Learning how to use – “Attach!”

When you are a “Grandma” – learning new computer skills are way pass “Dumb Dora’s,” ability!

This is one such day, for me, the “Grandma” … when the learning just does not want to go into the right part of my BRAIN.  When, like in my case, have some pictures that someone would like to put in their book…  that they are writing…  and to be published soon…  had to get instructions on, “the HOW TO DO” …  and my biggest mistake was not making written notes, as I was doing  the first couple pictures.

My Instructor walked away and said “I’ll check and see if what we sent has been received?” “Go ahead and do the next picture and send it, just like we did the first pictures.”

“Dumb Dora”…  that’s my name for myself…  when I have a task assignment to do and I feel completely out of my realm as to what to really do…  being afraid to make a mistake…  I start out as I think I remember and as I begin…  the sequence seems just a little different and as I cancel and try to start over… I feel like I am so far into the “FORREST” of mentally  being lost… there has to be a step or two…  to do…   that I have forgotten?

When you have a picture to send on the email, and you keep going over  and getting the picture and you are looking at the email and everything you see… looks good to go  and you click the  “SEND” and you receive no response….  that the picture has been received?

You  now have to wonder… what the heck am I doing?

What am I forgetting to do? Should I get up and go to the desk that is waiting for the picture and really be so “DUMB” so as  to have to ask,  “Did you receive the picture, yet?” 

 And then, what I have to do is just tell them….  that I sent the picture several times… just  have no idea…. as to why it didn’t get where it was supposed to go? And then have to say, “Would you come and show me how to do it  all over again?”

So, we go over the sending of a picture with the email again! I,  sitting there and doing one step after another … just as I am being told and then, the  magic word is said!

“Hit the symbol for “ATTACH” – “WOW” – I had to say the word “ATTACH” – several times!

That’s what I forgot to do. Every time I went to send the email…  never gave “ATTACH” a second thought…  so no wonder no picture was  received on the other end?

So, nowGrandma,” do not forget…  if you want someone to receive “SOMETHING”…  You do have to give it…  and the only way you are going to give it… “YOU have to ATTACH it!”

“That’s Right: “HIT ATTACH!”

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“Songs… Favorites…Have not heard in awhile”

and…  the words…

Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Told Me)
My mama done tol’ me, when I was in pig tails
My mama done tol’ me,
” Child a man’ll sweet talk”
And give ya the big eye,
But when the sweet talkin’s done
A man is a two-face,
A worrisome thing
Who’ll leave ya to sing the blues in the night
Now the rain’s a-fallin’,
Hear the train’s a-callin,
(My mama done tol’ me)
Hear dat lonesome whistle blowin’
‘Cross the trestle,
(My mama done tol’ me)
A-whooee-ah-whooee ol’ clickety-clack’s a-echoin’ back th’ blues in the night.
The evenin’ breeze’ll start the trees to cryin’ and the moon’ll hide its light
When you get the blues in the night
Take my word, the mockingbird’ll sing
The saddest kind o’ song,
and I always need… only… five minutes more…

and then…

and… one of my MOM’s favorites…

and… just one more of my favorites… could dance all night too…

“If only my feet would cooperate with me – -when I want them to pick me  up and move around the floor  – just like I used to do!

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“When the CALL for Laughter is NOW”




All selections viewed and found to be just plain good  old time stuff… that was good a long time ago… and for today … should fill the bill… A OKAY!

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“1918 influenza pandemic survivor interview: Mrs. Edna Register Boone”

Mrs. Boone, 100 year-old resident of Mobile, tells how her family was the only family in a small rural Alabama area that did not contract the flu during the 1918 flu outbreak. Mrs. Boone’s family all became responders in her community. Her parents become instant nurses and she delivered soup to the door of ill families.

and…  Since Mrs. Boone did mention “Baking Soda” just thought that… at this time in AMERICA… there just might be some interest in the uses of the “Soda” …  that Mrs. Boone was talking about.

We all need to work together to help out our neighbors with helpful ideas as to what might help… as  all products in the stores are not all available… and with the shortage… have to now be creative with  items that can handle a variety  of necessary  ways to keep  our families and friends germ free!

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“The man with the magic feet”


The show was over, but the encore that ensued was extraordinary. Trimmed it down to the final 15 minutes, but please buy the DVD and see the entire show. It’s his best work since Riverdance. The only thing missing is beautiful Jean Butler. Do enjoy! – I claim no ownership/rights. Simply for entertainment and pleasure.


You never see the blood sweat and tears that takes place before these very talented people put on a show as breathtakingly beautiful and polished as this, awesome is simply not an apt description but it is all I can give spectacularly awesome!

this man took Irish dance to the highest level and exhilarates his audiences wherever the dance troupe go and it’s wonderful to see a performer who really appreciates the acclaim of the audience

I had the privilege to see Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance….it was MAGNIFICENT and so was he, his dancing and ALL the troop with him. One of many fabulous moments in my life that I will not forget <3

He is fabulous. Always was and always will be. He knew how to catch the attention and hold it. Super marvelous dancer and choreographer. Bless him for the entertainment he gave the world.

Congratulations at this fourth young womens for this violons medley. The M Flatley’s concept are one of the best.


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“Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


These classic cookie-jar goodies will make your house a home. Bake a big batch of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to share with friends and family.

Makes about 14
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup dark raisins
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with a mixer at medium speed until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Fold in oats and raisins. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, and roll into balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared pans. Slightly flatten cookies using the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Kitchen Tip: This recipe is very versatile, and you can mix in whatever chopped nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate morsels that you like.

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