Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's 2017 !

A friend commented about my "website which has reflective writing". It took me a little time to figure out what she was talking about. I think I'll try to get back going some writing. But not tonight

Saturday, October 24, 2015

WOW! Have I really not written anything here for 18 months!  I guess I'm like a lot of folks, time I had been putting on blogs and such has ended up on Facebook.  I help admin about a half dozen pages/groups on Facebook.    They don't usually take much time ... unless you re busy then they take up way too much.

I help admin the Bumpus Farm page (Aman actually admins it.  I'm just an editor)

Three of us admin the West Union page.  We probably spend more time on Admin stuff there than most would. but we try and keep it fresh.  We take off things that have already happened and try to keep it positive.  As a service to those who don't get a newspaper or like Don Cork have move across the country we try to keep current local obits posted

I also help admin the Christian Church page.  Keeping events and schedules current takes more time than one would imagine.

The West Union 4th of July page is seasonal.  Right now it doesn't take much time.  There is also a 4th of July volunteers page someone started that I agreed to help admin

And I am just an extra admin on the Ruritan page.

I also help admin our Friends of the West Union Fire Dept group.  We have 212 members!  Almost more than live in West Union !  It is not owned or operated by the fire dept.  That avoids Freedom of Information Act rules.  Also means there are some things we can't discuss.

We also have a "secret" group for the family reunion.  Because it is "Secret" it is not supposed to be discoverable by search engines and nobody can read posts except a member.  No use advertising your house will be empty a few days.

So that is some of what I've been doing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just how many domain names do you have?

I'm excited.  OK. I'm a farm geek, which means I get excited over odd things.  I got this email today:

Dear Michael Bumpus,

GoDaddy has successfully secured your domain. BUMPUS.FARM
is now yours, congratulations!  Thanks for registering with us.

No, we're not sure what we will do with it.  For now and www.Bumpus.Farm will forward to the same blogspot page. goes to a page we haven't developed yet.

But it causes one to wonder just how many URL's I have. The farm has:

In addition I have a web address for the family reunion

And technically I have the church web address
That was mainly because it was easier to do it myself than present a multi-page terms and conditions to the board to ponder about.

In addition I am an administrator on a few Facebook pages

Obviously there is the Bumpus Farms Facebook page

Plus the Christian Church of West Union, IL  Facebook page

I share admin privileges on a couple Facebook pages

The West Union 4th of July page

and the West Union Ruritan Club Facebook page

Plus I share admin of the Facebook groups

West Union, Illinois

Hutsonville High School Class of 1974 and Friends

Friends of the West Union, Illinois Fire Department

I'm also the admin on a closed Facebook group for the Bumpus Reunion.  It's a closed group for privacy reasons. if you are not a member you can't get into it.

Oh, and there is the West Union link page

I'm not looking for anything else !

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I just realized I haven't written here since September! I just posted several photos on the Bumpus Farm page.  Slip over there and look around I guess I've spent more time on Facebook than I have here.  There is more interaction than on a blog.  I think I'll just post some non-farm photos and write more later.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Random photos

Just a few random photos in no particular order.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ken Hackler

CHARLESTON — Kenneth E. Hackler, 56, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
His graveside funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Baliff Cemetery, West York, Illinois, with Reverend Walter Carlson officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements: Harper-Swickard.
Kenneth was born August 21, 1957 at Colorado Springs, CO, son of George and Dorma (Thompson) Hackler. He married Sheila Wilkey, February 27, 2005; she preceded him in death, April 11, 2011. He is survived by a daughter, Kenica Fonner of Champaign, his parents, George and Dorma Hackler of Charleston, two brothers, Timothy Hackler and wife Karla Jean of Brooksville, FL and Mark Hackler and wife Tawnya of Olney, IL, and one sister, Karla Jo Hamilton and husband Barry of Sulphur, LA. Six nieces and nephews, as well as eight great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, and one niece.
Kenneth attended Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a skilled carpenter. Kenneth loved all kinds of music, and was a gifted musician, especially on the guitar. He never met a stranger and was always the first person to offer help to anyone in need. Kenneth always had a smile on his face.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A disturbing realization

I made a disturbing realization this evening.  A young guy I know was trying to locate a mistake his 16 year old son had made.  Ignore that part of it, the mistake is irrelevant. Think about my perception of a young guy with a 16 year old son.

If I perceive mid-thirties as young, then that make me ... older.

I might have been him 20 years or so ago.

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