Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Monday, February 13, 2012

Beginnings

I apologize for being away from my Blogland friends for so long but I guess I just needed some time to cope with life and maybe re-find myself. Doug loosing his job on Dec. 9 threw us both into a major funk and two months of trying to learn new ways to get by and appealing with the DES for funds (we won.)

I'm so happy to announce that Doug went back to work today with a new company, doing more of what he has wanted to do for a long time and with high hopes. Now that I have the house and my desk back I'm using this time to get myself back in gear too.

Well, actually I'm celebrating by having a large hot chai at my favorite Starbucks. Getting back in writer mode. I have been busy and am happy to announce my new Web site for my research and writing business: Please visit here.

Tomorrow is the 100th Birthday for Arizona the 48th State. We went to the celebration at the state capitol on Saturday. Here's a few of my favorite photos:
Street art.
 Rescued wildlife.

Youth corp and the Civil War




Low riders and vintage cars.





Bi-Plane Flyover


Gunfights in the tradition of the Old West

Older transportation.

Costumes.

Chinese Cultural Center


 Spanish Village - Dia de los muertes.

As we were leaving  Jesse McGuire played "The Star-Spangled Banner" Most everybody
stopped: bikers, African-Americans, Latinos, children, adults, cowboys, musicians,
Caucasians, police, vendors. . .
It was AMAZING!

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Doug on his new job!! Heading over to check out your website now!

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    1. Oh, I love this new reply button. Thank you from Doug and I. He walked in the door last night grinning from ear-to-ear.

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  2. Rita, I second that! Congratulations to Doug for getting his new job and to you for getting back to blogging and writing.

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  3. happy to hear Doug is back at work . Now you can relax.

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    1. Thank you. I don't know about relaxing though. I have lots to catch up on now that he isn't hanging around all day. lol

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  4. Yeah!!! Glad things are back on track, what a way to celebrate Arizona's birthday, new job, new website, back to blogging. So glad you were well enough to go to the Centennial event so I can see it through your eyes, cause I was fighting the virus stuff. Guess I'll need to stick around till the next one!

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    1. Perhaps you'll find the fountain of youth and make it to the next Centennial. Sorry you couldn't make it. It was a lot of fun.

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  5. Such wonderful news about Doug!!! I'm thrilled for you. xo teri

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    1. Thank you Teri. We are both feeling so much lighter.

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  6. Great blog post!!! So happy for you! Great pics!

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    1. Thank you. It is a relief to have Doug back to work and my days to myself to play with art. lol

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  7. Did you thank the angels I sent your direction. Remember to thank them. Even if you didn't greet them at your house they were sent your direction. I'm so happy for you. We went to the AZ Birthday party too and I was just so brimming with pride for Arizona!

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    1. Yes I thanked the angels although he actually got the job before they arrived. They must have been thinking ahead. Thanks dear friend.

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  8. Congratulations to both of you. It is good to have a purpose in life. A paycheck does not hurt either.

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    1. Thank you. The paycheck will be a relief as is having my days to myself again.

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  9. Oh Rita! I am doing the happy dance for you and Doug! Congratulations! What a relief for you both! Hopefully things can get back to normal now :-)

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    1. Whatever normal might be. At least I have my days back.

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  10. Welcome back Rita! You have been missed. Congratulations on Doug's new job. Keep on keepin' on. Lori de Froup

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    1. Thank you Lori. It feels so good to be back blogging and all the other things.

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  11. Congratulations on the new website! Looks fantastic :)

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  12. so very happy to hear so many wonderful news
    yay!
    you just made my day more special
    thank YOU!

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