Friday, July 29, 2016

Think Back When You Pass By..........

When You pass by a sad looking house, remember it was once someones beloved home.
It was once a home filled with laughter, tears, the smell of home cooked meals.
Do you pass by one?

Under the porch eaves little girls had a tea party

even the kitty cats called in home

they played in the green grass the surrounded the brick home

the lives of a family were the center of that home
 hope dreams wishes
were imagined on the porch

There are many of them we pass

who peered out those windows?
who walked the steps?
who cared for the lawn?
who sat in their wheelchair on the porch and spoke to the passerby?
who was pulled away from the picture window by her sister just before it broke during a tornado?
over 100 years has passed.........
some stained glass is still there, some has disappeared.

families gathered on those steps
flowers were planted

Stop and look and imagine sometime
The sad of now once was happy then.
Please look at me, don't throw me away.

The first home was of my Grandmother's cousin.
The second home is of my Great Grandfather's sister Emma.
How I wish both would be preserved for a new family to enjoy once again.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pyrex Cats and Reunions

Next week I am going to 1515 for our Galbreath Mitchell Reunion!

Yes 110 years.
I work hard ever year finding more descendants to keep it going.

Another reason I want to get home is see what I won at the auction!
I was in town and bid on these so I need to get back to get them.
I caught the box out of the corner of my eye, it said Pyrex!
I researched the box and figured out what it might be and YES
Golden Poinsetta, in original box, with holder and never used!

Also 2 pieces of American Fostoria
3 legged platter $6
Smaller cake stand

Are  you wondering how the boys are?
They went to their first Vet visit and they both purred the entire time, even when they got their shots.
So they went with us to 1515 for the 4th. They were so good.

Came home to find them sleeping together

I think they like Daddy

I will be away from them all and of course
Greta too

But so looking forward to it!
Wednesday we are going to our family church and will be scanning the church records that go back to the 1840's. I want to help them get something together for the 100th Anniversary of the new churh which will be in 2017.
Thursday, meeting cousin Marty in Greenup for lunch, shopping and peaches at the Orchard
Friday, cleaning then dinner with those who have come into town at the local Rib place
Saturday, Genealogy Workshop and rededication of our family cemetery. And of course family picnic at 1515.
Sunday, 110th Reunion, wondering if anyone else has been going longer in the state if Illinois?

Some years we struggle but this year I have 37 confirmed for the Reunion.
In 1952 I found where they only had 30, so I guess we are doing ok.

Our table will not be that full
but we will be blessed to be together once again.
My Grandmother looks so pretty, the young lady in front on the right.
I am sure she will be happy.
My genealogy role model Aunt Annie, her sister is just behind her on the rt.
I know she is happy that what she started in 1906 is still going strong!

Have a great week!