100 Days project … the warm up

OK, it’s really not the warm up…I thought it started today, not tomorrow.  AT ANY rate, I have been doing something creative every day so far in 2018 (I’ve missed one day).  I have however, not been documenting it.  So to add another layer of complexity to my life I am going to be participating in the #The100DayProject for the first time… I will be sharing my daily posts on Instagram, but I have to say probably not posting every day here, because that would be rather redundant BUT maybe several process posts ?  I’m not sure yet.  But for NOW 18-04-02-Halloween-1973-WEBI give you Halloween ca. 1973.  Charlie is in the middle flanked by his sisters.  I’ve been working on a Halloween through the years album.  The plan is to have as many generations as possible and so far I’ve got some layouts done of our girls, Charlie as a kid, and Charlie and I as adults.  I have photos of Charlie’s parents as young marrieds having a halloween party and somewhere there has to be photos of me (because there are so many the odds are in my favor).   So that’s been a fun little project on which to work.  A bit of warm up for the next 100 days.

I’m anticipating that my something creative will continue to be a mix of knitting, sewing, photo editing and scrapbooking.  I’m not sure if gardening will count if it ever finally warms up!  We’ll see how it goes.

 

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James M. Triggs b. June 4, 1871

I’m doing some family history research while managing the trove of family photos and documents so juuuuust leaving this right here so I can find it later…

Myrtle Datesman Triggs

Myrtle Datesman Triggs, my great grandmother

James M Triggs 1871-Studio Portrait circa 1915

James M Triggs My Great Grandfather

 

 

James M Triggs.  One of the men who have had a prominent part in upbuilding industries in Huntington and making good the motto of the city, is James M. Triggs, the founder and manager of the Majestic Furnace & Foundry Company.  Mr. Triggs started this business in 1907, when the company was incorporated with a capital of $30,000 under the name of the Majestic Furnace & Foundry Company.  It is a large and important industry.  The plant is in a building one hundred and thirty two by one hundred and forty feet, two stories in height, and equipped with the latest machinery, all the power being electric motors.  The payroll is distributed among some sixty employees, and the company manufacture furnaces, coal chutes, garbage receivers, and builders specialties.  The output is distributed all over the United States.  The business is on a solid basis of commercial success, and its stock holders enjoy large dividends on the capital invested.

Mr Triggs besides being manager is secretary and treasurer, and Peter Martin is vice president, while the president of the company is W. W. Hawley.

 

James M. Triggs was born in Jackson county, Michigan, June 4, 1871, representing an old family in that section of the state.  His parents were William M. and Innocent (Fuller) Triggs.  His youth was spent in his native country and while there he attended the common schools and subsequently hight school.  His school days may be said to have ended when he was fourteen years old.  His first business experience was in a hardware store in Morenci, Michigan, and later he went on the road as a traveling salesman representing a hardware house in Cleveland and covered the states of Ohio and Indiana for several years.  Later he left the road in order to take the management of the hardware store in which he was first employed in Morenci, Michigan, and after a broad and varied experience in business affairs, he came to Huntington and established his present business.  He was a leader and promoter of the enterprise, but associated with him some of the well known men of Huntington as stock holders.  His business has more than justified the early anticipations as to its success, and no list of Huntington industries would be complete without mention of the Majestic Company.

In 1892 Mr Triggs marries Miss Myrtle Datesman, daughter of Jess Datesman of Morenci, Michigan.  They are the parents of three children:  Kenneth, Helen and Lawrence.  Mr Triggs is affiliated with Amity Lodge, A.F. & A. M. and is popular in both business and social circles at Huntington, being always alive to any movement that concerns the welfare of the community.  His home is at 1011 Bryon street.

 

From:  A History of Huntington County Indiana   Compiling editor  Frank Sumner Bash, Vol. 1   The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1914

 

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A Challenge to Senator Warren’s team

This morning I sat down to find an email and of course, like many of you, was confronted with a large list of emails most of which I delete automatically (not to self, hit “unsubscribe” on some of these instead).  An email from Senator Warren (our Senior Senator here in Massachusetts) caught my eye and as I read it, I was fairly quickly irritated by the pleas for money at the bottom.  I get these emails constantly because I’m a supporter of Senator Warren but I’ve really had it with constantly being fear-mongered into pleas for cash.  Here is my response back to Senator Warren’s team and what I have also sent directly to her office in Washington, where I’m sure it will be buried as deep as the Ark in “Indiana Jones”…

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Dear Team Warren

I support Senator Warren wholeheartedly.  I’ve voted for her, I’ve championed her.  I rely on her to keep the craziness in Washington in check.
That said
I am heart-sick
I am worn-out
I don’t even know how to explain the insanity that is American society right now to my teenage daughters
I’m considering whether it’s even worth trying to survive a nuclear exchange w N. Korea (really…who ever thought I’d be writing those words???)
I’m totalling up my own personal #metoo list
Here is an idea for your organization
How about instead of constant pleas for money, a list of POSITIVE SIMPLE STEPS we average Americans can take to counter what some of us see is the insanity in Washington.
How about a way to channel anger that doesn’t always include our checkbooks?
How about a way for people to DO something instead of complaining and railing and sending checks???
I challenge your team to do better than hollow fear-mongering pleas for money.
Best regards
Sue Triggs-Rhuda
Domestic Goddess
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Because I am still working out what is my best response to the horror show that is our current administration, and I’m struggling with how to be constructive in the face of the breakdown of our society.  I figured this might be a first step in addition to the calls and emails on issues that I’ve been making.  It’s better than nothing and it’s better than not doing anything.
How about we ALL challenge our Representatives in all levels of Government to encourage POSITIVE, SIMPLE ACTIONS that everyone can take at every level, every age, every income strata, every soci0-economic group to help CHANGE our society for the GOOD.
Anybody else have any positive productive ideas??
Have a great Friday

More memorykeeping goodness

Really, I have been loads of other things besides digi-scrapping but they are just so much easier to share !    Heading off to a girlfriend adventure this week but wanted to share the latest layouts I did for my buddy Janet from Little Feet Digital Designs.  So much fun working with her beautiful kits!

Solar Eclipse 2017

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I will admit we were kind of eclipse slackers but it was still worth commemorating the event if nothing else than to use the gorgeous images from NASA!  Kit:  Total Eclipse of the Heart  

Teenage Privacy?

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I have to admit when the suggestion was made to use the kit Land of dreams, the Whitie Tightie papers AND the A Little Privacy Please embellishments I did kind of pause and think how I was going to pull this all together…then I was scrolling thru my photos in Lightroom and found this photo of Lily from a photo shoot the girls did and bingo… ladies and gentleman we have a moment in time documented!

Beautiful Fall

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At what point will the girls not want to go pumpkin fetching with me?  We’ll see next week but I thought it would be a fun thing to document from a few years ago… Template:  Clean and Simple Templates:  Fall Beauty   Kit:  Summer Fades

Texas

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love Texas!  It was heartbreaking to see the devastation from the hurricane.  Janet designed a Texas Strong kit with templates from her partner Dagi’s Digital Designs and is donating all proceeds to hurricane relief.  We also donated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief Fund for hurricane relief as well as Undies for Everyone… because everyone needs clean new underwear.

Hope everyone enjoys the bonus Monday off…it’s rainy here which is great for much needed rain!

 

 

Family History Strategizing & digi scrapping goodness

For the past several years, I’ve been working on “The Triggs Family Archives”.  Really what this looks like is a giant pile of boxes and slide trays behind the living room couch.  We have a mix of printed photos, lots and lots of slides and a box of super 8 movie reels which honestly makes me queasy just thinking about it.    I have been picking away at scanning for the last year or two and it is a slow process.

As I’ve been scanning, I’ve been thinking carefully about the end product of all this work and Ive been formulating a plan that looks something like this:

  1.  Slides scanned at 600 dpi, and imported into their own “family history” catalog in Lightroom for further sorting, tagging etc…
  2.  Certain groups of slides will be made into photo books for gifts (ie. my Dad’s Marine Corps slides were made into a book and given to him for his birthday)
  3. Other various Family slides will be part of digital scrapbook pages, some simple, some more elaborate.  I have already printed a number of these pages out and put them in page protectors in my giant mishmash of scrapbook layout albums.  I had considered photo books for these photos but the random nature of these photos means I don’t know if I’ll ever feel “done” enough to print out a complete book… so printed layouts for now.
  4. Physical photos that we have come across are slipped into 3-up photo albums and as much information as we know written on the space next the photo sleeve.  Multiple photos of the same event are tucked into the same pocket, this way they are safe and secure while I figure out what to do with them.

Did I mention this is only one half of my family???  There are “The Kilmer Family Archives” that I need to work on as well…different set of parameters for that group of items!

A few years ago, I scanned a page of family photos all taken at the same time / day in 1961 at my Grandparents house in Rochester NY.    I made a layout a few years ago with one of the photos and my friend Janet’s “Rooted in the Past” kit from her company, Little Feet Digital Designs.  Last month she re-issued the kit and it’s HUGE !!!  Honestly I could scrap for months.  This iteration also contains Templates from Dagi’s Templates and the whole bundle of wonderfulness is wrapped up under their joint brand:  Partners in Crime Digital Designs.  I went on a little bit of a digi page making tear this weekend and managed to finish up working with all of the photos from that series!  whew!  So without further ado…. a completed set of layouts!!

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

 

 

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