Saturday, May 13, 2006

To All You Mothers--HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Until you reach the age of having children of your own, you tend to take so many things for granted. Your mom is always there wiping your nose, brushing away a tear, putting band-aids on your knees, encouraging, nurturing, cheering you on, and most of all-always loving you.

No matter how old you are-you always look up to your mom and say to yourself-I wish I could be just like her. I don't know how she did it, but my mom survived raising me. When I was small I threw temper tantrums, locked her out of the car in the pouring rain, and ran-ran-ran from her so I didn't have to come into the house. I indulged in being a real brat.

Moms have a phenomenal amount of patience--with that, we grow up and choose our own path in life and perhaps become a mom--Now I understand what it takes to be a mom.

My mom is a thousand beautiful memories, each one making a mark on my heart. I love you for being you!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wm. Hood -founder of Peru

Wm. Hood was born about 1791/1792 son of Andrew Hood. William grew up around Dayton and in 1819 came to Indiana, locating at Ft. Wayne, where he was engaged for a number of years in the mercantile business. In 1831 he moved to Miami County. He laid out the original plat of Peru, in 1834, in partnership with Richard l. Britton and Jesse Williams. William speculated in land and real estate and became welthy from it.
While living in Ft. Wayne, he married Sopia Ewing and they had five children. He served one term, beginning in 1836, in the state legislature, and was re-elected in 1838, but died on the 9th of July, of that year. His wife survived him about 31 years.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Cemeteries in Peru

1907--While excavating at the Ord Residence on Grant & 5th Streets Samuel Watts, employed by Supt. Dunn of the Water Works, came across a human skeleton and some excitement was caused thereby.

Old timers say that the first grave yard of this vicinity was located there and this is one of the skeletons failed to be removed to a new cemetery laid out at 8th and Hood. Wm. Hood was buried at the corner of 8th and Fremont--so one is to assume that the cemetery covered the whole block. I am in the process of trying to find out, but I think I am going to hit a dead end.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The End of an Era

Last night was the end of an era with Rev. Camden and family. I feel like they are part of my family because I have watched all the kids grow up. The show has become the longest-running family drama in T.V. history.

I am going to miss "7th Heaven" not only because of its conservative values but because every family can relate to things that happened in the Camden household. The kids--Matt, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruthie, Sam and David are all kids that you can relate to--similar to your own children or grandchildren. Annie is a typical worry-wart mom like most of us are and Eric trys his best to hold his family altogether.

Good Luck to the Camden Clan. You will be missed!!

Peru Garden

There's no place I would rather be than in my garden!