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Posts tagged “family

Playing Catch in Sinking Light


Baby to Thirteen! How fast time flies.

Happy thirteenth birthday dear granddaughter Anna Catherine.Here is your birthday blogpost.

You are a lovely young woman.  You are the one who made us grandparents.

You are kind, thoughtful, responsible, generous and loving.  (Just a few adjectives to describe your character)

What a happy day when you were born.

30190413046_fa01a356b7_oSunday night October 9 (can you see that the chocolate cupcakes form a one and a three?)


Here you are brand new with your grandmothers- Ruthie and Marlene.  You gave us the name Froo Froo. So now we are Froo Froo Ruthie and Froo From Marlene to all the grandkids!





screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-11-13-33-pmHappy Birthday to you!  Here you are with your family at the Mellow Mushroom tonight.


And without the corny balloon birthday hat. 10-6-2016

I remember your 10-10-10 birthday post when you were so skilled at the Hula Hoop! You can watch on youtube

Eleven Years in a blink

Last year it was a Dozen Years of Love


your FF Ruthie



Kennywood Water Rides


Great, on a hot summer day.


My DIL on the Log Flume (and various family members)


The Pittsburgh Plunge below









Yes, you get absolutely soaked to the skin.


Happy Birthday dear DIL

Got the four together this afternoon to wish you a very happy birthday. They were bike riding around the cul de sac but took a moment to pose. You are a good mom!  Xxoo  Love your MILimg_0233


Oh, they were so much younger then (me, too)

Photographed by Herr Spahn in 1985

Grafenwoehr, Germany

I smocked the frame (and Laura’s dress)


Mark  Matthew and Laura

Weekly Photo Challenge Nostalgia

Our Dad’s Shoes

-are at my sister’s in NYC and they’re on top of our grandmother’s mirror. Nostalgia post 2

Worn such a long time ago.


WordPress Photo Challenge


Roy Joseph Hendricks

Born in Farmersville, Illinois February 26,1912


(Different shoes in the photo)


Wordless Wednesday


Puzzle People

imageimageimageimageMy  father bought this puzzle in 1976. He’s the one who got Mark saying Sacramento at age 2, when you’d ask him “what’s the capital of California?”

This summer Mark took his family to see ten more state capitals/ capitols.

The handcrafted wood puzzle was missing New York and Lake Ontario. For years! Missing puzzle pieces is such a bummer. I’m not sure why I waited so long to see if I could get replacements.

Wk, I just received the hand cut replacement pieces and although the wood is a bit thinner these days and the color brighter, it is wonderful to have the puzzle complete again.

Besides New York is my birth state (yes, I grew up in the Garden State- New Joisey)

Thank you Puzzle People Michael and Pat Smith of Philo, California for completing the puzzle once again,  40 years later.



Freedom Tower at Night



Goodnight Moon in Alaska