WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS
Welcome to the Hawblitz Homestead in Owen County, Kentucky!! As you can see from the contents below, I'll be featuring photos, articles, and stories on a wide variety of topics. There will be something of interest to everyone......from music, history, conservation, photos, articles, and stories of animal friends. Well...you just name it.....we'll have it!! Check back here often as the page will have daily updates!! Stay awhile...have a great time...and remember...SMILE......LIFE IS GOOD!!!!.
Dutchman's Breeches in wood garden
Old Fashioned Wild Daffodils
To those who have visited my page before, you may see some updating
during the next few months just to make certain areas of information a bit
easier to find. Photos will be placed in a NEW photo section rather
than on the main page to make it easier to load photos a bit faster.
I would like to dedicate this page to my beloved husband,
Jerry Hawblitz... without whose love, devotion and encouragement, it would
never have been possible for me to have lived such a wonderful and happy
My husband Jerry and I in 2009
PLEASE CHECK OUT
THE NEW UPDATED TOY AND DOLLHOUSE SECTION!
THE NEW STORY AREA IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!
NEW AND UNDER CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION!
FAMILY TREE AND ANCESTORS CONCENTRATING ON DISBRO AND ALLARD!
SO STAY TUNED AND BE SURE TO BOOKMARK THESE NEW AREAS!!
OUR STAFFORD NICKELODEON
I AM VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE FINISHED
COMPLETELY RESTORING OUR STAFFORD NICKELODEON!!! WE CERTAINLY ENJOY
SITTING IN OUR PARLOR AND LISTENING TO THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO OUR STAFFORD IN ACTION!!
|BE SURE TO VISIT HERE AND LISTEN TO THE GREAT MUSIC PLAYED ON OUR STULTZ AND CO. PLAYER PIANO. NEW SONGS WILL BE ADDED ON A REGULAR BASIS!|
To learn more about phonographs, get MORE good links, and hear some
really great old recordings, check this site out!
Learn more about Edison and hear some neat sound recordings, too.
COMING VERY SOON......OLD PHOTOS OF AREAS NEAR OUR FIRST HOMESTEAD IN PENNSYLVANIA ALONG WITH INTERESTING INFORMATION!
I AM VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE
THREE SPRINGS CAMPGROUND LOCATED IN NEARBY
GRANT COUNTY WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO OUR KENTUCKY HOMESTEAD!!!
I ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE THREE SPRINGS MOTEL AS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY FOR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES VISITING THE HAWBLITZ HOMESTEAD AS IT IS VERY CLOSE-BY, HAS PLENTY OF WATER, AND MANY AMENITIES!!!
All my visitors have asked for this, and we finally have it.......YES.....music rolls played on our famous Stultz & Co. (circa 1921) Player Piano. I am using Real Audio, so please....when you go to my site.....if you DO NOT have the Real Audio player, please download it!! It's FREE...and it will give you access not only to the beautiful music presented on my web page, but also to many other features.
Just click below to read about my
ANIMAL FRIENDS....BOTH TAME AND WILD
BE SURE TO READ ANN'S STORY...A PET FOX, WHO ONCE OWNED ME!
Want a REALLY Neat Pet?...THEN READ THIS!
YES, YOU CAN KEEP A NATIVE FISH FOR A PET!
Ahem...Um..As long as you keep a COVER over the tank if you happen to have a feline friend like the one below!
This page was developed by me to share my hobbies, interests, beautiful nature photos,
and information about New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Kentucky
with people all over the world. There's something here for EVERYONE.....both adults and children.
So please....just read on, and when you see something of interest....just give a click!!
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES......THE GLORIOUS 50's and 60's
FARMER BOY....MY HUSBAND'S CHILDHOOD DAYS........
My husband, Jerry at about age 3
ODDS AND ENDS.....
Hmmm....this is just what it says..."odds and ends"....little anecdotes, sayings from the past...perhaps a recipe we've always enjoyed. Just check it out regularly!
Read about our homestead in Kentucky where we plan on spending the rest of our days.
OUR KENTUCKY HOME.....
AERIAL VIEW OF OUR KENTUCKY HOMESTEAD
Click below to read about our days spent in Pennsylvania, see beautiful pictures, and read about the history of Susquehanna and surrounding counties!!
OUR PENNSYLVANIA DAYS....
HILL ON OUR PENNSYLVANIA FARM WHERE WE ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO BUILD OUR FIRST HOME. IT WAS NOT DESTINED TO BE AS FATE INTERVENED AS IT DOES IN THE LIVES OF MOST PEOPLE. INSTEAD WE WERE LED ON TO NEW AND MORE EXPERIENCES IN VARIED PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. WE WILL LIVE IN KENTUCKY THE REST OF OUR LIVES IN A GORGEOUS AREA WHERE WE CAN ONCE AGAIN SEE BELOVED HILLS WHICH ARE REMINDERS OF THE EARLY YEARS..
SOUTH CAROLINA LIFE.....
Read about our life in South Carolina.....
TRAINS, TOYS, AND MINIATURES....
BE SURE TO GIVE A CLICK AND CHECK OUT THIS SECTION WHICH INCLUDES PHOTOS OF MY MARX, COHN, AND OTHER TINPLATE "PALACES" THAT ARE SADLY NO LONGER BEING PRODUCED TODAY, PHOTOS OF MY MARX FARMS, DOLLHOUSES, VILLAGES, TOY TRAINS, BREYER HORSES, DIORAMAS, DOLLHOUSES AND BARNS I HAVE BUILT "FROM SCRATCH" AND MUCH MORE!!! IT'S AN EVER-CHANGING AREA AS I UPDATE WITH NEW PHOTOS FROM TIME TO TIME. ENJOY!
I would also like to dedicate my page to a great man and entertainer we lost on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the age of 93.He had a profound impact upon my entire life...more than ANY other person. . This great singer's name is Frankie Laine. I became "acquainted" with Mr. Laine at the age of twelve when I first heard the theme from the TV series, Rawhide, popular at that time. Of course, I had to watch the credits the next time to find out the name of the singer. The very next day I wrote to Mr. Laine telling him how very much I enjoyed his singing and asked if he had produced any other recordings. Since I had received my first record player at age ten (my FAVORITE gift) and did not yet have a radio, I wasn't too well acquainted with many singers or the various types of music. Mr. Laine wrote back to me IMMEDIATELY and enclosed a photo plus four 45 rpm records! As you may well imagine THIS twelve year old was in seventh heaven! I played those records over and over again, and I was hooked! That Christmas, all I asked for was "any LP by Frankie Laine". I remember receiving Mr. Laine's "Call of the Wild" LP and "Hell Bent for Leather" which featured his hit song "Rawhide." I think those albums were played literally hundreds of times. From now on, each birthday or Christmas brought one or two new LP's by Frankie Laine until I acquired quite a collection.
DEDICATIONS You will also find songs, poems, and other features on the above site, so be SURE to check this out! Who knows? Your song or poem may even be featured here!!
As young people, we always feel "immortal", and the sun always seems to be shining with never a hint of sadness or heartache. At least, my own childhood and adolescence was like that. I never had a worry or a care. Frankie Laine continued to be my favorite singer even though I acquired many other records through my adolescent years. Of course, adulthood brings the onset of responsibility, change, a gradual awareness that one is not immortal, that loved ones pass on, that life is fraught with many ups and downs, ill health, financial worries, burdens, and cares. And I, like nearly every other human being, had my share and sometimes I thought more than my share of hardships.
But through all the hardships ONE MAN always kept me "hanging in there" and gave me the will to go on. That man was FRANKIE LAINE. When I listened to him sing, he wasn't singing for the world, he was singing TO ME, FOR ME. As I later read, that is exactly how nearly everyone feels who listens to his music. Mr. Laine has sung all kinds of songs, romantic, whimsical, songs of the west and the frontier, and songs of inspiration and faith. Who doesn't shiver inside when they hear Frankie Laine sing "I Believe"?
Had it not been for Frankie Laine, I may not be here today as I endured many, many years of severe depression and panic disorder, a horrible accident and later..severe and crippling rheumatoid arthritis. But I always listened to his music...even through the tears. Somehow...someway, this great man gave me the will to go on.
I would like everyone to become acquainted with his music and would like to dedicate this page to Frankie Laine. Mr. Laine wrote a great book about his life entitled "This Lucky Old Son" which I believe can still be ordered.
BE SURE AND CHECK OUT THE GREAT LINKS!! Visit my Niece's Homepage and Hear Her Sing!! PLEASE VISIT CARL TOOTHMAN'S MAGNIFICENT HOMEPAGE AND SEE PHOTOGRAPHY AT ITS FINEST!! THIS PAGE ALSO CONTAINS MUCH MORE INFORMATION, THE STORY OF HIS LIFE, AND MANY OF HIS OWN THEORIES. YOUR VISIT TO HIS PAGE WILL BE MOST MEMORABLE.
GET THE DAILY NEWS!!!
Visit THIS page and see some great Artwork..and have FUN!!
Check out the Carousels and Listen to the Great Songs!!
INFORMATION ABOUT MY OWN FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW...BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
If you love the music of the Roaring 20's and great old time jazz as I do, visit here! You'll be able to listen to many selections by the ORIGINAL artists!! It's also a great place to learn about jazz and its beginnings!
We'll be adding many more good links as time goes by!!
I'LL SOON BE STARTING A NEW SECTION DEVOTED TO INFORMATION ON PANIC
DISORDER AND SEVERE DEPRESSION, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN!!
In the meantime, please check out these great links. Hopefully, they may be of help to anyone suffering from these horribly incapacitating illnesses and give a great deal of information to friends and families of persons suffering from these disorders.
AND PLEASE....TAKE TIME TO WRITE TO YOUR SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN....ASKING THAT MORE FUNDS BE USED FOR RESEARCH INTO THE CAUSES AND CURES OF ALL MENTAL ILLNESS! REMEMBER....A COUNTRY IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS PEOPLE..and until we find the cure for ALL forms of mental illness...so EVERY PERSON can lead happy, healthy, and normal lives and contribute to this great society of ours, we shall never be a TRULY great Nation. And, remember...if we work along with research scientists from other countries as well, the whole world will benefit as mental illness will be wiped out from EVERY country.
1. Check out this site to find out more information on Panic Disorder and other disorders of brain chemistry, plus lots of information on Clinical Depression and links to other sites.
2. Another good site for learning more about Panic Disorder
Although I do not suffer from Narcolepsy or Cataplexy, thousands upon thousands of people do...preventing them from engaging in any type of work, leaving their homes, creating TOTAL dependency on others, and like all brain disorders, causing horrible suffering. So...if YOU don't know how devastating Narcolepsy or Cataplexy can be, then check out the site below.
3. Learn MORE about Narcolepsy and Cataplexy here!
4. Another site about Narcolepsy
I've found this to be one of the VERY BEST books on the market about severe Panic Disorder: It's called "THE ANXIETY DISEASE" by Dr. David Sheehan M.D. If you cannot find it in your local bookstore, they will be glad to order it for you. It's EXCELLENT reading for both the person with the illness and friends and caregivers.
I'd love to hear from all my readers!! Please send me your suggestions and comments and suggestions!!
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