Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Naming our house

A yellow weed/flower on the side of the road
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The sun was a huge red ball in the sky when I walked this morning. 
It was 56 degrees when I started out walking toward Happy Trails.  Passed up the road to turn to HT and walked town the road just a bit farther and turned around here where I took the picture and headed back toward town.

A lot of people tooted and waved to me this morning.  Most of them I couldn't tell who they were but I waved back anyway.

A couple of ladies stopped to ask directions.  They were headed the wrong way so I headed them in the right direction and off they went with a word of thanks.

I walked around town, the path behind the ball park and around the two cemeteries.  Walking up the hill to one of the cemeteries were two killdeer and as usual they were running away from me instead of flying.  They ran quite a way and this one ran right up the gravel pile.  He stopped so I took his picture.  The field in the background is soy beans.
I met another farmer this morning, Farmer Marvin.  His fields are the ones around the cemeteries, down by the Drane house, along the main road and reaches out near Happy Trails.  We had a nice chat.  Nice meeting the local farmers.

I walked 6.2 miles.
Good day for coins.  Two dimes and four pennies.
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Ken is gone today with a church group to Bedford, Pa.
I'm home puttering around the house and yard.

I've been thinking a lot about a name for our home and have been throwing some around.
  • Happy Acre - we live on one acre and are happy here and it goes with Happy Trails
  • Sunnyside - I just like the name - it sounds happy
  • Our Place - simple
  • Heavens Next - we plan on staying here till we die
Any sound good to you?  Suggestions will be most welcome.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.
happyone : )
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you,
when the limo breaks down.
~ Oprah Winfrey

 Three Thankful Things Today
  1. The sun rose and I have another day 
  2. Meeting another local farmer
  3. People who say thank you
Comment Replies:
Betsy - Youghiogheny is a Algonquin word which some Native Americans speak.
It means stream flowing in contrary direction.


  1. Those are some beautiful photos.

  2. You have such good shoulders on the road for walking! That is something we don't have here.:-(

    I think I like Happy Acre, but that could be because it was the first one I read.:-) I don't need too many choices.:-)

    I hope Ken has had a good day with the church group.

  3. Looks like another beautiful day there. I like Sunnyside. Like the sunny side of life.

  4. Love the cute killdeer, flowers and your pretty countryside scenes! I have two favorites..Happy Acres and Heavens Next.. Enjoy your evening and have a happy weekend!

  5. I wouldn't go for Sunnyside personally, but that is because it was the name of a nearby psychiatric hospital when I was growing up. I like Happy Acre or Heavens Next. Our Place is nice and simple too, so really I'm no help whatever.


  6. What a beautiful sunny picture!
    As always, your walks are through pretty places.

    My vote is for Happy Acre... as it does seem like you are happy there on your property.

    Smiles :)

  7. I am enjoying your photos and walks. The yellow flower is so beautiful. Happy Acres is my vote.

  8. I like sunshine. Joy is good too.

  9. My husbands grandparents named their retirement home "Weneeda Rest"... Always thought that was cute. I'm still following your posts here, but rarely comment now that I'm no longer blogging myself. No sure why!! Anyway, my vote is for Happy Acres

  10. I like "Sunnyside".
    Mary Jo

  11. Heavens next ... Has my vote. You have traveled a lot in your life, move many many times. I am glad you found such a wonderful place to put down roots. Such a wonderful name to reflect your happiness here and your belief in God.

  12. I like the idea of naming a house. How about Heaven's Acre? Sort of combining the present with the future, if you will.

  13. We get to vote? I like the first for the reasons you mentioned. Well now, that is a big chunk of cash for one day!

    1. John's vote? The Ponderosa. He does not have an original thought in his head. LOL! (That's what his place is named.)


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