2016-07-30 GAAtlanta-Continuation of ‘old’ website

2016-07-30 GAAtlanta-Continuation of ‘old’ website (and migration to a new name).


The ‘old’ website was: http://www.PuddinInVannaWhite.wordpress.com

The NEW website is:

http://www.PuddinInVannaWhite.com  (Note: No “WordPress” in the middle of the name.) Updates will only be made to the ‘new’ website.

I used the wordpress website in order to ‘learn’ how to blog. I started the blog several years ago, and since that time, things have changed and evolved. My son has helped me establish the ‘new’ website and I now have web-stuff to learn. No problem = because when I first started the blog, there were a lot of things to learn and try. This time, there is a lot of similarity between the old-way and new-way.  I’m still using the wordpress software, just having to learn new hosting and platform differences. Wish me luck – hope that you enjoyed the blog and continue to read it. (Note: the ability to ‘subscribe’ and receive an email after I update the blog is not available at this time. Maybe that feature will be something that I learn later.)

(With the ‘wordpress’ website, I was able to pick a theme when starting the code and I haven’t learned how to do that yet. Also, with the old website, I wrote the text to use and the website made it much smaller to read. Since the ‘new-way’ of coding doesn’t do that, I will discontinue my heading of using <Ctrl> and <+> to make the font-type larger, and <Ctrl> and <-> to make the font-type smaller.

My son uploaded the ‘old’ website content to the new name using an import/export program. I don’t believe that the ‘gallery’ of pictures feature works – another learning thing for me. Also, the right-index of blog dates has moved to the bottom of the website. When creating the ‘old’ website, I used a ‘theme’ from a list of choices. On the ‘new’ website, the default background/text is used. At my computer, I use the Google-Chrome-webbrowser and use the ‘Hacker-Vision’ store app to change the background to black and the text to white. I will probably not change the website defaults for viewing. Lots of differences between the websites, but the content and pictures are still available.)

2016-06-28 – A day that I will never forget

2016-06-28 _SCBamberg —  A day that I will never forget.



The picture above: was taken on May 7, 2016 just before my Dad passed away. He enjoyed the “big boat” trip very much. Nice and warm on the sunny pool deck. Beautiful weather for the trip. His 96th birthday was celebrated by everyone in Nassau, Bahamas.

The Blog Post: 

I drove to Bamberg  on 6/24. It is about 4.5 hour drive from Atlanta.  While in Bamberg, I went to the Family Reunion and stayed with my Dad and older brother. I was able to see many family members at the reunion and really enjoyed it – even though it was HOT (95+ degrees F). Our family is very fortunate to have a ‘private facility’ with indoor swimming pool. This year, there were many swimmers to enjoy the cool water. (Note: Many of them were ‘young’ which is great as this means that the family is growing. I admit that I am still learning all of the family because of the changes and not seeing them often.)

On Sunday, Dad didn’t feel well and didn’t attend the reunion. I was distracted by talking with many family members and didn’t take any pictures (as I normally do).  Anyway, my brothers and family and I gathered a plate of food for Dad and my older brother and took it home. Dad and older brother ate it and really enjoyed it. The desserts, in particular, were outstanding. On Monday and Tuesday, Dad continued to not feel well and stayed in bed. Hospice workers visited and helped with his declining physical needs. On Tuesday night, about 10:30, my Dad passed away. He was weak and hadn’t eaten well for the last couple of days. He slumped over to his left side and didn’t talk anymore. The hospice nurse on Tuesday morning told my older brother and me that he wasn’t doing well. Both my older brother and I were there were there and trying to help position him in the bed when he slumped to his left side and stopped breathing. I believe that his body shut-down.  (He often complained of being ‘cold’ and his back hurting when he walked.) I have included his newspaper Obituary in this post. He was 96-years-old and lived a ‘good’ life. In addition, the pastor of the church described him as being a ‘good man’. We especially have great memories of the recent Bahamas cruise. (See previous post in this blog.)  (Note: All family members were glad that Dad passed away peacefully at his house. This would never have happened without my older brother “stepping-up” BIG-TIME and taking care of him and his business interests.  Note2: My Dad called me “Puddin” from childhood as my nickname. ) 

A special thanks to the many doctors and nurses who helped care for him. Also, a special ‘thank-you’ to Dianne Jamison, RN Case Manager for Medical Services of America. In addition I would like to ‘thank’ others:  Charlie Lucus at First Baptist Church for his eulogy at Dad’s graveside, Cindy Kilgus and her many ‘helpers’ from First Baptist Church for a wonderful lunch, Van Sanders at Springtown Church for helping with Dad’s grave location, and Brett Williams, Randy, Jack and Bill at Cooner’s Funeral Home for the visitation and funeral services.

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