random thoughts

about life I believe that all lives deserves to be alive. I also believe that some life seems to have it easier than other parts. Take a well cared for garden with flowers that is watered and furtalized well. Happy flowers. What of the alley flower who has made it through the cement. I wonder…

Joseph Vantilburg

Joseph Vantilburg was born in Ohio c 1831 and died in 1916. I know that he loved music, and songs, and poetry. He joined the Ohio 12th Volunteer Infantry in 1861, faught in battles mainly in Virginia, including 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, and Antietam. He mustered out after his 3 years, and went home,…

Abigail Spring

Abigail Spring was born c 1840 and died in 1917. She is my great great grandmother on my mother's mother's mother's side of the family. I believe she was trained as a master dress maker. She married Joseph Van Tilburg after the Civil War in 1868. They had 3 children, Harry, Ann, and Mary. Mary…

Phony Word of the Day

Phony She stared at the phone, waiting for a reply not knowing if one was coming now. The crowded bus swayed as dusk decended. Many of the people on the bus were commuting home after the days work. Some sat, some stood, almost everyone stared at their phones. The one waiting for a reply looked…

Reaching Out

Yeah, I'm down again - hatred, shootings, we miss the goodness in the world, people helping people isn't newsworthy it seems. Imagine if the mass shooting wasn't covered at all! Weary, sitting alone, unable to reach outbeauty in the day unseenpack animals need each otherbut there isn't anyone to be withalone, no joy in forced…

Tornado

Photo by Ralph W. lambrecht on Pexels.com Twisting and turningdancing for joy, powerfulground devistationhumans huddled safein basements, bathrooms, shelterssounding like freight traindancing for joy andunaware of ant humanssound and a light showHow little we controlMoira Levant May 30 2019