Seven is Super

Charlie is seven today! And it’s halfway to Christmas. Oh my! Happy 7th Birthday Charlie!

It’s exciting to be here in person to celebrate together this year.

Early morning celebration

A few friends of his friends will come for cupcakes after lunch.

Seemed like his UNO birthday was just yesterday
It’s a Minecraft theme
220,752,000 seconds
A Scooby Doo Van

Happy Flag Day Birthday David

The history of Flag Day on the History Channel

Ruth from Jack( blog follower and good friend)

Father of Flag Day” honors have been given to William T. Kerr, who was credited with founding the American Flag Day Association in 1888 while still a schoolboy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Born Feb. 7, 1892

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks, my paternal grandmother, was born 130 years ago. She went by the name Alta. When my father was born they lived in Farmersville, Illinois. One summer my brother and I stayed with our grandparents and she taught me to knit. I was four years old.

This is just from the time she resided in a Nursing Care Center in Taylorville, Illinois. My grandmother kept a list of the afghans and shawls she knit for others during this period of her life.
Written inside the cover of her copy of The Book of Common Prayer.

Heritage from a post. May 2017. Ben H at WordPress says “This week, share a photo of something that says “heritage” to you. It can be from your own family or culture — a library, a work of public art, a place of worship, an object passed down to you from previous generations.”

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I held the quilt to the window so the light could show how beautifully it is pieced and stitched.
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She knit the blue Afghan and handstitched the quilt. She could tat and crochet, too. Made egg noodles and hung to dry on a broom stick.

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My father Roy J. Hendricks (b. 1912) is the boy standing on the left. Uncle Alan Ray Hendricks(b.1916) is the baby on my grandmother’s lap. My grandfather is standing, Floyd Merle Hendricks.
Mary Alta on the left , Sarah and Will Kerr in Illinois

Here’s another post for Throwback Thursday

My paternal grandmother, Mary Alta Kerr, born February 7, 1892 and her brother and sister. I need to do more research, dig around in a box, to get info on her siblings details. I know she called her sister “Sis”.

This is the grandmother who taught me to knit when I was little. No date on the photo. She looks to be 5 or 6? Maybe 1900-1901?

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks passed March 13,1979 and is buried in Morrisonville, Illinois.

This is a photo of my grandmothers recipe box. This is a poem about bread, glued in the lid given to my grandmother by Ella Beyer. She was my godmother and I was given Ella as my middle name.
My grandmother on the right, the one who taught me to knit. 
1973 photograph of me in the middle, my grandmother on the right and Aunt Vesta Kent on the left. Morrisonville, Illinois.

Great grandson Shawn Hendricks posted a photo of this tag found on his father’s (John)Afghan

Morrisonville City Cemetery
Morrisonville, Illinois

Another Teenager in the Family

Four teenagers in the family!

Happy 13th Birthday Maura Clare❤️

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

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Anna Catherine is 18 Today!

Happy 18th Birthday dear Anna. May your birthday be the beginning of a wonderful new year. Sending much love to you on your day!

You can see how excited we all were the day you were born here in Pittsburgh.

The day you were born at Mercy hospital Pittsburgh
October 10, 2003
September 2021

Q

3 1/2

Instead of a Card

How about this groundhog, looking right at me?

Sighting along the Heritage Trail when I walked with my friend Jen Tuesday morning. She spotted him.

I was not thinking about his being in the rodent family.

Happy September 8th Birthday to
my sister Mary
and
my friend Terry!
They share the date

Mary and I have been to Punxsutawney twice to celebrate Groundhog Day holiday and also to Woodstock, Illinois where they filmed the movie.