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Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Sardinia Historical Society

No post to my story, too busy of a weekend. Historian's conference on Saturday, family party on Sunday, and getting ready for a lecture today then going to do it (55 miles away). So here is my S post because it fits and it's funny.
Nothing like scaring my oldest son all the way in Austin, TX. I hate cell phones. I don't have a full key board, just a cheap $19 Walmart special so it just has a regular key pad and T9word. I answer his text and I type "home" but T9word thinks I want "good" and of course I didn't check before I hit send. 

So my message to my oldest son is, "I'm not good right now. I'm in Sardinia." Like I'm having martial problems and ran away from home. Sigh ....

Course he's texting back asking what's wrong and I'm thinking, Huh? Then I looked at what I sent. Then I had to text to explain, which took me like five minutes. Too many words I had to change from one thing to another, erase, fix, etc. I so HATE cell phones. 

So I am fine, was just in Sardinia, NY giving a talk on how to do a house history to the Sardinia Historical Society. Good group of folks. Check out their website. Their society's museum is housed in an old church, built in 1829, which they are restoring. Nothing warms a historian's heart more than hearing that!

Tomorrow we are back to the mini-mystery where we left off with Sheriff Clayton Nazzaro hot on the trail of finding who kidnapped his detective, Pepper Black. And who did murder Margie Webster anyway? Damned if I know--I'm making it up as I go along. Okay, I lied. I do know. But I'm still making it up as I go along. :)


This post is part of April's Blogging From A-Z Challenge and Camp NaNoWriMo. The rest of the A-Z bloggers can be found pinned in the links section of my sidebar. Hope to see you tomorrow!



  1. Not sure how I missed following you back! Now I have to go back to the beginning to catch up on the story. . . might have to wait to the end of the Challenge.

  2. Hello
    Thanks for stopping by. I should have commented more on here as I enjoy the mystery so far.
    I have the same kind of problem with cell phone mine being in Japanese doesn't help either.

    I comment on about ten blogs a day but I feel like giving up as there is no return, following on blogs and twitter and retweeting participant post doesn't work either. I saw a lot of people with poor content and tons of comments and blogs with great content and very few comments. This is frustrating.
    But on the other side, I'm happy with the personal accomplishment. I'm thinking of turning the posts I wrote into a small ebook I would distribute for free. :)
    Keep the good work, it will pay off.

  3. Spellchecker on phones causes so many problems.

  4. stopping by from a to z! cool post. will be back to read more. :)


  5. The place sounds interesting. I'm not a fan of the auto correct on my cell phone. annoying. I prefer simple phones.
    New follower.
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  6. Loved your post! Cell phones sure are challenging. Visiting from A-Z

  7. Can't wait to see how your story resumes. Good luck with cell phones!

  8. That's awesome, T9word is an idiot sometimes. A friend of mine had the kind where you can "talk" to your phone and have it text someone... except it couldn't understand her. Often it would just fill in total nonsense. We played with it for an hour one day, texting her husband. In one example she said, "You coming home for lunch today? We were thinking of making pizza." Her phone texted, "You hong kong lunch marbles? New york new york museum."

    I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. (thankfully it didn't ever make him worry that something was wrong...)

    swinging by from A-Z!


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