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!


Anonymous said...

That photo from 1910 reminds me of many family gatherings I went to as a kid - a bit different clothing style, of course. Those pyrex dishes are great, and your pets are adorable.

Susie said...

Ann, I love that photo. Amazing. So glad you all keep it going. I think you are a winner with that pretty dish and stand. Your husband's picture made me laugh, it's as if he doesn't know the cats are there and walking on him. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You sure have a busy time ahead, but how great your family carries on the reunion tradition. Nice Pyrex win! Sweet kitties, want to nuzzle them. :)

Sue McPeak said...

You are so fortunate to have those pictures and memories of your Family Reunion. Yes, your grandmother and aunt are so proud of the work you do to keep the Family History alive. Loved the Pyrex...have never seen one with the stand...great find...the Fostoria, too. Have a wonderful time at the reunion.

Pat said...

Your relatives are going to have an amazing Family Reunion, dear friend!
I hosted my Dad's Family Reunion two years while on the other side of the Prairie.
I haven't attended in y e a r s, but then no one has take on that responsibility in the past two years since my Dad passed away.
I did "pass the torch" to my Aunt after his funeral.
Thanks for sharing how the "boys" and Greta are doing, too!

Rhonda said...

Love the newest editions to your family, they are just adorable. Have fun during your very busy and productive week. I think it's great and inspirational all that you do to keep your family heritage alive and well!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann! Your little kitties are just adorable and so glad they have adjusted so well to their family. I'm so thrilled for you continuing on your family reunions! Your pretty little grandmother would be so proud! I wish you a wonderful reunion and how nice of you to help sort through for the church's anniversary too. It's always so nice to hear from you.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Oops I almost forgot - congratulations on that beautiful Pyrex!

ann said...

The kittens are adorable. You sound very busy getting ready for the reunion. Love the old photo of the family. Seems that families just are not as large they used to be, are they? Be sure to share with us. I love that you have 1515 as gathering place.

Tete said...

The boys sure made out getting a home with you. Love being able to keep up with them. Hope your reunion went well- I am sure it did. Have a fun day.

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