I am making progress on creating an online store at RusselRayPhotos.com. However, in doing that, I have made the decision to shut down MyWiseOldGrandmother.com because those two sites (and a couple of others which also will be shut down) share the same account at the same host. I am not yet ready to spend buckets of money on additional storage space for Photographic Art, and since I haven’t done anything with MyWiseOldGrandmother.com in seven years…. It comes to an end.
I originally put a lot of work into MyWiseOldGrandmother.com, so I’m not willing to just throw it all away. Thus, I’ll be bringing the more interesting stuff over here to share with you!
I hope you will spend some time with the elderly in your life so we don’t lose what they have to offer. Talk with them, write down their stories, record their stories, take pictures, and share everything with others!
My wise old grandmother’s name was May Agnes Kirk. She was my paternal grandmother and adopted me in December 1965 when she was almost 55 years old and I was a juvenile delinquent three months shy of 11. The morning glory was her favorite flower, opening bright and early each morning and, as the day wore on, slowly closing and going to bed.
My wise old grandmother taught me a lot with her love of life; her knowledge about life, which came from the “school of hard knocks” (she had only a first-grade education), her wonderful words of wisdom, which I typed and put in my notebook; and her love of nature, of which cats, dogs, birds, and gardening were most prominent.
She had a particular fondness for neglected, injured, or mistreated animals, and we were always adopting dogs and cats from the alley behind our house. She is the reason why I recent decided to sponsor Boots (picture ►), a special needs kitty, at Cat House on the Kings. Read more about Boots here: Meet Boots!
Her other fondness was for music, and me playing both the piano and the violin, as well as being a singer, might have given her hope that she could make someone out of me.
My original mission for MyWiseOldGrandmother.com was to bring something positive to the world, represented by the positive and beautiful words of knowledge and wisdom conveyed to me by my wise old grandmother. Her spirit lives on although her web site won’t, but maybe something in those pages that I bring over here might provide someone with inspiration, hope, or a smile.
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