Monday, February 25, 2013

Miss You Mama

Today is the anniversary of my Mother's passing. I lost her in 2008.
Here is a photo of her and her best friend  of over 60 years, Hilma.

This photo was taken on her 80th birthday. She is the one on the left in the bright green blouse, which she loved.

I miss you Mama. Everything here is good but then you know that because you always told me that you would be looking through the holes of the floor of heaven .
Give the Lord a kiss on the cheek for me.

Power Outage!

Well the Grand Opening of my Artist Network was a success. Lots of activity, lots of new members and apparently lots of fun.
Why do I say apparently? The Grand Opening started at 12 noon PST. At 11:48 PM we lost power here in Coos Bay, Oregon. It was off until 6:35PM. I MISSED THE FIRST DAY OF MY GRAND OPENING !!!!!
 Thanks to my fantastic Administration Group, it went well. Thanks ladies.


Pacific Power told us that it was caused by bird interferrence. Was it angry birds or twitter birds?
 The entire community of Coos Bay was without power. I couldn't go to the library (Sunday they are closed anyway), my IPnone was taking so long to do anything online, the battery was getting low and I had no power to charge it up. 

I am going to invest in an IPad and a generator. Oregon just looses power way to often.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Come join the fun! Gifts for all who sign in, sign up or post. Contests and challenges in each group also!
Hope to see you there !

If you are an artist or would like to learn art, or just a lover of art, this is the place to be.
Show off your art in our gallery. Learn from challenges in groups like Photoshop Elements, Photo manipulation, Photography, Sketch Pad, Inspirational Group Walking on Water, or the Learning Center.

Most important, make friends and have fun.
Happy Creating !!   

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Count Down

Count down to the opening of my new Network, Digital Whisper
Next Sunday is the big day.
For those of you that don't know about Digital Whisper, it is an network for digital as well as all other artists.
If you are already a member, come over next Sunday and join in the fun. If you are not a member but want to join please do. We welcome all artists.
Digital Whisper

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Hope you have a sweet time with your sweetie.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Liebster Award

 Me? An award?
Yes my friend Pamela Boatright graciously awarded me with this Liebster Award.
If you want to participate in passing this on to someone special just to go Pamela's Blog and follow the rules. Have fun .
Thank You Pamela !

 Pamela Quilts


Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I am not one to use Facebook for much personal use. Just to see what is going on with my family and on my Etsy Handmade page as well as my Altered State of Tin page.

One night when I was going to log into my Altered State of Tin page, I saw that I had a friend request from someone by the name of Joan Robyn. What caught my eye was her profile picture. What? This was my Mother and Father on their wedding day!

I immediately accepted the friend request and ask "Who are you, these people are my parents!"
She responded, "These people are my Aunt Wanda and Uncle Frank" I was flabbergasted !
I have not heard from anyone on  my Daddy's side of the family since his funeral back in 1955!!

I was only 7 years old when my Daddy died but I remember his family being at the funeral. They were from Jersey City, New Jersey. There was Nana, my Daddys Mother, John, my Daddy's step Father, Honey, Joannie, Pat and Johnny his brother and sisters.

I ask my Mother several times growing up what happened to my Nana? She really didn't know but later in the 70's I tried to find someone from back there and I do remember getting an address of my Aunt Honey from someone. She responded telling me that Nana was in a nursing home and not doing very well. She wouldn't tell me anything about my Grandfather except that he was an executive for Chrysler and a drunk and a womanizer that didn't care about his family. His name is tabu to all of them.

Joan Robyn, the person that found me on Facebook. She is my Aunt Joanie's daughter. Everyone else including my Nana has passed. Strange thing is they all died of cancer.

Joan said she had read the letter I sent to Nana and she remembers my childrens names and my married name at the time so she started her search. She was told to try Facebook and to just type in my name. She tried with my brother Richard's name first since he would always have my Fathers last name. He doesn't do Facebook so that was a dead end.

She typed my married name at the time, from the letter I sent to Nana. That didn't work because I didn't put that as my name on Facebook.

She tried Cassidy Gale, my niece, (which Gale is my maiden name) and found her and sent a friend request but got no response, so she looked at some of Cassidy's friends and saw a Patti Koosed and so she took a chance that it might be the Patti she was looking for and sent a me a friend request and posted her profile as a photo of my Mother and Father to get my attention and it did tha'st for sure! Smart move!!


My cousin found me! It is the most wonderful feeling to know that someone cares enough to make the effort to find you. I tried Facebook to find them too but little did I know they were all dead, all except Joan Robyn, my cousin.

We have been communicating every night through Facebook and are catching up on 58 years of family!
I have to say THANK YOU FACEBOOK. Without you, I would probably never get to know my Daddy's family.

Are you looking for someone? If you are on Facebook, make sure you put all names that you have had. That way whoever is looking for you, with what ever name the have for you, can find you, and do the same when you are searching. Search for ALL names that you know of the person you are looking for.