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LAST LOGIN: 10/24/2014 17:16:45

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I love music ... and I want to have it handy. If you click on any of the links below, the player will open in another tab and play while you are on your computer. The music will continue even if you move to a different tab and do other 'stuff' on your computer. If you decide to listen to a different gendre of music, REMEMBER to delete the tab that you were listening to before the change. If you don't, you will have two music players playing at the same time.

Playing for Change Music





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.

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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.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

- Dr. Seuss -

10/23/2014 11:30:24
10/12/2014 22:17:28

This is to honor Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,
who was gunned down as he stook guard
by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.

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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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10/24/2014 15:21:45


10/24/2014 13:38:55

Hello Mona
I would love to be able to control my hair like you can. Every so often I vow to let it stay straight, but that never lasts long, I never feel comfortable with how unsightly my hair looks when it's short. I have tried razor cuts, feather cuts and whatever, but it's so dreadfully thick that none of them look any good except on the actual day of the cutting. The older I get, the more trouble I have with my hair. As a teenager, it looked good when razor cut, and was never a problem. It now grows quicker than the daisies on the lawn, and becomes rapidly unmanageable and frustratingly ugly unless I get it permed. Not all that keen on it even when it's permed, either. I've thought seriously about investing in a wig, but don't think I would like wearing one.
Thank you for responding to my blog, every word of which is true.
Have a fantastic day,

10/24/2014 08:16:50

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