Saturday, May 22, 2010
Since I began dabbling in genealogy, I have been surprised recently to find that I have distant cousins all over the place ... including my own relative 'backyard' (speaking in terms of the size of the world;). Last night was worth waiting many generations to meet up with my newly discovered cousin, Egon, from Denmark. He and his beautiful wife, Debbie, live on the west coast of Washington state .. a mere six hour drive from my home .,.. and stopped by last night for our first visit. We are connected through my grandmother Esther's father that emigrated from Denmark in the 1880's. Egon is the family historian and is quite involved the region's Danish community.
Photos: Top .. Grandma Esther, about 1918, bottom .. Egon, Mrs. Mac, Debbie 5/21/2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I leave you with a picture of my great grandmother, Elizabeth Groden Melcher ... a regular teenage hippy from the 1800's ... my spitting image, eh?:)
Friday, May 14, 2010
I do take time to sit on the front porch rockers to soak in the scenery and rest my feet, but from now until winter I'll be busy tending the garden and stocking the pantry and freezers with veggies and canned goods to get us through another year.
I have yet to find the charger for my camera ... will have to borrow Mr. Macs to post some current pics soon.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Though Many A Mile
We Distant Be,
Together Forever Our
Hearts Shall Be
Happy Mother's Day
Photos from Mrs. Mac's family collection:
Top .. Mrs. Mac and Mom about 1966
Bottom ... Mrs. Mac with her mother and brothers about 1967
Saturday, May 08, 2010
If you live at our home ... anytime Nathan says the phrase: Diddle-diddle-diddle-diddle-diddle-diddle-diddle-dee ... we all know it's going to be a happy day. Don't ask how he came up with this long verbiage ... but it does make everyone smile knowing he's happy!
- happiness .. Nathan style
- morning showers to water the land
- food to warm and nourish body and soul
- fresh laundry
- rest from garden and yard work