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Memorial Day, 1913

May 29th, 2010 2 comments

This was taken on Memorial Day, May 30, 1913.  My ancestors met at the  family cemetary.  According to Cindy, who sent it to me, she quoted her Mother-in-law, Maggie: “Mom told me that every memorial day the whole family would go to the cemetary. They would have a picnic and spend the day cleaning up the gravestones, planting flowers, pulling weeds etc.”

My own mother would have been nine months old. Could that dark haired – dark eyed baby held in her father’s arms possibly be Mama? I am excited at the thought.  This is a picture I have never seen before, and am grateful to Cindy for sending it.  Now, I am trying to figure out who some of the others are.  What a great picture.

I wish I could play a game of time travel and be back there with them.  I never got to meet my grandfather, he died a few years after this picture was taken, at age 42.  That is why this picture is even more precious.

More than ‘Just a Note’

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A friend wrote this to me over twenty years ago.

It remained on the side of my refrigerator for most of those years.

I didn’t understand it for a long, long time,

but now I do,

and I thank her.

I am sharing it with you  because

the inspired truth applies

to you,

as well as to me.

Believe and accept

what God has blessed

and gifted you with,

and that’s when

He’ll start to use and

bless and fulfill

all your

dreams and desires.

Kostbar Kind (Precious Baby)

May 29th, 2010 1 comment

My niece Lori was born in Germany. Her parents, Norma Sue and Darrell were stationed there in the Air Force. I arrived in Kaiserslautern, Germany  to teach when Lori Ann was 9 months old.  Dressed in her German clothes she stole hearts left and right. She didn’t have to steal mine, she had it from the moment I saw her pretty little face.

Arguing Theories

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I have  two theories about arguing with women.

Neither one has worked so far.

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