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Posts Tagged ‘family’

Chili Dinner

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

#1 daughter and her family, #2 daughter, #1 son and his family all came over for chili tonight. What a pleasure! We’ve had one kid or another staying with us for a week, and will have #2 daughter’s dog with us for a couple of weeks more. I’ve eaten the wrong things and done little […]

DNA: Great-grandparents Armand and Berthe

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Here they are, Armand and Berthe of Pau, in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. They were the parents of Lole. When I met him, Armand was known to everyone as Bonpapa. He used an ear trumpet, having become deaf during WWI. His father was the mayor of Salies de Bearn. He owned a shoe factory. Cousin Gilles says, […]

DNA: Grandparents JoLole

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Here are my paternal grandparents. He was born in Bad Liebenzell, in the Black Forest, in 1911, and she was born in Pau, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in 1912. She trained as  a nurse, but married my grandfather in Canada and stayed home, caring for my father and grandfather. As is so often the case with […]

A Schedule?

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

"Today I brew, tomorrow I bake, the next day the queen's child I'll take,  For little deems my royal dame that Rumpelstiltskin is my name!" A schedule is a basic tool and has been since at least the time of Rumpelstiltskin, when he made sure to get this baking and brewing done before going to […]

DNA: My Parents

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

I'm using Throwback Thursday to start my genealogical journey. I have data back to the Middle Ages, but all DNA journeys have to begin with parents. Mine were born in 1936. He was born in Washington, D.C. and she was born in a small town in Missouri. His parents traveled a great deal and he […]

Socktober, Baby Feet Edition

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

This is some amazing self-striping sock yarn my sister sent to me. This is the baby who needs some socks, as you can see from her wiggly pink toes. And here’s the first sock of Socktober.

New Baby

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

#1 daughter had her baby, a beautiful little girl.

Gull Stitch

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Gull stitch, shown above against the garter stitch, is a simple pattern stitch. It’s seven inches wide and four inches tall, so it can be memorized very quickly and used in many settings. Wrong side rows are always purled and the right side rows include yarn overs and decreases. This makes Gull stitch officially a […]


Sunday, November 1st, 2015

#1 son has gotten engaged. 🙂

Planner Tweaks

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

I realized that there was no way to mark the current pages of the Happy Planner, so I used one of the decorative inserts to make a tab. Not sturdy, I’m sure, but careful handling seems to be a requirement for this planner. I also used arrows to move several meetings, because it is being […]

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