I. GRANDPA AND TOWN NAMES:
May 4, 1903 Grandpa said “Cold in forenoon – Warm in afternoon. Plowed for Mehlon Berkey in forenoon. Went to Scalp (Level) after dinner. Bought flour, shoes for Ellen (Grandma) and my self and other things.”
Scalp Level from the web: 1.When settled, 2. how many people/horses, 3. why the name:
1. John Fyock settled there around 1790. Fire wiped out the Farmers Milling Co., the general store, and two houses in Jan 1903.
2 . In 1840 the Township of Paint (Where Scalp Level is located) had 487 people, 94 horses over 2 years of age.
3. The name Scalp Level is said to have come from Jacob Eash who directed his friends to “Scalp it level, boys”, when the frontiersmen cleared his land.
II. HAPPINESS, YOGA, AND AN ALTERNATIVE:
Grandma, daughter and granddaughter went to a 5 day Yoga retreat (summer camp say I) so I went to the Google “answer all questions” web and ask “What is the purpose of Yoga?” and I got a long multi page answer – you can go read it all if you want. but I will extract this for you “… helping human beings to become aware of their deepest nature” I make the assumption we humans would want that awareness to become happy if we were not happy or to stay happy if we were happy.
I was walking the road thru Central Park NYC last December and found a sign that was an alternative to Yoga. I will present it here for you:
III. HAPPINESS THU SMILING:
I will show you a few other photos that made me smile – I think smiling is an indication of happiness — If it is otherwise, just let me go on with my delusion: