Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

June 18, 2012

Time Passes

Filed under: Family,Genealogy,Website complaints — Janice @ 10:36 pm

I hate to go so long without writing because then everything I want to write about seems too big to write about right now or too trivial to write about at all. If I would write more often, the trivial would just be padding.

I am trying to do some updates on my website and it is proving as frustrating as it always has. I am not one for keeping track of passwords and I have to relearn or resubmit passwords every time I go back to a project like this. And I’m having to completely re-learn everything I have known about the website-making software and how to get the site to the Internet, too. If you go look at the main page you will see that, so far, I have not succeeded. I did get one step a little farther along tonight so I guess I should feel some satisfaction that that happened before I pulled out every hair on my head.

One of my distant cousins died over the weekend and I’m sad about that. I need to write her a nice something on my other blog. She’s related to me in 3 different ways, all going back to Comanche County, of course. Her funeral is Wednesday afternoon and if I can make it up there, I will. I know a lot of members of her immediate family because they come to the reunion too.

I’ll tell a story about Jessica…  Last summer at the reunion, her son brought some beautiful plants for the silent auction. I had bought a spider plant from him in a previous year that was lush and beautiful. Of course, it barely clings to life now that I have it, but I do still have it. Last year I got a beautiful purple Jew from him. I also got a clipping from a plant that had belonged to Jessica’s mother. Jessica told me how this plant makes a pretty house plant and it will bloom, but it is a nighttime bloomer and blooms at about 2 a.m. She said she had never seen her mother’s bloom and she had had her mother’s plant for years and never saw it bloom. Then her husband died a few years ago and a month or so after he had died she was grieving and couldn’t sleep and finally got up in the middle of the night and walked in to find that plant in beautiful bloom. She said that was just the kind of sign she needed to get some comfort and relief. I’m very glad to have a piece of that plant to remember her (and her mother) with.

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