Sunday, November 23, 2008

New DVD Storage

Along with the new TV install yesterday we decided to install a book shelf to display/store our ever growing collection of DVD.
I'm off next week for Thanksgiving so it will be painted the same olive green to match the shelves above the TV.

New Toshiba 42" LCD Flat Sctreen TV

Beth and her parents, "AKA Santa", surprised me yesterday when they presented me with an early Christmas present of a 42" Toshiba LCD Flat Panel TV!
I had planned to buy one last year however Louise fell sick and my TV money went towards her surgery. Shortly after Louise's surgery Beth and I renamed her 42" LCD TV formally known as Louise Sarc!
Louise passed away on Mothers Day so we decided this new TV will be know around the house as the Louise Sarc Memorial 42" LCD TV!
This new TV gets a betterr picture than Louise ever did, lol!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jack makes the cover of the Guelph Mercury!

Here's Jack showing his loving remembrance during Remembrance Day celebrations in Guelph at the Sleeman Centre and with a parade downtown.
Jack made the front page on the Guelph Mercry news paper and was featured in a video at
We were so proud!

Friday, November 07, 2008

What is produced from a bale of cotton?

You had to ask, lol!!!
215 Jeans
249 Bed Sheets
409 Men's Sport Shirts
690 Terry Bath Towels
765 Men's Dress Shirts
1,217 Men's T-Shirts
1,256 Pillowcases
2,104 Boxer Shorts
2,419 Men's Briefs
3,085 Diapers
4,321 Mid-Calf Socks
6,436 Women's Knit Briefs
21,960 Women's Handkerchiefs
313,600 $100 Bills

Cotton Country

This week took me through South Carolina cotton country to Holly Mill, SC.
The first cottonseed came to South Carolina with the Europeans on their sailing vessels. Any man unable to pay passage to the colonies was allowed to make payment with 200 pounds of cotton, ginger, or tobacco within two years of arrival.
Cotton was first exported from South Carolina to England in 1764, and the first cotton mill was built on James Island in 1789. Sea Island cotton, which had long, fine, strong fibers, was favored in both English and American markets. Mrs. Kinsey Burden of St. Paul’s Parish raised the first long-staple cotton crop in South Carolina, and William B. Seabrook of Edisto Island discovered that the best seed for growing Sea Island cotton was the "black seed" variety.
During the Civil War, the Confederate government banned the export of cotton, hoping to produce a cotton famine in England and France which would force these nations to recognize the Confederacy and to lend support. After the war, Confederates burned and Northerners seized the remaining cotton bales. By the time the nation entered WWI, the boll weevil had infiltrated the cotton fields in South Carolina, and cotton farming began to suffer.

Dad and Sandy

Last week I was able to visit Mom and Dad for a few days while attending to business! We had dinner and that evening it snowed leaving a dusting on the roof tops and cars. I was able to catch lunch at Belwood Snax before leaving. We had a great visit.
Here's Dad and Sandy in the kitchen.