Nov 25, 2019

Thought I’d take the time now to kind of re-introduce myself. Since my blog is growing and it’s been a while since I’ve really said anything about myself – which I don’t like to do – I thought now is as good a time as any. So…

cleaning the dirty pool

My name is Holly and I was born – and raised – in Frederick Maryland. Hence the ‘H’ in HCMorris. My middle name is Catherine… HCMorris is my artists signature. When I was going to school at Frederick Community and working at the Ground Round, I came to realize there are a LOT of Holly Morris’ out there. So, HCMorris was born, so to speak.

at Buxton, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
early 1980’s

You can call me Holly, HC, HCMorris, HCMorris77… 77 was the year I was born. It really doesn’t matter to me, just don’t call me anything derogatory! My boyfriend will tell you, that doesn’t go over too well. If/when I ever get married, my name will be hyphenated, since HCMorris is already established. Any and all artwork (including but not limited to photography) produced by me since high school will have this signature on it.

me and my dad
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

I was born in March, so I’m not a Christmas baby as many would think. I personally don’t know anyone born at Christmas that has a Christmas name. Ironically, they’re all born in March! My grandmother’s maiden name was Holly. Catherine is also a family name…but there’s way too many of them to go into much detail. Let’s just say that Catherine is on both my father’s side and my mother’s side for arguments sake.

me and my mom
Baltimore, MD 1977

I used to have a sister. I say used to because when my dad died we had a falling out. It really is for another post, for time’s sake. But let’s just say that she went off the deep end…she blamed me for decisions dad made (concerning her), started believing the world is going to end (type planet nibiru in google, if you haven’t already heard about it), married a guy without telling my dad. I’ve heard that she’s pretty much a practicing witch (we were raised Baptist). The list goes on, and on, and on. We haven’t talked in over two years! One of these days I will tell you about it.

me and my sister
Little Brook Farm
early to mid 1980’s

What else is there to tell you? I was daddy’s little girl…helping him (and my mom too) out around the house since I could walk practically. I don’t know how much I really helped him, but I tried! That’s why I’m so handy around the house now! I learned a lot from him, more so in the last years before he passed away (2017). When my dad went blind in 2012 – just after finishing up classes at Shepherd University, I realized that this house was going to be my forever home…as much as I tried to leave! And I left quite a few times, always ending up back here!

daddy’s little helper

That was just the way it was supposed to be, I guess!

let me out of the truck
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Enough about me! Let’s get on with our lives!!

“Some people say funny things, but I say things funny.”

~ Don Rickles

Tomorrow is National Cake Day!

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And Those Are The Facts!

Well… some of the facts, anyway!!

Christmas Music

Nov 25, 2019

Just wanted to share…

I know it’s a bit early for Christmas music, but my son wanted to hear some, so I turned the old floor radio on to see if anything would come through.

Sure enough, after it got warmed up, there was Christmas music. I took a video. You can hear/listen to it at my Holly’s world face book page. It’s the only radio (station) I know of that plays Christmas music all year long! I’ll have to pay attention so I can share the station.

At 10am sharp (eastern USA time) it switched over to talk radio. Will try again tomorrow!

As for the radio…it is antique old! I’m guessing it’s from the 1930’s if not earlier. It needs work, but hey…it still works, with all its original parts! I’m sure it’s worth a pretty penny! I haven’t done any research on it as of yet!

Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!!

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas eve.” – anonymous

Fun With Words

Nov 25, 2019


I seriously doubt advertisers would be able to get away with this kind of advertising today. But they still target and use humor to get to their target audience.


my son used to “shave” his legs…he learned from watching me!

Where’s the projector?

And then there’s this…

Cocaine Tablets (1900): All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance.

Great to ‘smooth’ the voice.

Cocaine drops for toothache: Very popular for children in 1885.

Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

Coca cola (coke) was originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine. It was invented in 1885 by John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia, who concocted the original formula in his backyard. He had been wounded during the Civil War and was addicted to morphine. He wanted to invent something that would counter morphine. Pemberton’s recipe contained cocaine—in the form of an extract of the coca leaf, which inspired the “Coca” part of the beverage’s name. The “Cola” in the name comes from the kola nut, which contains caffeine, another stimulant.

I don’t have any images for these “facts”, but…

Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it’s time.

Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time.

He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with aVatican gold medal.


Maltine: Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of NewYork.

 It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal.

Children should only take half a glass.

Opium for Asthma: At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet,

 it didn’t cure you, but you didn’t care…

Opium for new-borns: I’m sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but also 46% alcohol)!

It’s no wonder they were called, ‘The Good Old Days’!!

From cradle to grave… Everyone Was Stoned!!!

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

~ Mary Oliver

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where ever you may be!

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This girl is strange!

Across the bridge

Nov 25, 2019

Picture of the Day

Carrol Creek Park
Frederick Maryland USA
October 24, 2019

Across the bridge

I must go

To see

what is

on the other side

~ HCMorris

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All roads

and bridges

lead home

Stuck on a rope

Nov 24, 2019

image taken October 29, 2019

The wind came along

I floated through the air

with no control

of where I would land

~ Stuck On A Rope ~

~ HCMorris


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where ever you may be!

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coconut oil

Nov 24, 2019

Thought I’d share some benefits of coconut oil today. I just used it on my hair and in my mouth (not the same oil!), so now is as good a time as any.

Hope you enjoy…

There are many benefits of using coconut oil, for personal use as well as for cooking. Here are four…

  • healthy, shiny hair: once a month or so, when you are getting ready to wash your hair, rub coconut oil in before washng. Leave it in for about an hour, depending on how damaged your hair is and rinse with hot water (as hot as you can stand it). Then wash and/or condition it like you normally would. Be careful…we all now how slippery oil can be, and in the tub? Just make sure to clean the tub well after rinsing your hair out!
  • oral hygiene: take a spoonful and swish it around your mouth for as long as you can stand it (15-20 minutes is suggested). This will help pull plaque and stuff from your teeth, also helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. You can also brush with coconut oil. If you don’t like fluoride, this is a good alternative.
  • skin care: Coconut oil can be used to keep skin soft. It is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It has a natural SPF of 4-5. You can add other ingredients to it to boost the SPF. I add cocoa powder. (Eating dark chocolate can also help, but it has to be dark chocolate. There are other foods, but that is for another post.) You can also add the following: almond oil (SPF around 5), red raspberry seed oil (SPF 25-50), carrot seed oil (SPF 35-40). (I naturally tend to tan rather than burn, it comes from the Native American blood I have running through my veins. So, as long as I’m not in the sun ALL Day, I tend not to worry about it.) It can rinse off more easily than store bought sunscreens, so the need to reapply more often is a factor.)
  • can raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood: is high in healthy saturated fats which can boost fat burning and boost energy. Cooking with olive oil as beneficial as well, but this post is about Coconut oil, so…

Here are some times NOT to use coconut oil:

  • as a lube with condoms (it can break down the latex, therefore making it less effective
  • cooking with high heat: has a smoke point of about 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • can clog pores, so be careful
  • if you have sensitive skin…again, test it out!
  • if you have coarse hair: it has an astringent quality

Well, that’s about all I have for now!

Hope you have a great day, night or evening

where ever you may be!

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Tomorrow is Shopping Reminder Day (anybody need to go Turkey Day shopping? I do!), Blase’ Day, National Parfait Day, National Play Day with Dad.

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Happiness is home made!

Sunday’s Motivation and something blue

Nov 23, 2019

Hope you enjoy!

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
where ever life plants you bloom with grace
change can be beautiful
“Life fails to be perfect but never fails to be beautiful” ~ unknown
“blue and white forever” ~ Mark D. Sikes

“Spending time in nature is healing energy” ~ unknown

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something beautiful

is about to happen