Archive for July, 2011

Family Goodness: “DIY Drive-in”

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

Keeping with our drive-in theme this week, today we want to show you how to make an indoor “DYI Drive-In.” Did you know that the first drive-in consisted of a Kodak projector on the hood of Richard Hollingshead Jr’s car. The screen was nailed to trees in his backyard, and a radio served as the sound [...]

At the Drive-In

Posted by Sooz on Monday, July 25, 2011 | No Comments

The first drive-in movie theater was built in Camden, New Jersey in 1933. It reportedly cost a quarter per person or $1 for a full car. Around 1950, at the height of their popularity, there were about 3,775 drive-ins in America. At last count there were 432 drive-ins left in operation across the U.S. I went to my first [...]

My Own “Limberlost”

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, July 21, 2011 | No Comments

We are delighted to have Debbie again as our guest writer. Today she shares a story inspired by our encouragement to “Seek Beauty Everyday.” We hope it will encourage you to do the same! Indiana author Gene Stratton-Porter was a truly a Society member before her time. My grandmother first introduced me to Porter’s works during [...]

What do you “See”?

Posted by Sooz on Monday, July 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

In so many ways, people are like books. Each of us has a story. Our stories contain fact, some contain fiction, some comedy, mystery, intrigue, tragedy or a complex mix. The problem is that we usually come into another person’s story somewhere in the middle. We meet them in the throes of their tale and [...]

It’s All in Their Story

Posted by Sooz on Monday, July 11, 2011 | No Comments

What do you do when someone just bugs the stuffing out of you? You know the person I’m talking about…you work with her or he coaches the little league team. Something about them just makes you crazy! I mean really crazy. What do you do when that person lives next door or teaches your child? [...]

The Best Vacation Ever

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, July 7, 2011 | No Comments

Our guest writer this week is Danielle, an amazing woman whose Goodness is seen in her work with MusiCares in Nashville, Tennessee and in her college classroom. Dani has a great story to tell about the goodness of a last minute vacation. Here is her story… My husband and I were both feeling worn out. [...]

The Rhythm of Life – The Importance of Rest and Vacation

Posted by Sooz on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Remember how it felt on the last day of school, waiting with bated breath for the 3 o’clock bell to ring. The hammer hit the dome declaring freedom like the ringing of the Liberty Bell, broadcasting an end to the tyranny of the classroom to students everywhere. “Go forth and taste the glories of summer [...]