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In our home, we rarely have absolute silence. We enjoy background music to create a calm atmosphere. We play a variety of styles ... gospel, classic, country, jazz, Celtic and instrumental; but never rock, hip hop, or any of that other stuff that is now called music.

If you enjoy listening to background music when you are on the computer, click on the the title below: It will open in a different tab, so that you can continue to listen to it, even after you leave The Hill.


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The link below will take you to the book section on my personal website. There you will see a list of some of my most favorite books.


Is there such a thing as an "ugly" color? I can't think of one. When we downsized some years ago, we had many items and wall hangings that we treasured. We solved the problem by having our walls in a neutral shade, eliminating the need to have "matching" anything.

Our family and friends add color to our lives. I'm so glad that we are all different. Life would be so boring if we were all the same.

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  • I am a native Albertan … I didn’t come from anywhere else, and I’m not going anywhere.

  • About my siblings … I don’t have any! I never wanted to be known as an “only child” because it would then be assumed that I was a spoiled brat! I wonder if I fooled anyone?

  • I graduated from Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing in 1961.

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  • I am happily married to my best friend. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in May 2013, on a cruise ship in the Panama. We didn’t want a party, where guests are expected to say nice things about us, and show reams of old pictures.

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  • After working in a 19-bed hospital for two and a half years, I took on a new career as a full time wife, mother, and domestic engineer.

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  • Both of our children have recently celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary (they were married three months apart.
    Our daughter and family (3 granddaughters) live on an island west of Seattle, Washington, and our son and family (1 granddaughter and 1 grandson) live three miles from us. In 2013, our oldest granddaughter finished high school and attended Capenwray Bible School in England. This year will be her first year of university in Victoria, BC, studying Fine Arts.

  • My husband, Ed, retired in 2011 after 51 years as a Realtor. When we met in a central Alberta town, he was the telephone installer and repairman, his work for 10 years. He is now an antique telephone collector and tractor restorer. He is the ‘paper and pencil’ guy in our home who has never had much fascination with computers. I did create a page on NOTH for him, thinking that I may get him interested, but I’ve had no success. If you would like to see his page, his username is ‘oldphoneman’. Click on the red phone below to visit his page!

  • Call the Old Phone Man!

  • We live in a rural area in the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies, in south-central Alberta. We downsized almost 20 years ago, and plan to live here until we need the Handi-Bus to take us to the city.

  • I no longer call myself a Christian (too many negative attitudes to the term) but I am a follower of Jesus, who has asked me/us to love Him with all of my/our heart, soul, mind and strength … and my/our neighbor as myself/ourselves. I know that He loves me and gave His life for me, so that I can have life everlasting. I am still a work in progress! Denominations no longer have any room in my life!

If you have the time ... and interest to visit my website, click on the graphic below.

My Website


I have a second page on 'The Hill' ... too much to say, but I don't like 'clutter'. Mona's Digital Scrapbook is a collection of STUFF, but it hasn't received much attention lately. I hope to spend more time on The Hill when the snow flies, and I'm not travelling! I need more hours in my day!

If you haven't visited that page before...

Click on the "old lady" graphic below to check out this page.

  • I love to help wherever I can. I certainly don’t know all the answers, but I will do my best to get the help that you need. I also do my best to be a ‘peace-maker’ because I don’t enjoy strife in any form!

  • I’m a person of WORDS … I love to talk (sometimes too much!) and I can type fast, with all eight fingers and two thumbs. I tend to be “long-winded” here at times!

  • I’m not a big fan of sparkly graphics (my personal opinion) but I am fascinated at the lovely graphics that my friends find online, and then share with me. One thoughtful graphic per message is preferred. PLEASE do not post LARGE graphics in your comments; they use up so much bandwidth on your friends' page. Remember ... BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER! If you don't know how to resize your graphics, ask me how! I appreciate the personal contact with anyone here, but I don’t respond to comments or messages that are only pretty graphics … I just don’t have unlimited time to be online. Of course, there are always exceptions.

  • I usually set my page to block HTML graphics and/or restrict the width of accepted graphics. Why, you ask?! Like many on The Hill, we spend a lot of time to design our page just the way we like it, and don’t appreciate the large graphics sent in comments that stretch the width of our page(a resized graphic that will fit in 400 pts is just as lovely to the viewers}. I set my page to block HTML because some dear friends seem to prefer to send multiple graphics in the same message. When that is done, and the graphics are below each other, that comment uses up all the space on the front page, causing any other comments received to be off screen. Other people also have wonderful things to share, and when you see their comment on one of your friends' page, you may have met a new friend! However, never fear, I see every comment as it was sent to me, when I view the Comments Alerts. Because of limited computer time, I rarely respond to generic graphics that are just pretty pictures with no included comments. I thought I would have more time when we retire ... what a silly thought!

  • If you haven’t heard from me for some time, check the Blogs or Bulletins. That is how I try to stay in touch when life is interrupting my fun on my 'puter! 

  • None of us are the same or perfect … we have our own personalities and preferences. Life would be SO BORING if we were all the same. Now you know a little more about me, here on The Hill!

I love to laugh, and I don't take myself too seriously. Maxine is my favorite lady ... she tells it like it is!
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  • Going to bed early.

  • Getting up early.

  • Spicy food

  • Gossip

  • Opinionate people ... they DON'T know everything!

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I collect telephone and telegraph insulators, glass, clay, and rubber. I have no sensible answer when asked why I collect them, other that I like pretty glass.

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Damaged insulators are lined up on the retaining wall at the front of our house. I love the color reflection in the sun.

I love Garage/Yard Sales, Consignment shops, and Second-Hand stores. One never knows when we'll find an item so cheap that we can't afford not to buy it. If we don't need it, we can give it to someone else or give it as an unexpected gift.

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05/06/2015 20:29:50

Hello my dear friend.

How are you doing? A little about this greeting. The background of this creation is the Church in this picture is a spring day in Keene New Hampshire. the Church was built and was Consecrated Oct.29, 1788 as a Congregational Church. It has been added onto and raised but the main structure is still the same today. In 1963 it merged with the Church of Christ it became The United Church of Christ Church. This is a spring picture in the City square of Keene NH I took the picture.

The Stereoscopes are on the table and the lady is holding one along with some of their slides, was a favorite way to pass the time of day for nearly 100 years.
  In 1861 Oliver Wendell Holmes created and deliberately did not patent a handheld version, Shown in this greeting. The original stereoscope which was big and expensive, dates from the 1850s, all consisted of two prismatic lenses and a wooden stand to hold the stereo card. This type, above, of stereoscope remained in production for a century and there are still companies making them in limited production currently.

I admit I have one. Well I have three but only brought one with me to NH. I have a bunch of cards that can take you in 3-D around the world and to the Worlds Fairs and all kinds of places. Some cards were hand tinted most were black and white.They are still the most amazing 3D I have ever seen.
  When I was a little girl I use to sit with my Grandparents in their home and Grandma would get out the viewers (you could adjust them to you see them perfectly by sliding the card holder forward or backward)and stacks and stacks of cards all sorted in specially designed drawers just for the stereoscope slides. The great thing about the viewers was there was no need for glasses to view them. When I was with my grandparents we would read all the good information on the back of the card, slide it into the holder and view it and you were transported into a different world and time. We could take a trip around the world right from the dining room's table, or see the Worlds Fairs or old fashioned Christmases and so much more It was great. Oh my I still love my stereoscope! (which belonged to my grandparents). I have also introduced my grandchildren to the thrill of real 3-D nothing has ever come close to it in viewability and clarity as the stereoscope.

The Viewmaster is alright but not nearly as clear or as good as these and the stereoscope doesn't mess up like the View Master does.  There are those that have done a rather good job of trying to create other viewers some you still have to wear glasses so you can see 3-D but still they pale in comparison to the Stereoscope. by Connie Hull

May you have a wonderful day and if you ever get a chance look for one of these believe it or not they are still made to some degree today. They are still a fascinating  way to view the world and go back in time..   Love and hugs Connie   

05/06/2015 14:24:48

Yesterday I mowed the grass and did some shopping. I don't know where the time goes. Before I knew it the day was over. We are expecting rain for the weekend because of a storm coming up the coast. Hope you have a beautiful day my friend...

05/05/2015 21:37:01

A beautiful view.

Time for tea.

05/05/2015 06:40:31

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