The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Photo A.M. Moscoso

 Below are the Earthly remains of my Great Grandfather  5times Removed

He fought in the American Revolutionary War- actually a few people on my

Grandmother’s side of the family fought in this war.

Photographer Unknown

Now may I present a story about John Godfrey who is also

my Grandfather 5times removed.

He was born in Hertfordshire, England a year after Issac Ross and when he passed

away he passed away in England as a British Subject.

In fact, the Godfreys didn’t make made their way to the States until  the  1920’s

 via Canada.

The Ross’ couldn’t get here fast enough, as my Nan pointed out every 4th of July with a


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Somewhere along the road to  Isaac and John’s desendents hooking up, my Great

Grandmothers ended up truly hating  each other. I should probably add that their


originated from Scotland and that they tried, during a Clan battle to wipe each other

off of the face of the Earth.

Good thing both families  sucked at that particular task it or I wouldn’t be here today.

Prehistoric rock paintings- Colombia’s Amazonian rainforest.

I wanted to share this little bit of my history because I think it goes a long way to me

writing about what happens when your drive a car straight into a brick wall (

metaphorically speaking ) and why I am so amused by it.

Yes. I know that sounds wrong on so many levels, but hey. I am the product of these

unions so…

Thank you Ross’ and Godfreys’ if it weren’t for you my stories wouldn’t be as colorful

or funny.

You have given me  a gift that keeps on giving.

anita marie moscoso / formally known as anita marie godfrey

Happy Birthday Hamish!

All dogs go to Mars!

WP Prompters want to know: Dogs or Cats?

Hamish Macbeth
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Today is my Dog’s birthday.

Hamish Macbeth is turning 9 years old and in those nine years

he has made a lot of dog friends and in addition to that

when he was a pup and a young dog, he was raised by three cats who

had raised by my Mastiff/  Retriever  – the sweetest girl ever named Cerberus.

In my heart I know Cerbie is looking over

the Grandpup she never got the chance to meet and raise and I know how lucky he is

to have an Angel like that looking over him.

So today I don’t want to plant a flag and declare if I am a cat or dog person.

I just want to say that I have been blessed to have had both of these wonderful animals in my life.

Happy Birthday to  the best boy in the world.

Hamish Macbeth
Photo Pualani K.

Hamish and Stitch
Photo Pualani K

Hamish and his Late Brother Micey 2018 Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Hamish and his Brothers L to R  Kolchak, Darwin and Hamish
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Hamish Macbeth
Photo A.M. Moscoso