that the battle is the Lord's.

Someone has a very thin skin, his actions are more widely observed and may act out in such a way that good will triumph. Let's hope so.
June 4 at 19:56 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Gram77  Believe me, if I didn't a strong faith I would be in a tizzy all the time. And thanks for reminding me, MeiDei
June 4 at 22:30 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Gerty  Thanks for the reminder also, MeiDei.
June 5 at 19:08 EST .

  5 people like this.



   MeiDei  Should I forget or falter - I'm expecting you to remind me!

Faith, friends, a sense of humor & God's blessings: we keep them close on good days and the bad.
June 5 at 21:12 EST .

  5 people like this.





   Gerty posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor  Don't know if this belongs here or on the Pet Peeves Wall but someone has to alert people as to the scam that is going on in (some ) container stores.

Have you checked the prices there recently?

My latest trip to a BJ's store showed no less than 5 items higher in price than my local chain grocery store---and it was more than a few pennies difference.

Not saying everything was higher, just reminding us that we should know our prices BEFORE we shop there.
June 1 at 19:54 EST .

   8 people like this.



   Rake King  Let me second Gerty's post above. I have never found one store where everything is the lowest priced on "every" item. It's your hard earned money, spend where you want to, but pay attention.
Sometimes mispricing is simply a software glitch, but one thing I detest is subbing a product just for an ad, that is not the same quality.

Items where you must mail in a rebate coupon, on average are redeemed at a low 11% actual use. I refer to them as a saving offered, but not expected to be fulfilled. The stores know this, as do the manufacturers. Customers should not be tricked, they are our economy's life-blood.
June 8 at 08:54 EST .

  4 people like this.



   MeiDei  I check the lower left hand store labels on the shelves for the per ounce, lb., etc. price. Often I find the sale price of something is still higher than one of comparable size & content. This is especially true on canned & packaged goods.
June 11 at 15:33 EST .

  6 people like this.



   MeiDei  Also, in some retail name brand "Outlet" stores not everything is as you think. Yes, you may get a bargain reduced from MSR - even first quality or discontinued; but very often they stock items not sold at general retail; rather made to sell only for the outlet trade & often of a lesser quality. Know your product before buying.

Also the big box stores are A,B or C designated with A stores carrying the highest quality models, B & C proportionately lower. A stores are generally found in the higher income areas vs. say an inner city outlet.
June 11 at 15:42 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Rake King  Compared to your Grandmother, you are a better educated shopper, with way more selections today. Not everything is good for you, especially snacks (carbs ) that take up 40ft of shelf space, and inches around your stomach. Diabetics know (or should ) a lot about carbs.
June 13 at 20:22 EST .

  3 people like this.



   MeiDei  Another thing I noticed a few years ago, when all the stores have the same item on a big sale - that generally means that item is due for a price increase & they're clearing out the distribution centers of old pre-marked stock.
June 13 at 23:41 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Rake King  Sales are a means of balancing inventory, good comment Mei. The food chains receive all kinds of ad funds from the makers, usually requiring proof (ad copy ). Grocery business has small mark ups due to heavy turns (3/4 to 1% ), but have noticed "non-foods" where they can mark up to 50%, that's why you see patio furniture! garden tools! etc.

An interesting fact about Super-centers (combo discount/grocery ) each store unit sells 40% more discount store products than a regular discount store. It is the heavy turning grocery side that is responsible for that. How many times do you go to a grocery store?
June 14 at 15:17 EST .

  5 people like this.



     Next Page