In this Blog I will be talking about some of my life experiences, love of my family, my excitement and adventures with ASL and Cued Speech, Raising our Deaf son, lessons I’ve learned and mistakes I’ve made.
I’ll tell you about developing my two game apps, SignCueQuest and CueQuest, to help folks practice ASL and Cued Speech, and how I am doing “Word Of The Day” YouTube videos for ASL and Cued Speech.
I’ll be posting a new blog post every Friday.
A few weeks ago in Blog Post # 53 I shared some of our family’s favorite sayins’ I grew up with. Then I asked you what your favorite sayins’ are. Here are the results (so far)! From Deborah Gateley: More Dad’s (L.D. Gateley) Sayins’ “You’re getting too big for your britches!” (You’re over confident, thinkingContinue reading “Blog Post # 58: More Favorite Sayins’”
I have exciting news! I’ve been working for TWO YEARS on a sign language and Cued Speech dictionary app. This week, I launched it. FiNALLY! You can find it in the iPad and iPhone App Store, under the name “Signs and Cues”. It’s actually 3 dictionaries in the one app: Sign Language, Cued Speech, andContinue reading “Blog Post # 57: Signs and Cues Live!”
Note 1: I’m going to do another “Sayins’” post soon, with the favorite sayins’ my awesome readers have been sending to me. So if you think of any more I can include please send to me! Note 2: I’ve been spending my time preparing to publish a new App: “Signs and Cues”. It is likeContinue reading “Blog Post # 56: My Mom: Miriam Elizabeth Hall Gateley, Part 9 – Cars”
When I was 18, I had a boyfriend named Harry. He was a big man, and kind of scary looking, but he had a heart of gold and really was a gentle giant. He was very kind, and very soft-spoken. He also was a talented carpenter. He built a desk for me and a cabinetContinue reading “Blog Post # 55: Harry Stories, Crazy Days”
Recently I asked my husband and my sister Deb to tell me what they saw as my characteristics. I found it very interesting that they both included “stubbornness” in the lists they gave me. Thinking about it, I not only agreed with them, but it reminded me how that trait was the driving force behindContinue reading “Blog Post # 54: Using My Stubbornness”
I just sent a sympathy card to a friend. The heart-felt words suggested were “Memory of those we love stays in our hearts forever.” So true! I have lots of memories of those I love that are now in heaven. One way I remember them is when some situation leads me to hear one ofContinue reading “Blog Post # 53: Family Sayins’ I Grew Up With”
In preparation for relating the following story, I asked the two people who know me better than anyone to describe my character. Among the many attributes my husband listed were such terms as “Soft-hearted, mild, loyal, smart, stubborn, focused, creature of habit”. My sister Deb’s thoughts, while including a few of those negatives only aContinue reading “Blog Post # 52: Road Rage!”
Some memories may certainly be difficult or painful. Isn’t it great that they can often be balanced with those that only bring a smile, if not outright laughter! Here are a couple of mine that definitely fit the latter category. Squash Salad One summer while I was in college, my little sister ElizabethContinue reading “Blog Post # 51: Look Back and Laugh”
Awkward Teenage Years I was 17, and had only started dating a few weeks before. I was holding hands with my date, and thought it would be romantic to kiss his hand. So I lifted his hand to my mouth and proceeded to plant a big kiss on my own hand! I was so discombobulatedContinue reading “Blog Post # 50: Embarrassing Moments”
“Independent Alexandru”: Childhood Weaknesses In my last post I talked about Alexandru’s childhood strengths. (Blog Post # 48: Raising Alexandru, Part 4 ). But as you might expect, there were also weaknesses. I was always trying to figure out ways to help him balance the two, using his strengths to develop his weak areas. ForContinue reading “Blog Post # 49: Raising Alexandru, Part 5”
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