Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My Grandmother's Story














A couple of you may have been waiting for me to post my grandmother's story. In a blog format it can be a bit long with a lot of scrolling so I was hesitant to put it on the blog. I wanted to think of a way to put it on another page and create a link to it. I found a way to do that with the Post and Comment Options in the bottom left of the post editor box. By changing the date on the post I was able to place it in my archives and can now link to that for those who want to read it.

The photo above is of the house I know my grandmother from. She and my grandfather did not move into this house until her youngest, my father was eighteen. In essence this is not the house where she raised her children. My grandfather died and my grandmother left this house long ago when she needed more care. I am guessing around 1968.

The house sits on a large lot and the back yard is the St. John's River. Despite all the hurricanes and talk of Global warming, water front property is still a major hot commodity. There looked to be a whole new house behind the original one and the property was still under construction.

When I see and hear about people determined to live on the waters edge no matter what I can not help but picture those films I saw as a child of the lemmings running to the sea and jumping in to drown. That is for another story.

My grandmother's story My Town My Dream.

4 comments:

christin m p in massachusetts said...

Christopher, I just tried to print out your grandmother's story My Town My Dream, because I wanted to read it just before I go to sleep. But there must be some kind of formatting error -- Whenever I'd try Print Preview, I'd get an error message, and it would automatically back me out of your site. Then when I tried to just go ahead and Print, I could only successfully print the first five out of nine pages. The sixth page printed only about a one-inch wide column from top to bottom, cutting off all the print to the right of that. Then pages seven through nine printed only the title and URL at the top, and the page numbers and date/time at the bottom. I tried again to print pages six through nine, and I got exactly the same result as the first time. Do you know what might be causing this to happen?

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Not a clue. Just try to copy it, then paste it into a Word document and print from there.

Keep in mind that white print may not show up in Word. If you copy and paste and it is blank:

do select all in edit
right click for the font
Click font and select a color

That may work to print it out.

christin m p in massachusetts said...

I got it. The white print did show up in Word, and it's a better font size than I was getting before. When I printed out directly from the blog, the default font size was almost microscopic.

Now I'm all set to get ready for bed -- it's after 2:30 in the morning here. I'm on a noon to 8pm shift now -- a good opportunity for me to try yet again to normalize my sleep schedule. My commute is about a half hour each way, so the latest I can get up and still make it to work on time without rushing frantically, is 10am. I'd like to eventually be able to get my waking time to as early as 8am, but that has always been difficult for me. My body decides for me when it's ready for sleep -- not the other way around.

Good night, Christopher. (When I think of those words, I can't help but remember one particular night of interesting conversations with you and Richard at SSB... I was really grateful for time zone differences and the existence of the internet and the use of my fast-asleep friend's pc that night, as a night person's world is -- for obvious reasons -- often solitary. I remember that I didn't want to go to sleep because I was having so much fun, but then I almost fell asleep on the computer keyboard by the time it got to be around 5am here. Anyway, I don't think I'll ever forget it, because strong imprints were set in my memory, and they are unchanged to this day. If time travel were possible, I'd go back to revisit that night.)

christin m p in massachusetts said...

After I had already gone into your business web site to check your Local Kihei Weather link, I noticed that you now have Maui Weather in your links list -- nice and convenient. I just went in and pasted a Local Weather link into my links list in place of the Google News link. The site has advertisements in it, though, so I'm thinking that maybe I should find a local weather site without any ads. Otherwise, I would like it just fine.

Today was horribly hot and sticky here. Now that it's late in the evening, it's just warm and sticky -- two-showers-per-day weather.