Eleven Years Ago and 2021

This came up in my memory today

Granddaughters Anna and Maura at the piano in 2011

Christmas Eve 2021

Throwback Thursday isn’t until tomorrow but when the top pic came up in my Google photos, I didn’t wait to create this post 🙂

The Van Sickles of Durand Illinois

My son put together this little video, with photos from my grandmother’s album, and paid for the use of the accompanying music.

The Van Sickles of Durand Illinois

You’ve seen a lot of the stills before.

My mother and her family in 1916

Another Teenager in the Family

Four teenagers in the family!

Happy 13th Birthday Maura Clare❤️

Full of love for life. Always!
From day one!

Maura turned five birthday blog

Maura turned seven birthday blog

Maura turned nine birthday blog

Maura turned eleven birthday blog

Autumn in the Trails Behind His House -Guest Blog

These photographs were taken by my grandson Jack, who is 14 and a high school freshman.

He told me recently he’d like to get into photography.

My advice to him was to take a lot of pictures, study them and look for the good light.

I thought he captured the feel of Autumn quite nicely.

Happy Birthday to Uncle David

It’s our brother’s birthday. Flag Day.

Sending birthday wishes from all of us to you, David. Birthday greetings with lots of love sent across the miles, 2,388 miles to be precise.

Flag Day
With Roberto Clemente Statue when you visited Pittsburgh
The nieces and nephews have grown up a lot since we were together

Happy Birthday Jack

Born March 21, 2007

Jack -Five days old
Jack on his Birthday Eve

Perpetual Puppy Barks– click to see 10 second video

I’m happy to be here to celebrate your birthday!

Love,

your Grandma (AKA FF Ruthie)

Throwback Thursday on Thanksgiving

That’s a lot of th in the title today.

There’s much to be grateful for as a daily practice, not limited to Thanksgiving.

I am paying tribute and expressing gratitude for good parents. I found this photo today and remembered our Thanksgivings together. And apart. An inscription of gratitude for their friendship was on the back of the photo, written by friends Ethel and Coleman Ives who must have mailed them the photo. I believe it’s taken in New Haven, Connecticut.

Once, when I was missing my mother snd father so strongly, in the depths of grief, a counselor advised me to do for others what my parents did for me.

My parents set a good example of how to be loving and caring humans which I’ve tried to pass on to my own family. ❤️

Marian and Roy Hendricks