Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 31, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My first cousin, a "Living Cianfichi."
The second great granddaughter of my second great grandfather, a "Living Lundberg."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Doll."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 31
 My second cousin, a Grotte. She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on May 31, 1891
The first cousin once removed of my step Father, Henry James Edward Guilfoyle. He would have been 123 years old today.
Born on May 31, 1887
The first cousin once removed of my step Father, Thomas G. Guilfoyle. He would have been 127 years old today.
Born on May 31, 1904
The wife of my third cousin once removed, Valborg Marie EngerdalShe would have been 110 years old today.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 30, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My step-daughter, a "Living Palmer."
The son of the step-daughter of second cousin once removed, a "Living Weddle."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 30, 1907
My grand aunt, Olga Dhoretta Westby. She would have been 107 years old today.
Died on May 30
My second cousin once removed, a Nolan

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 29, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Copplin."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Dixon." 
The husband of my first cousin once removed, a "Living Hocking."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Jernigan."
The wife of my second cousin, a "Living Ree."

MARRIED on May 29
My second cousin, a "Living Grotte."
The husband of my first cousin once removed a "Living Hocking."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Steen."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 29
My second cousin once removed, a Forward. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on May 29
My second cousin once removed, an Erickson

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 28, 2014

MARRIED on May 28
My second cousin, a "Living Hocking."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 28
My twin female second cousins, Braith's. They would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on May 28, 1903
 My second cousin once removed, Harald Trygve OpsethHe would have been 111 years old today.
Died on May 28
The father of my ex-mother-in-law, a Tebaldi.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"My Great Swedish Adventure"~Post 38~Leaving London



Although we only stayed 3 days in London (I know, you are thinking we were there much longer than three days, but we weren't) we accomplished and saw a lot. I shared many photos, but you only saw a small fraction of the photos I actually took. I usually take 350-500 a day when I am on a trip like this. It takes a lot of time to go through the photos and choose which ones I wanted to use, watermark them and write a post. I apologize it has taken me so long to do this.

It was awesome to hook up with the new friends we made while on our Barcelona Cruise a couple of years ago. Because they were willing to come "play" with us we stayed those extra days in London. I think it had been years since they had been to see the sites, so it was good for them as well. We hope we get to see them again soon, maybe next time they will come our way!

London was beautiful! It seemed surreal to actually stand at Big Ben, the Parliament Building, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and other places. During those three days in London we did not get one drop of rain. Most people find that hard to believe, but we had beautiful weather, great company and awesome food the whole time we were there.

I am going to share a few photos I do not believe you have seen yet and close this chapter of our journey. If they have been posted before my apologies, I had them on my desk top to be shared. Thank you for following along! Please enjoy the photos.


I loved the red double decker buses, you couldn't miss them. We never had the need to use one however as everything was in walking distance for us, other than taking the train to Tower Bridge area.


The photo is a bit blurred, but as we were walking along I felt this business seemed out of place, but wow there are a lot of people over there! 


Shopping, for those interested...


I am not sure if I posted the women's memorial, but I don't think so.


This  cute little building is in the park next to the Parliament Building. I have details on it somewhere…will update this when I find the info.


Whitehouse Palace Banqueting House.




This is off on one of the side streets.


I just loved the red bus in front of this old building. And two red phone booths on each side!


A close up of the phone booth. My husband couldn't believe I wanted to take a picture of a phone booth. Do you see phone booths around the United States anywhere? I don't. These bring back memories and shows they are still available in London still, but for how long?


We made it to Downing Street!


We weren't able to walk down it however because it goes behind those gates.



This building is the Department of Cultural Media and Sport.
I wanted to share some of the non familiar places also.


 A Westminster train station sign.


And then my favorite of all (our friends Dave and Cathy took this photo out the window of their hotel room. They have given me permission to use this photo) the lights and water, I am in heaven!


(Photo by Dave and Kathy Douglas-2013)

Tower Bridge! (Used to be London Bridge's location…)



The final morning, we are in a taxi leaving London headed to the cruise ship.

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May 27 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 27, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin twice removed, a "Living Alberg."
The wife of my second cousin, a "Living Claire."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living McKenzie."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Olson."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 27, 1895
The wife of the first cousin once removed of my step Father,  Martina Straub. She would have been 119 years old today.
Died on May 27, 1914
The father-in-law of the first cousin once removed of my step Father, Peter Paul Greiner. He would have been 100
years old today.
Died on May 27
The ex wife of my husband, a Walters
Died on May 27, 1926
My great grandmother, Dagny Elina Dulin.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

The Book Of Me Written By You~Prompt 34~Easter Memories


I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:

Prompt for week 34 is ~ Easter Memories

What does Easter Mean to you?

A religious event?
The first main break (in the UK) since Christmas and New Year
A more general Spring/Autumn event
Easter Bunnies
Eggs
Chocolate
Traditions
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I was not raised religiously, so going to church on major religious holidays may have only happened once or twice in my lifetime. Easter makes me think of children and yes, bunnies, baskets, eggs and chocolate.

My fondest memories from when I was young was going to my maternal grandfather's, George Milton Harding's, for Easter Egg Hunts and great meals cooked for us by grandma Helen. They had a great backyard which included a pond.  We always wore a dress on Easter, but never gloves or hats. I do not have memories of coloring Easter Eggs as a child, but I am sure we did. The suddenly, we were grown up and there weren't any kids. The family still got together for meals. 

When I married and after my daughter was born, the holiday became fun once again. It is all about the kids for me, watching them have fun seeing what the Easter Bunny brought them, coloring and finding eggs. 

1988 ~ The girls and a cousin.

When I married the second time Easter traditions moved to our house. My daughter's birthday is in April, generally close to Easter, so we celebrated both events the same day.

 I remember one Easter in particular... my grandma Helen (she was married to my grandfather George Milton Harding)   started teaching everyone the line dance to "Elvira." 


Grandma is teaching one of her great granddaughters in this photo. 
Below you can see they have made way to the edge of the deck. We had an especially great day that year.


Grandma out did me when I was 16. That is what I've always said after and I watched her roller skate around our swimming pool several times. It was then that I realized I wouldn't always be able to keep up with her. I wonder if I ever let her in on these thoughts? 

At the time this photo was taken grandma was still ice skating, actually ice dancing! She loved to dance, anyway she could fit it in. 

I believe it was on this Easter event that my grandmother asked my husband if he would take her water skiing. She  never tried before, maybe there never was the means. Anyway, she liked our speed boat and decided she wanted to try it out. My husband looked at me as if to ask "how do I reply to that?" I told him if that is what she wants to do then tell her sure, you will take her. That made her very happy, the excitement spread all over her face. Unfortunately, she became ill before she got the chance to show off for us.

We used to mostly hide Easter eggs in the backyard, but a couple of times we did hide them in the front yard as the kids becomes older. Living on a corner, there were many more options of hiding places in the front yard. 

These days, the prince and princess (my grandchildren) are what make my holiday the happiest. We watch and sometimes join in coloring the eggs, which is now done at their house. I generally play photographer though so I don't participate as much as my husband. It's always fun to see the kids get gifts, so we have enjoyed giving them an Easter basket from us. I always liked to make them myself so they were more customized. 

2011

We try to stay away from candy as much as possible. Times have changed, candy is so available and sugar is something to avoid as much as possible. Mom and dad really watch what our grandchildren eat, they are great parents. This past Easter we didn't give a basket, they are getting older and it is tougher to fill those baskets, especially when you wish to avoid the candy. We gave each of them a "special thing or two" and they were happy. After all, it is about the Easter Bunny giving baskets! 

2011

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May 26 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 26, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, a "Living Westby."
My second cousin, a "Living Mills."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 26, 1888
My first cousin once removed, Jens Torgal Jensson. He would have been 126 years old today.
Born on May 26
My second cousin once removed, a Flermoen. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on May 26, 1776
My fourth great grandmother, Elisabet Jonsdotter. She would have been 238 years old today.
Born on May 26
The wife of my first cousin once removed, an Olson. She would have been less than 100 years old today.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 25, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Dobbeck."
My third cousin, a "Living Forgey."
My third cousin, a "Living Gate."
My third cousin, another "Living Gate."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Gerberding."
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Kallstrom."

MARRIED on May 25, 1942
My second cousin once removed, Edward Olsen.
My first cousin, a "Living Lundberg."
My second cousin, a "Living Grotte."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 25, 1892
My second cousin twice removed, Ida Petronelle Henricksdatter. She would have been 122 years old today.
Born on May 25, 1904
My great aunt, Eleanor Harding. She would have  years old today. She would have been 110 years old today.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Book of Me Written By You~Prompt 33~Regrets


I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:

Prompt for week 33 is~

Big Regrets

- I should (or not) have bought that large purchase

Small Regrets

- I should (or not) have had that thick shake at MacDonalds

Miscellaneous Regrets

Relationships

Jobs

Friends
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Don't we all have regrets? Mine go in my head and out of my head. "Woulda, coulda, shoulda," nothing you can do about it now. I hear people say, "I should have bought that house back in the day, it would be worth so much now!" These are the kinds of things I tend not to pay much attention to. Anyone and everyone can say something similar to this. Hindsight…



Reflecting...

Big regrets? I have tried to live my life to be caring of others, helpful and patient when needed. I have tried to be a good friend, wife, mother, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, sister, neighbor, worker and grandmother. At times I have not been the best in each of these roles. No one is perfect, but I always strive to be better.

Small regrets? I wish I had done this, I wish I hadn't done that... I don't live in the past. Hopefully each time an instance comes about where I have a choice to make, I will be wise enough to make the best choice possible. 

Life always is evolving, it doesn't stand still. I will continue to grow and learn until the day I die. I believe everything happens for a reason. As long as I continue to try to be the best person I can be, my so called "regrets" will continue to be learning stages.

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May 24 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 24, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin twice removed, a "Living Olson."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on May 24, 1896
The wife of my grand uncle, Lillie Marie Skaro. She would have been 118 years old today.
Born on May 24, 1812
My second great grandfather, Torgal Torgalsen Vestby (Rønningen). He would have been 202 years old today.
Born on May 24, 1840
The great grand uncle of my step Father, Richard FlemingHe would have been 174 years old today.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ May 23, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My first cousin, a "Living Cianfichi."
My second cousin, a "Living Olson."
My second cousin, another "Living Olson."
My third cousin, a "Living Steen."
The wife of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Sorger."
My second cousin once removed a "LivingWarner."

MARRIED on May 23
The sister in law of second cousin once removed, a Nordby. 
The brother in law of second cousin once removed, a Nordby.
           ~ ~ ~Sibling brother and sister, Nordby, married sibling brother and sister Sandeno.~~~

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on May 23
My first cousin twice removed, a Bakken.
Died on May 23
The sister in law of the second cousin of my step Father, a Glenn.
Died on May 23, 1676
My eighth great grandfather, Henery Andrews.

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The Book of Me Written By You ~ Prompt 32 -How do you De-Stress?



I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:

This week's prompt is - How do you De-Stress?

Read
Swim
Walk
Music
Yoga 
Sport
Anything else?
What triggers your acknowledgement that you need to de-stress?
Headaches
other pains?
What triggers you stress?
As always, share what you feel comfortable - anything from nothing to.....your choice!

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These days, I do not get as much stress as when I was working. Lately, I am finding I stress over my granddaughter's dance competitions, this is her first year in competitions. Because mom had many work  obligations with the business changing ownership where she works, she wasn't available much at the beginning of this season so I played the mom roll. Buying costumes, jewelry, hair, makeup, ballet shoes, tap shoes, etc., etc. I learned  how to do her hair piece and hair, and also worked a bit on the prop.

The 3 girls on the "mini team" each have a prop to bring back and forth to the dance studio and to competitions. It is a good sized prop, made with PCV pipe, felt and paper plates. I really stressed over the prop breaking while in transport, after all, how careful can you be with paper plates? I have been carrying an extra bag of goodies with me to help if any of us have prop failure. Glue (for the pipe), hot glue gun, glue sticks, rhinestones, and velcro in case any of us needed it.

 I can say that during all of the competitions, everything held together and went smoothly. I was a bit nervous at the third competition because as the girls were back stage in line for their performance, someone walked right into my granddaughter's prop, knocking her letter off the prop. I was able to fix it and made sure it was handled with care when being taken onto the stage.

I stressed over the hair piece my granddaughter had to wear in their competitions, her bow, and jewelry. Hey, this mom was used to taking girls to softball practices and high comp travel games, dance is a bit different. If anything falls off while in competition and the judges see it, points are deducted. Girls have been known to loose bobby pins, earrings (especially if their ears are not pierced, like my granddaughter) hair accessories, and even a shoe. I certainly didn't want points taken off for any of my errors!



That is my granddaughter, in the middle, 4 yrs old, my "princess." You can also see their props. Above the top felt piece is a paper plate. Each layer of the felt for each color change, also has thick paper plates. It wouldn't take much to have one of those crumble! Especially since they need to lay on their sides in the car to transport. Parents of older dancers made the props for us, and we added the first initial of their names. One mother painted the letters and I "blinged" them. Then we decided to add rhinestones to the prop, each handling our own. By adding rhinestones to the props they then seemed to have water drops on them, just like at a car wash. The song the girls did their routine to was "Car Wash." Do the props make sense now? 

Rhinestones can fall off  too though.

I stressed that the girls wouldn't perform as good as I knew they could. I wanted my daughter and her husband to see the best of what the princess had been doing, especially because she loves dancing so much and wants to compete again next year. The girls didn't let me down, they out did themselves!

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I stress when family members aren't well. I stress when I am running late for an appointment or meeting. 

I stressed when my grandson pitched his first game which also happened to be my husband's first umpiring gig! I wanted the best for each of them, of course. Double the stress though, in one game. 

I stress for no reason, and any reason. 

Below is a photo of my grandson, the "prince," pitching and hubby umpiring.


During each stressful event I just keep busy doing what I need to do and when I am done, I would go sit, take some deep breaths, try to relax and enjoy. 

When I stress I get warm and sweaty... my clues.

I quit my last job because of stress. I had never had stress in any job throughout my life and at the age I was, I didn't believe I should have stress at that point either. Long story short, I quit, which was against my basic beliefs, but the best thing I did.

Over the years I have used many avenues to de-stress. Reading, crocheting, swimming and yoga have all helped at different times. 

Snacking is sometimes a downfall I have when I get stressed. But, if it is major stress, I tend not to eat at all. 

My daughter has had the biggest influence on how I think and deal with stress these days. The yoga teacher in her is training me not to stress over things that haven't happened. I am training myself not to stress over things I have no control over. 

Do you have an idea of what my mantra may be? 

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