Tag: grandparents

Christmas Long Ago

This year for Christmas, I’ve been fascinated with decorations.  I want to look at them, photograph them, and just enjoy them.  I was browsing the Williams-Sonoma catalog and found a lovely set of Christmas plates and started drooling.  I wanted those plates!  It didn’t make sense.  We don’t have parties or entertain.  We go to…

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Today Is Brought To Me By

Today is brought to me by: The men and women of the labor force, who work hard to make a living and support their families (today is Labor Day, a holiday in the United States). My parents and grandparents, without whom I would not be here.  While I didn’t agree with everything, they all influenced me…

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Grace, My Great-Grandmother

My great-grandmother was named Grace.  She was the oldest of nine children, born in 1884.  She was of Irish-German descent, her mother having defied her Irish family to marry a German Anabaptist.  Her mother was disowned because of that action and for the rest of her life, only had contact with a single sister.  Grace’s youngest…

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Indeed A Family Brings Pleasure

Indeed – indicates emphatic agreement. Benjamin Franklin once said: “He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.” My grandfather was a very proud man.  He went from being the poorest of the poor…

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Map

Join the challenge!  Post a picture to match the word of the day and put a link in the comments.  You’ll be amazed at how differently the word gets interpreted.  Map (from Wikipedia) – A map is a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects,…

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