September 1, 2015

Extreme Comfort Is The Goal


What’s the most used piece of furniture in your office? If you said a chair, you are absolutely right! You most definitely have to have a comfy place to sit to work and having the right chair is imperative in my opinion.

For me, it is especially so because I have a physical condition (fibromyalgia) that dictates my every move each day. I need something to cushion my underside and support my back. It all sounds very easy to just go buy a new office chair, but, for me, shopping in a store is almost torture and certainly less convenient. I’d rather shop online.

I suppose you might make the argument that you can’t sit in a chair online, but for me I know exactly what kind of configuration I need and just by looking at an image of a chair, and I can tell if it would work for me. I mean, come on, it’s not rocket science to choose an office desk chair, right?

A site I’ve been looking at for office desk chairs is Chair Hero, also found online at chairhero.com, and from my views of the variety of chairs they have, I’ve picked a few that I think would work for me.

What do you like in an office chair? Lumbar support, a chair with arm rests, or adjustable height controls? Truthfully, you need at least two of those choices, but I think I need a fabric cover for both the back and seat areas. And, lots of cushioning in a wide seat bottom! I’ve always had an armless computer chair and it works quite well for me, so that would be one thing I could give up if I had to. So many choices… but I Wanna see more before I finalize and order. That’s the hard part, choosing. Sigh.

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Using Dry Ice To Clean Can Be A Blast

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I’m always amazed at the creativity of my fellow humans. When one way won’t work, or is harmful when it’s used, they are brilliant at coming up with a solution that can be inexpensive and eco-friendly. Such is the case when using dry ice blasting methods. Did you know that there are companies that make [dry ice blasting equipment rental] available?

I know what you’re thinking, where can you use such a method? It’s really quite common to see it used in the building and remodeling industry. I’ve even see it used on houses that were eliminating mold from attics and other rooms where it has been found. One episode I watched was of an attic and the operator used a nozzle (many are available, depending on their required use) to quickly and easily remove the black mold that was built up on the sheathing because of inadequate ventilation in the eaves and roof vents.

It was amazing to watch the black mold just disappear and there was no major clean up involved. The dry ice material evaporates and only a small amount of the debris cleaned off the soiled surface is left to vacuum up if necessary. It can be used on coatings such as adhesives, varnish, oil, grease, coal dust, soot, mold release agents and bitumen. As I said, the dry ice material is not left over and there is no detergent type residue either. Industries that necessitate a high degree of hygiene such as the food and pharmaceutical industries will find it very suitable.

Before you begin your next cleaning project you might look into a dry ice blasting rental as an environmentally safe way to go. Operators are not exposed to any toxic materials or fumes, and polluted run-off water is completely avoided.

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The 1904 Murder of Thomas E Morgan – Spring Creek, Missouri

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 He Killed His Brother

Thomas Morgan, who resided with his parents Morris Henry and Charlotte Morgan on their farm near Blue Mound, was killed on the afternoon of August 4, 1904 after a quarrel with his brother Isom.

Isom had sent his ten year old son [I suspect it was his oldest son Albert] down to inspect a fence on his adjoining farm to make sure the cattle inside were not getting out as the fence was down. As the boy passed his uncle, Thomas called out to him that he better leave the cattle alone or he would kill the boy’s dog and whip the boy.

The boy went home and told his father Isom of the threat and Isom went down to the field to where Thomas was in order to talk to him. In the newspaper article this information comes from (unable to determine was paper it was. All I can read is “Red Apple” in the masthead) Isom sat on the rail fence to talk to his brother, asking him who gave him the authority to tell his son not to do what he had told the boy to do.

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Thomas’ reply was, “I take that authority upon myself”. Hot words were exchanged between the two men and as there were no witnesses the altercation can only be imagined. Thomas weapon was a hoe, while Isam had a knife. Thomas died of knife wounds that day.

Isom was a long-time resident of the Blue Mound area, and known to normally be a quiet tempered man. After the incident Isom told the same story to his neighbors, family and to the police. Sheriff Kimberlin brought him to the city and turned him over the Prosecuting Attorney Morrow who filed information on Morgan charging him with murder, recommending that he be released on bond which was furnished.

The newspaper article ends by saying that Morrow would investigate the murder further after the present term of court was over and that they expected the case to be dismissed.

After The Murder

I’ve been able to determine that Sitha and Isom’s youngest son James Martin Morgan might have been about nine months of age when the murder took place. James was born January 3, 1904 and the newspaper article was from August of that same year. I have not yet found a divorce record for documentation, but as of 1910 Sitha and her five sons, Albert, Clarence, Mors, Edward and James were living in the household of Sitha’s younger brother Noah Wyatt Wright. She is listed as being divorced.

In the 1920 census of West Plains, Howell, MO District #94 Sitha (Sytha) is residing in her own home as an owner; she is age 47 and is listed as “widowed”. Was this an assumption by the census taker of a woman living as the head of the household with four of her five sons listed too? She was still using the same Morgan so I think she may have been divorced in 1920 also.

I have not yet found Isom in the ensuing years between the time they would have divorced and when he died 29 September 1949 in Spokane, Washington. The obituary for him holds some clues though. I’ll continue this thread if I find more to share.

Sources:

Newspaper article unknown paper

Circuit Court Document

Obituary – Isom M. Morgan

 

 

 

Thrills And Chills Movies From TCM Will Get You In The Mood For Halloween

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Eye of newt and tail of lizard, witches cackle and innards sizzle…boo!

Are you ready for some scary movies for Halloween night? Turner Classic Movies Shop has just what you’re looking for! How about a little Hitchcock to keep you awake all night? Are you thinking of murder (and who isn’t?) or visitors from outer space? Maybe some Arsenic and Old Lace is just what you need…(pretty tame in the scary category!)  Haunted Halloween Sale! Up to 35% off

What’s your favorite Halloween movie genre? I just watched this Vincent Price classic last week.

By the way, my next article is going to be about a real murder by one of my family members in Missouri. Check back soon!

The 1904 Murder of Thomas E Morgan – Spring Creek, Missouri

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