Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

all Easter cards from family saved by Aunt Annie

Hop the Easter Bunny brings you plenty of eggs!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine for Teacher

Did you give your Teacher a Valentine?

How cute a coupon!
My Great Aunt Annie received this when she was teaching
in the early 1920's

There is Aunt Annie in the middle back row with her students.

Her are the Valentines they gave her, which is your favorite?

the sweet homemade one made by Vivian


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Found There Way Back Home...........

If you have read my blog over the years, when it come to family I am the keeper of the family pictures, documents you name it. Yet, there are pictures of my ancestors that I wonder if they are out there somewhere and I have never seen them? 

After my Mom died and I went through things, this picture bothered me.
Who was Pat Lance? I knew most of my Mom's friends, even the ones from HS 
that she would talk about.

Pat had written on the back, "Clyde and I on our wedding day"
There were a total of 9 pictures.
My Mom had written "Pat's wedding" on the back.

If you know me, there is no way I can throw a picture away,
but I keep telling myself to get rid of things. Was this one of them?

Pat's Dad did not look to happy?

I decided to see what I could do to find out who they were?
My guess Pat was my Mom's age, born in 1925 and probably went to college with her.
Maybe a sorority sister, in Sigma Sigma Sigma

I went on ancestry and found a Pat Lance in one tree born in 1925 from IL in a tree and her husband was
So I wrote the person and asked he he was related.

I got a response within a day, it was Pat's nephew. He was the son of her brother.
Pat, her husband and son were all gone, but one son was still alive.

I scanned some of the pictures, then mailed the rest to her nephew.

the other couple in the picture was the gentlemans parents!
He said they had just been married 2 weeks earlier.
It made me happy to know they pictures were not only of his Aunt, Uncle, Grandparents but of his own parents!

Thanks so much for sending the pictures, they arrived yesterday. That was great that they were written on by Aunt Pat and your Mother, we have so many that aren't. I will share this with Mike, Pat and Clyde's son.

All the best,


We deducted that Pat went to EIU with my Mom. She left school early to marry her sweetheart, Clyde in 1945.

He made me feel good to reunite the pictures with the family.
I can only hope my Mom and Pat are pleased.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Hoosier Cabinet

Haven't done too much decorating, just use my good ole Postcards and vintage Valentines.
I have found if you just add a vintage card here and there it perks things up.

also time to use some of my

cute cards with food themes. Makes me think of Mr when he gets his 
waffle iron heated up on Sundays!

there I am with Pounce! ha

this weekend I ran up to 1515 for the first time in 2 months, since my Surgery.
I found a few more with food/drink themes. I need to get them out!

my most precious Valentine


a note from my Grandmother
So it is Civil War Era Valentine since James was born in 1853

Hope this January day finds you well

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year

May 2017 bring us Happiness, Health and Peace

My Grandmother sent this to her sister in 1908

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all of you!
Although in 2016 it seems more of my blogging friends have stopped posting and are on Facebook or Instagram. Many of you I miss hearing about what your up to and how your family is.

Roots Department Store Terre Haute Indiana, my brother and I and one of my all time favorite pictures.

Here are some pictures around the house

My Grandma's spoon rack, filled with family spoons and holiday spoons.
I added some French postcards I got in Paris years ago.
Many years ago, getting a silver spoon for Christmas was common.

This one setting on my new found vintage tablecloth, is my GGGrandmothers.
It says Margaret 1908 Xmas.

blessed to have these family pieces

These beautiful little Christmas books belonged to my Grandparents

my Grandmothers little Carolers

Can you see the Carolers on the Mantle in 1960. And our picture with Santa too,

the elf on the left is Grandma's and I found the other at a estate sale.

Jasper is loving laying under the tree

had a little luncheon for my neighbors

cookies all done

oh no how did Greta get icing on her?

hope your Christmas is as exciting for you as mine was in 1960!