The year 2018 was very relevant to me. I had a life changing experience, most especially as it related to 1925. I took social media to a new experimental level. It has changed my life.


Asked in April if I missed my old way of posting, I quickly said, “No.” (Absolutely not, because I surely did put a positive, life-altering twist on it.)

10 Most Important Things I’ve learned after focusing and… Only Posting Once a Day on Facebook for a Year ~ A Line A Day

  1. I learned whom, among my friends, also loves history.
  2. People really responded well to having a respite from the daily grind, because I read it very frequently.
  3. By day-7, since she never signed her diary with a point of reference (regrettably), I realized her name could simply be Alinea Day.
  4. Went deeper into developing existing relationships, though commenting on anyone who had taken the time to read A
    1. In the process, those relationships became much more meaningful.
    2. If I couldn’t find a new post by anyone – many don’t published every day – I then dug around in their photos… each still are worth a thousand words.
    3. Taking the time to learn a lot more about my friends made their lives matter so more more. People with whom I checked in daily, or just occasionally, I grew to know my neighborhood. HERE<DIV
  5. Jargon of 1925
      1. Horse related
        1. Shoe boil
        2. Wagon Shoe
        3. I stopped making a list, but I may read her diary again and update at that time.
      2. “Carried Aunt M.s oil stove down to her.” – Wagons carried, Trucks deliver
      3. Went to pictures (movies)
      4. “Coming down with grippe, I guess.”
      5. Made a pair of bloomers.
      6. New words/concepts
        1. Parure
        2. Painted floors
  6. Things long gone
    1. Prefatory, now simply called preface
    2. Wooden spools – all sewing concepts
    3. Surviving on horses for transportation for all daily functions.
    4. Alinea Day sewed a lot of slips, among other clothing items.
    5. Replacing a sleigh for a wagon, once slow was over; and, vice versa once snow arrived – store the wagon, bring out the sleigh.
  7. I had to REALLY restrain myself from posting occasional epiphanies that had no where to go. Examples:
    1. Why do people always say, Not to mentions, but then go on to mention it?
    2. That SUPER moment I had with my 4 year old grandson, who – after his bath, I helped from the bath water and wrapped him in a towel… He said, Can you carry me onto your bed, so I can get dresses and watch a move: “Yes, Max, I’ll carry you to my bed, but this is going to be the last time, since you’re now so heavy…” And later that evening, I danced out the strain…
    3. When did everything become a price point, instead of just a price? Who really  needs the point? Isn’t the point the price?
    4. The more you buy the more you saveSay what? The more I buy, the more I spend… Com’mon, who do you really think we are?
    5. As I drove past a field of horses in my neighborhood, and saw one of the horses fully endowed, I thought, “If some human men are circumcised, why not male horses?”
    6. As regards Bird Brain
      1. SHE: Looking out toward the gold finch feeding area, at 3:00 p.m. Most of the morning thistle is just about gone for the day.
      2. HE: Enters the room and says, “Have you seen how much thistle is on the ground? It’s a huge mound. Can that be recycled? It’s such a high pile.”
      3. SHE: Who had noticed how high the pile was that very morning (16 inch peak), “Yeah I know about that pile. Look at those little gold finch hanging upside down, on the bottom and just that little piece of netting. So few of them will eat there, now, while that huge pile of thistle seeds is there right beneath them. Yeah, that’s why they’re called bird brains.”
    7. Emailing with a publisher friend, he was sad that “the new wine study certainly has made it very difficult, if not impossible, to make a positive claim about alcohol and health.
        1. My response: I wouldn’t let the alt right affect this book being published. That’s what they want… But, age does get better with wine. We sip it with delight, we know what it took to get to the point of maturity, we understand the aging process, and we marvel at the sun going down with a glass of wine in our hands. If the alt right only knew that it helps with digestion, it might cure their constipation.
  8. I found my core again. I found a common core… Could it be a trend?
    1. Joel Vincent has joined the focused brigade:”So I’ve decided to post a daily ”uplifting” story for a year. I tell my kids when they get home ”before you tell me the bad thing that happens I need you to think of a good thing, then I’ll listen.””So I’m going to hold myself to that standard.”I will tag it ”#uplifting””And I will tell you, spending 5 mins searching for something uplifting once a day feels pretty good. It’s actually not that hard…”
  9. By early December, not only was I contemplating what would happen in 2019, but others (who had also come to love Alinea) were finding it difficult to let her just simply vanish back into thin air.
    1. From my friend Terry Mcnulty: Oh, Jo. I am really going to miss these little notes from long ago. Thanks for sharing with us.
    2. Jo to Terry: What if I kept it going, which I can into 2019. All of her entries re there for next year, too. I’m conflicted. Would I drive people crazy, or would I just continue as we get to know our friend better?

My beat will go on in 2019, with some modifications. This year, I’m free to be… The following people who helped to make A Line A Day Special.

A Line A Day visitors

1. Aileen Casanave
2. Alan Wastell
3. Alisa Gean
4. Alison Smith Story
5. Alissa Fehr Leenher
6. Amy Navor
7. Ana Keller
8. Antonia Caserta
9. Andrea McMillan
10. Andrew A Govatsos
11. Barb Kotts
12. Barbara Jean Barrielle
13. Barbara Trigg
14. Becca Gomez Farrell
15. Beck Hopkins
16. Ben Drury
17. Benjamin Webster
18. Betsy Nachbaur
19. Betsy Walker
20. Bonnie Bissonnette
21. Brian Showalter
22. Bubba Gelly
23. Carole Meredith
24. Carole Murphey
25. Carolyn Lewis
26. Cathrine Todd
27. Cathy Huyghe
28. Cheryl Bringuez
29. Cheryl Dupris
30. Cheryl Wolhar
31. Christian Callec
32. Christine Havens
33. Claire Pecqueux
34. Cora Tabarrini
35. Corinne Reichel
36. Daisy Damskey
37. David Anthony Hance
38. Deb Masselli Clarke
39. Debbie Shu
40. Deborah Gray
41. Deborah Parker Wong
42. Dee Elliott Marken
43. Delphine Brouard
44. Denise Fraser
45. Denise Lowe
46. Dennis Figueroa
47. Dezel Quillen
48. Diane Boulay Moncrief
49. Ed Morris
50. Eduardo A. Dingler
51. Elaine Roop
52. Elisa Burroughs
53. Elizabeth Smith
54. Elizabeth Vianna-Hill
55. Ellen Scott Landis
56. Elliot Essman
57. Eric Hwang
58. Erin Tomko
59. Fredric Koeppel
60. Gigi Rollin-Penn
61. Ginny Clapp
62. George B. O’Connell
63. George Rose
64. Georgia Mona Choate
65. Gina Angela
66. Grace Keller
67. Greg Lint
68. Gretchen Snowe Bly
69. Guita Mesriani
70. Gwendolyn Lawrence Alley
71. Heidi McLain
72. Heidi Stine
73. Holly Berry
74. Howard G. Goldberg
75. Howard Greenblatt
76. Hugh Hamilton (200)
77. Irene Graziotto
78. Jamie Silver
79. Jan Chiri
80. Jane Hodges Young
81. Janet Johansen
82. Jay Walman
83. Jayan Landry
84. Jean Jacote
85. Jeanette Van Der Steen
86. Jeannine Pelletier
87. Jeff Stai
88. Jennifer L. Massey
89. Jill Simmons
90. Jim Caudil
91. JoAnn Actis-Grande
92. Joe Brizz
93. Joe Gargiulo
94. John Corcoran
95. Jose Diaz
96. Julie Brosterman
97. Julie Pedroncelli St John
98. Karen Senne Hill
99. Kate Morgan-Corcoran
100. Kathleen Willcox
101. Kathryn Johnson
102. Kathy Lang Wiedemann
103. Katie Gomez
104. Katie Jalbert Kelley
105. Katrina Morss Commesso
106. Keith Edwards
107. Ken Payton
108. Kerri Visconi Cooper
109. Kerry Damskey
110. Kevin Gagnon
111. Kimberly Noelle Charles
112. Kristin Wastell
113. Lana Bortolot
114. Lashan Rangana
115. Laura Ness
116. Laura Ramey
117. Laurin Beckhusen
118. Leah Osberg
119. Leeann Froese
120. Len Dest
121. Leslie Caccamese
122. Leslie Spitzer
123. Lettie Teague
124. Lisa Klinck-Shea
125. Lisa Verville
126. Liudas Gužas
127. LM Archer
128. Lorrie S. LeBeaux
129. Luminita Dane
130. Lydia Lewin
131. Lyla Diaz Moore
132. Lynn Gowdy
133. Mac McClary
134. Mara Farrell
135. Marcia Macomber
136. Mark Krigbaum
137. Mark Squires
138. Marlene Rossman
139. Marty Johnson
140. MaryAnn Sullivan
141. Melanie Hoffman
142. Mia Morelli
143. Michael LeBlanc
144. Michael Yurch
145. Michelle Williams
146. Mieke Fielmch (Liudas friend)
147. Mona Ashbaugh
148. Monica Kårbro (Liudas friend)
149. Nancy Brazil
150. Nancy Weil Brown
151. Nicole Marino
152. Odette Therrien
153. Oneca Jarrett
154. Pamela Heiligenthal
155. Pamela Klein
156. Pamela Murphy-Dyer
157. Pat Taylor
158. Paul Boazu (Liudas friend)
159. Paul Manchester
160. Paul Moe
161. Paulette Labbe Crowley
162. Pete Clarke
163. Phyllis Zouzounis
164. Punky Mahle Simpson
165. R. Ruth Linden
166. Renee Mejid Mueller
167. Rich Mauro
168. Richard Ray (Pete’s friend)
169. Rita Conner
170. Robert Saks
171. Robin Dohrn-Simpson
172. Robin Ivy Payton
173. Robin Young
174. Ronald Plunkett
175. Ross Rylance
176. Rui Bastos-Amaro
177. Russ Winton
178. Sabrina Silva
179. Sandra Crittenden
180. Sandy Barrett
181. Sandy Grimmel
182. Sarah May Grunwald
183. Sarah Stierch
184. Sarah Tracey
185. Sean Allen Driggers
186. Seth T. Buckley
187. Shandra Bishop
189. Sharon Olson
190. Sharon Webb
191. Shauna Rosenblum
192. Shelia Martel
193. Shelley Esson
194. Shelford Trotman
195. Stephanie Douglas
196. Stephanie Trotter-Zacharia
197. Stephen Mitchell
198. Steve Heimoff
199. Sue Patterson
200. Sue Straight
201. Susan Foppiano-Valera
202. Susanne Carlberg
203. Tara L Thomas
204. Tatum Reynolds
205. Terry Cloutier Willard
206. Terry Mcnulty
207. Thea Dwell
208. Tracey LaPierre
209. Tracey Richardson
210. Vida Gužienė (Liudas friend)
211. Viviana Vecchione TheWine’sFringe
212. Washington Kipkurui