Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Springwells Township, 1900

In House #342:
Michael Wutke, the white male Head born in Sept 1850, aged 49 years and married since he was 22, born in Germany as were his parents, immigrated in 1882 - 18 years in the States - with Naturalization Papers working as a Laborer in the RR industry, living in a House and can read, write, and speak English.
Aussa Wutke, the white female Wife born in Dec 1856 aged 43 married since age 22 having bore 9 children, 8 of them living. Born in Michigan, parents from Germany, can read, write, and speak English. Naturalization Papers from immigration in 1882 - 18 years in the States.
Atilie Wutke, 19 yo single daughter b Mar 1881 in MI
Herman Wutke, 15 yo single son b Jan 1885 in MI
Edward Wutke, 12 yo single son b May 1888 in MI
Helena Wutke, 9 yo single daughter b Nov 1890 in MI
Emma Wutke, 7 yo single daughter b May 1893 in MI
Rosa Wutke, 4 yo single daughter b Sept 1895 in MI
William Wutke, 2 yo single son b Feb 1898 in MI

In House #344:
William Wotke, the white male Head born July 1846 aged 53 years married since 25, born in Germany as were his parents and naturalized with papers in 1883 - 17 years in the States - working as a Laborer in the Car Shop industry, could read but not write and could speak English, and owned his home free and clears.
Anna Wotke, the shite female Wife born Sept 1851 48 yo married since 25 bore 6 children four of them living from Germany as were parents, immigrated in 1883 - 17 years ago - could read, write, and speak English.
William Wotke, the whit emale 23 yo son born in Aug 1876 in Germany as were his parents, immigration status Al since 1883 employed as a Farm laborer and could read, write, and speak English.
Adolf Wotke, the white male 20 yo son laborer in the Car shop industry could read, write, and speak English, immigrated in 1883
Otto Wotke, Oct 1886 in MI
Herman Wotke, Feb 1891 in MI

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thanking God right now for my mechanic neighbor Scott Willis and his FM.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Begonia Flowers


On The Deck Planter

Geranium Red



Cone Flower

Day Lily - Happy Returns


Dill Flowers The Bugs Love

The Cleome I Thought Was Cannabis

2nd of July

Praising God this day for the beautiful sunshine and the continued cool breeze coming in our west kitchen window!

I harvested some herbs this morning and have them tucked away in the closet in their individual brown paper bags. By football time (1 Sept 6:30 for EMU; 2 Sept: noon for SVSU and MSU, 3:30 for U-M, 5:15 for WMU; 31 Aug: 7 pm for GVSU ; 9 Sept 7 pm for NMU; 11 Sept noon for FSU.

Michigan starts with Florida, Cincinnati, and The Air Force Falcons at home, then open B1G play at Purdue before their buy. Then MSU, at IU and PSU, Rutgers, Minnesota at home, at Maryland and Wisconsin, then home for the finale against OSU. So Michigan plays all the East teams plus Wisconsin and Minnesota.

MSU hosts Bowling Green and WMU before the Buy, then Notre Dame and Iowa then to Ann Arbor and Minneapolis. IU, at Evanston, PSU, at Columbus, Maryland, at Rutgers. So State plays all the East teams plus Northwestern and Minnesota.

Ohio State, now, opens up on 31 August at Memorial Stadium In Bloomington. They host Oklahoma, the Army Black Knights, and the UNLV (Runnin') Rebels, go to Rutgers, host Maryland, then go to Nebraska before the Buy. They finish with PSU, at Iowa, MUS, Illinois, and at Michigan.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Muggy this morning but the fans and the breeze are working together well. Thankful for another gorgeous day in Paradise!

The pumpkins are beginning to flower already - these are the male flowers I have read, and are necessary for pollinating the females - which produce the fruit. The tomatoes all look good, as do the peppers, carrots, and cucumbers.
All our herbs are looking better than I could have imagined on the first of July. The fennel has fallen over with its own weight, the dill is starting to seed, and the Italian flat-leaf parsley is dark green and read to flavor our Alfredo.

I made some sausage/turkey spaghetti a couple days ago with dried oregano and basil from last years harvest. My first pickles of the season (bought the mini-cukes at Meijer) are way too salty, and I don't like using the dill fronds instead of seed. The crunch is good and the garlic/red pepper tang is a mini-fiesta in my mouth, but too salty. I've definitely done worse, but I want to perfect the recipe this year so I can distribute the product as gifts to family and friends.

My MLB fantasy team is 10-2 but losing by 50 going into the last two days of Week 13 (Go Sox, go Tribe!). My opponent week 14 has made about five or six drops and adds every day getting ready for next week. She has 12 pitchers going (most weeks most teams have between 5 and 8); so I shored up my lineup with a couple more 2-start pitchers (leaving Kenley Jansen in though - he's too good) so I've got 10 matching her 12. And may the best man win.

In the absence of six thousand satellite channels to choose from, I have been gleaning my national and local news from MLive, WeatherBug, and Twitter. ... :-/ (and also I have been watching Uncle Buck and Home Alone on videotape every night). I am disgusted when I see video of these Muslin fucks beating up random citizens on the streets. Actually, it angers me. I have to pray for a change of heart, because I would have God do things He doesn't normally do, as He is Love.

Forgive me, LORD.

Why does bourbon bubble up when I add soda?

Our Tigers have gone up 7-4 in the 7th.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Work sucks, I know
but bills need paid so I must go

thank God for friends and family
and for the flowers and our tree

we praise the God of heav'n and earth
the One Who gives us HIS new birth

we love the God Who formed each star
and designed the leaves for your cigar

Holy Ghost, and Father, Son,
We praise The Triune Three in One!

some time to work, some time to play
LORD help me ne'er wish time away

some food, some sun, some work, some fun
but mostly we all need someONE

sola gloria deo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

18:22 listening to 97.1 talking about Ausmus and his inept-ness.
It is overcast with a nice breeze from the west but still no rain. The Robin is singing right outside the west window, the Jay just screamed and flew away from the east. The Downy is back at the suet, and Otis gazes longingly through the slider screen. Mr. Hummer comes to the feeder and chirps almost every time he imbibes; the pumpkin leaves are big, big, big to-day.

The La Mars salad was tasty, their toum is almost sinful. The vodka is cold, and I am practicing the chord progressions for some Pink Floyd tunes.

Sometimes Fathers Day gets me anxious.