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“MY” Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda ~ Meeting Others ~ Post 7

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Links to prior posts in this series:
"MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~Post 1  "MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~Questions~Post 2 "MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~Cruise & Rosetta Stone~Post 3 "MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~A Hiccup~Post 4 “MY” Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda ~ Choosing our Cruise ~ Post 5 "MY" Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda ~ Dates ~Post 6

There are some other people we thought we would attempt to see if possible. I sent a message to our friend's son who lives in the Ukraine to see if he could meet us in St. Petersburg while we were there.
The specific week when I was handling this, I found out a cousin I have in Norway (she is a fairly recent connection) has a summer place in Sweden! So now, how was I to get her into the picture?
I was hoping to meet Yvonne Henriksson too, you may know of her, she is a blogger in Sweden. Her blog is Swedish Thoughts. Yvonne was one of the biggest supporters I had when I was trying out fo…

Wordless Wednesday ~ Along the Way

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The Book of Me Written By You ~ Prompt 4 ~ Favorite Season

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I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:
"The Book of Me, Written by You."

Prompt 4 - Favourite Season

Do you have one?
Why?
A Happy Memory or association

Close your eyes and imagine your favourite season – write down what you see, feel, hear.
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My Favorite Season
I have a favorite season Years ago I'd have chosen two Summer and winter it would have been Now winter will have to do.
Back when summer was included I was a lot younger then Swimming was a favorite The pool was close to our den.
Twenty years I've had a pool No matter where I've been Another ten without a pool But a large spa has filled in.
The times oh how they have changed   I find I have gotten much older It is clearly now I despise the heat
I really prefer it being colder.
Winter has always been my favorite I'm sure Christmas is one reason Another may have something to do With it being a crafty season.
I have fond memories of watching it rain Making everything outside glist…

Note from The Civil War

Back in the beginning of August I found a message in my genealogy mailbox that made my day! The message was titled "Fleming/Hohimer family." I felt this message was a new cousin contacting me as these are names in my tree. I was so excited I could hardly wait to read the message.
The email started out stating she had stumbled across my blog and thought I had done some good research. She explained to me that Laura and Joe Fleming, my great grandparents, were also her great grandparents! This was very coincidental because not long before this her parents had been a topic of conversation between me and my father. 
I learned from this initial email that my grandfather, her great uncle, she referred to as "Uncle Fud." She said she had fond memories of him. This was a new name for my grandfather I had never heard before. 
My cousin wrote that she found me because of a slip of paper written by our great great grandfather. She explained this paper was a note detailing the Civ…

The Book of Me, Written by You ~ Prompt 3 ~ Describe Your Physical Self

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“MY” Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda ~ Dates ~ Post 6

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Links to prior posts in this series:
"MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~Post 1  "MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~Questions~Post 2 "MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~Cruise & Rosetta Stone~Post 3
"MY" Swedish Adventure~Förbereda~A Hiccup~Post 4
“MY” Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda ~ Choosing our Cruise ~ Post 5


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We booked our 12 day Baltic cruise on March 18th. Departure date was August 19th. Now that we knew where and when we were going on the cruise needed to, I wanted to contact some people to see if we could hook up with them while we were in different ports, etc.

The first contact I made was with some people we friended on our cruise in the Mediterranean on 2011, Dave and Cathy. Our first stop before our cruise was in London, well, Harwich actually, but close enough to London that we wanted to see if Dave and Cathy would like to do the cruise with us. They live in the outskirts of London. If they couldn't or di…

“MY” Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda ~ Choosing our Cruise ~ Post 5