Granny Blogger Shows You How To Blog
What is my online business? Blogging is my business! You too can start a business blog.
I receive all kinds of promotional emails from people who want to help me with my business either by signing up for a free product, or if I have purchased something from them in the past, by purchasing some wonderful new, never before offered product from their trusted friends.
I spend a lot of time reading these emails and occasionally buying the recommended products. I intend to do less of the latter in the future to really help my business (financially anyway, at the present time).
Having said all of this, I do not have a so-called bricks and mortar business anymore, however I do enjoy writing content for my blogs, so it appears that I do have a business and you can see what it is by the title of this article.
There are several plug-ins and widgets available for free when you work with a WordPress blog and whenever I find something that works exceptionally well I like to donate a small sum to the developer in appreciation of his or her hard work.
The features available with WordPress are many and varied, including hundreds of customizable themes, different settings, the ability to add as many pages as you need and of course those great plug-ins and widgets.
There is lots to learn from any perspective and I am glad that I am able to be part of this blogging community. So, if you haven’t started yet, why don’t you start a business blog?
To your blogging success,
1907 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia
We don’t appreciate how blessed we are; living at this time, in the age of technology, in a peaceful country, with loved ones in very close proximity due to the technology available to all of us.
My daughter has made some recordings about my life for our family. This activity is causing me to reflect on life with my mother and how it would have been to convey her memories in such a way.
We would have recordings of her playing piano and singing (only famous/wealthy people had recordings made in the early to mid 1900’s) duets that she and my step-father sang together and the choir in which they sang as well.
We could even make our own videos and upload them to youtube. The kids of today learn all of this at a young age and probably don’t appreciate all that they have. Perhaps some of them do because their fame started out with a youtube video.
The memories that we have from past times can be recorded now, however, even the clever sayings that our loved ones have left to us.
Anyway, the point of all this is that technology connects people, changes lives and is continually advancing. In every field of endeavor we can see it all around us.
Today’s phones and cameras have unbelievable capabilities and what can I say about computers, except to say that in my estimation they are awesome.
Tomorrow’s technology will reach unimaginable heights and I certainly hope that I will be here for a few more years to see it.
The picture above is of the annual ceremony at Windsor Castle known as ” The Order Of The Garter Service”.
The first item in my fact finding with regard to Windsor Castle is that it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.
Over a period of nearly 1,000 years it has been inhabited continuously, and altered and refurbished by successive monarchs.
Some were great builders, strengthening Windsor Castle against uprising and rebellion; others, living in more peaceful times, created a palatial Royal residence.
William the Conqueror chose the site, high above the river Thames and on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground. It was a day’s march from the Tower of London and was intended to guard the western approaches to the capital city of London.
The outer walls of today’s structure are in the same position as those of the original castle built by William the Conqueror in the tenth century.
So too is the central mound supporting the Round Tower and the Upper Ward, where successive monarchs have had their private apartments since the fourteenth century.
My best to you,
p.s. Did you know that you can write a letter to the queen? I think on my ninetieth birthday I might just do that.
What do you think? Please comment & let me know.
Windsor Castle is such an amazing castle and to think that people still live here is truly wonderful! I plan to research the history of this castle and write whatever I learn in my next post. Don’t you just love history and historical buildings? I certainly do and plan more research in this regard.
My best to you,
When my memories cause me to revisit Old Toronto, there is one other wonderful memory that I have of that city.
We lived in the west end of Toronto where, in the summertime, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) operated a free street car to Sunnyside Beach for children that lived in that area.
My brother and I went to the beach on this street car quite often in the summer and we had a great time swimming in Lake Ontario. There was always a lifeguard on duty so we all felt quite safe.
The neighbourhood was quite safe in those days as well.
One incident I experienced when I was about 12 years old will attest to that fact. Continue reading
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When I was a little girl living in Old Toronto with my parents and older brother, our city was known as Toronto The Good. Even though I was born in the era known as “The Roaring Twenties” it did not seem to be that way in our lives.
We did not have electric refrigerators at that time either but had ice boxes that held a large block of ice in the top and a drip pan at the bottom that had to be emptied before it got full. Checking this pan each day was part of our housekeeping routine.
The blocks of ice were delivered by strong young men who carried the ice on one shoulder that was covered with some kind of waterproof sheet.
When the cart filled with ice blocks stopped in front of a house several neighbourhood children would run out and try to jump on the cart. The ones that simply followed the cart would pick up pieces of ice that fell to the ground. In the summertime they would suck on these pieces to cool their little mouths off.
Playing outside not too far from our own house was quite safe back then and when we got older we stayed out until the street light came on at dark.
As more memories fill my brain I will relate them in my next post.
The earliest Toronto neighbourhoods were the five municipal wards that the city was split into in 1834.
The wards were named for the St.Paul’s electoral district, the small but densely-populated riding that covers the area to the north of Downtown Toronto which has continued to the present as a federal and provincial electoral district.
In 1834, Toronto was incorporated with the boundaries being Bathurst Street on the west, 400 yards north of Queen Street and Parliament Street on the east.
Outside this formal boundary were the ‘liberties’, land pre-destined to be used for new wards. These boundaries were today’s Dufferin Street to the west, Bloor Street to the north, the Don River to the east, with a section along the lake shore east of the Don, and south of today’s Queen Street, to the approximate location of today’s Maclean Street.
The liberties became formally part of the city in 1859 and the wards were remapped.
In my next post I will provide some important dates concerning old Toronto events.
History was one of my favourite subjects in school and remains so today. I really enjoy visiting historical buildings and neighbourhoods.
In the city of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, where I now live, there are many, many old buildings and to my eyes they are very beautiful.
Do you like old buildings? Please comment and let me know.
Old Toronto is the retronym of the original portion of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It was first incorporated as a city in 1834, after being known as the Town of York, and became part of the region that was then known as York County.
In 1954, it became part of Metropolitan Toronto. It expanded in size by annexation of surrounding municipalities, reaching its final boundaries in 1967.
Finally, in 1998, it was amalgamated into the present-day “megacity” of Toronto.
Because I was born in Toronto and have personally seen many of its changes over the years, I am planning to highlight many facts about Toronto over the coming weeks. I hope you enjoy them.
My first Toronto home, when I was a little girl, was on Jones Ave. in the east end of the city. I remember that most of the houses on our street were up quite high on a hill and we had several outside steps to climb before reaching our front door.
It must have been quite a chore to cut the grass on that hill while balancing one of those manually operated lawn mowers. I guess my dad managed to do it though because I don’t remember his ever complaining about it. The picture below is of one of the houses (similar to the one we lived in) that is standing there on Jones Ave. today.
As you can, see there is quite an expanse of grassy area and many steps.
If you visit the east end of Toronto, you will see a lot of very interesting neighbourhoods.
My best to you,