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Monday, August 08, 2005  
Mary McNally Mulligan

My grandparents in 1917, the year they were married

All this week I've been thinking about my grandmother, Mary McNally Mulligan - or "Gram" as we many grandkids knew her. August 5th was her birthday and I finally looked it up tonight - she was born in 1895. Anyway, she's been on my mind this week. Maybe it's all those blackberries. She was a big fan. I remember going out in her yard to pick "thimbleberries" and having them with milk in a little bowl. Here are some photos I had at hand of my Gram:

Mary in 1915

One of my favorite photos of me and Gram. Click the small photo for the full view complete with an un-named cousin in the foreground.

Gram and Tinker, Sept 1969. Her lap always had room for a grandkid or a small dog.

Written at: 10:38:00 PM

Sunday, August 07, 2005  

Another view

Yesterday I happened to see a huge sundog - a rainbow between the viewer and the sun caused by light refracting through ice crystals.

Although I couldn't get a photo of it - it will stick in my brain! There were some great clouds to photograph though - interesting types and combinations.

I thought a lot about the color of sky last night as I started pushing fabric around in the direction of starting a new quilt. To me, the sky is rarely just blue and clouds are rarely just white. But fabric being fabric it will take some maneuvering to approach what my eyes and mind see when I look up.

In other news - some fabulous 40% rye bread just came out of the oven and man - it smells GREAT.

Written at: 2:35:00 PM

Debra commented:
Let me tell you... beginning my online experience with a text-only orientation has still informed my use of the net.

Anyway... you keep mentioning PHP, but never say what it is.

I do think that many of us who started out earlier in the web world may be more into content than others. I know that readability and content certainly are important factors in what I think about, coming to the web design table. Or it could just be Jacob talking...

My bad for not providing info about PHP. I have read that PHP started out meaning "personal home page" (which I find doubtful) but now it stands for "hypertext preprocessor" or "PHP hypertext preprocessor". It's a scripting language used to create dynamic web pages. Now before you flee, it's not like PHP causes your screen to dance and spin. Rather, it's a way to pull parts of pages from various places, making it easier to put consistent info and material across a site; perform actions like calculations and information providing and gathering; allow registrations; stuff like that. And it works with regular HTML. I'm only on page 125. For more info there are some great sites and books out there. One of the central sites about PHP says this:

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
For more definitions:

That's all for now!

Written at: 11:14:00 AM

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