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Possible Twins Separated by Time #FlashbackFriday

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Last Friday, I mentioned DD#1 looking very much like her paternal grandmother. In the above vintage photo, my MIL is the girl on the far left.  She looks to be in her early teens.  Now, take a peek at possible twins separated by time.

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She’s pretty as a picture #FlashbackFriday

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You may remember me telling you that my in-laws are pack rats. The above photo is of my darling MIL and DH. Judging by DH’s size he was about 5-years of age making it the early 1960s. The thing that caught my attention is the dress my MIL is wearing. You won’t believe it, but I have it. Yep, she kept it for years passing it to our oldest daughter who would play in it. Oh, I tell you DD#1 is a dead ringer for her. Why they could pass for twins! Don’t take my word for it, take a look here and you can decide.

Have  you ever wondered about the saying, she’s pretty as a picture? According to an internet source picture was used to describe a beautiful object from the early 1800s. I sorta figured that out, but I was hoping for a more history than that. Do you have anything of interest to add? Do you use the phrase?

You can find a song just about anything, here’s Christian Kane singing, Pretty as a Picture.

 

 

Today, I  celebrate the small things in my life…like getting a cool award.  I’d like to say I’m awesome (I really am) and this is why Far Away Eyes gave it to me, but if the truth be told she passed this fun award to her #BOTB buds earlier this month. No problem! No problem! I’ll take my awards anyway they come ~ personally presented or mass handout. I’m tickled pink regardless. I don’t need anyone to tell me say thank you, but that’s what the first rule says to do. So….thanks, Faye for passing this little jewel to me. You’re a peach!!

Like all awards this one is no different. The second rule is to share five Cathy facts. Really? Really. What can I say about myself that you don’t already know? If you’re new to me and want to know more fun facts, then I invite you to check my archives to read posts from February 2011. I devoted the entire month to the get to know me blog challenge. In recent months, April & June, I spilled more interesting beans about me or at least they aren’t as bland as these five I just gave you. I think I need a 3rd cup of coffee to get my mojo going this morning.

  1. I was in my first parade when I was cheerleader for the midget league football team.
  2. I helped make paper flowers for the float for the parade the year I was midget league cheerleader.
  3. I was in a parade in a marching band playing flute a few times.
  4. The last parade I was in was in 9th grade. I was a majorette.
  5. I always wanted to do back flips, but never could.

The 3rd criteria is to nominate bloggers to receive this fine award and let them know they have been given the honors to carry the torch. This is always the hardest one cross off the list and since it is difficult job I decided to take the easy way out by bestowing it to all of YOU.

Bloggers in general are pretty darn creative people. I’m awestruck by the numerously talented writers, cooks, photographers, and musicians hiding out there behind an IP address. Sometimes I know your real name and other times it’s just a blog name, but the fact doesn’t change you’re amazingly wonderful at what you do, so I proudly pass it to YOU!

Creative Blogger Award

 

Last, but not least I’m instructed to pass the rules on with the award. That’s simple, I’ll just copy & paste them below:

1. Thank and post a link to the person who nominated you.

2. Share five (5) facts about yourself

3. Nominate 5-10-20 blogs and tell them

4. Pass on the rules

 

What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

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The bicycle is a good invention #FlashbackFriday

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Circa July 1962 My MIL, Dorothy with DH at 3-years of age

Last week, I wanted to feature a photo of my late MIL with the anniversary of her passing on the 19th of June. It’s been rather hectic here. Anywho, I found the above photo and while it has her and DH in the picture what really grabbed my attention is the tricycle. At the time of our second child’s birth, my in-laws gave the trike a new look and passed it on to DD#1. Coincidentally, we still have it in our garage.

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My scanner was unavailable, so I used my iPhone to take a picture of a picture. lol DD#1 September 1990 at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains.

My FIL who was in his 70s, BILs, and DH would ride their bicycles around Cades Cove in those early years. It was a fun way to spend a Saturday with family in scenic beauty, picnicking, and biking. How can I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention… 😀

 


Today, I  celebrate the small things in my life.

I celebrate the simple pleasure of air conditioning. A week ago this past Monday ours abruptly died. They just don’t make ACs like they use to, but then again we did get 15-years of service out of the old girl and the one prior lasted 20-years. I celebrate internet product research; within a matter of hours I figured out which one we needed and found it in town.  I celebrate DS for delivering the unit to our home, so we didn’t have to wait for Home Depot to schedule us in for delivery. I celebrate my wonderfully sensitive and compassionate husband who took the day off so we could do the entire job in one day. Yes, it took that long and then some. The rusted screws and heavy caulk around the AC made it a tiger of a job to break free from the window and then came the part of decrypting unclear installation instructions and manipulating things into place. The AC chassis weights more than I do. I helped DH, but he did most of the lifting. And, finally, I celebrate having the finances at the right time. God is truly awesome!

What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

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Lazy Daisy memories #FlashbackFriday

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Every time I see daisies I think of my mother-in-law ~iPhone capture, Pixelmator photo-editor Light Leek Pavo effect~

 

On the bank side of my in-laws yard wild daisies grow. My MIL loved flowers. All around their yard beautiful blooms happily greeted you, but the daisies that covered the hillside leading below their house to the tractor garage was always a joy to see. Someone snapped these photos of DD#1 and DD#2 in 1993.

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I recently found stuffed in an old diaper bag the jacket DD#1 is wearing. Her grandparents got it for her, as well as the one her sister is wearing.

 

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DD#2 was inseparable from her little panda toy, Polly Anna.

 

I love these pictures of my girls. It’s pure innocence at its best! Daisies are happy little flowers and they always put a smile on my face. Funny thing is music makes me happy and it puts a smile on my face, too. I found this cute, original ditty and it fits perfectly with my Flashback Friday moment. Listen to Emily Proper sing The Daisy Song!

 

Today, I  celebrate the small things in my life.

  • fond flashbacks
  • forever friends
  • freaky fun
  • freckled faces
  • fabulous Fridays

Whoo-hoo, the weekend is here! What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Yesterday was a bit strained, so I couldn’t make my usual A2Z road trip, but I always say…better late than never. I’m zooming off to see what a few of my fellow A2Zroadsters are up to and I invite you to come along for the ride. Oh yeah, don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

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Meet my grandparents part V #FlashbackFriday

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! Piecing my family tree together is a fun, interesting venture. It would be wonderful to knit a story collection (tale tales, truth, and the in-between) of my ancestors. Perhaps with my digging, I’ll find family willing to share. Meanwhile, this morning in Meet my grandparents, part V allow me to introduce my paternal grandmother’s parents.

Meet my great-grandmother Missouri Baker (3rd from left in the back row).

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Back row; left to right: Charlie Baker, Marion Baker, Missouri Baker, Wiley Baker, Front row; left to right: James (Jim) Baker, Andy Baker, Virgie Baker, Jane Baker, and the child’s identity unknown

The photo above is the earliest picture I have of Grandma Missouri. Born February 14, 1891 in Buchanan county, Virginia to James “Jim” Baker (pictured in front row; first on left) and Matilda Jane Stacy. Continue reading

Meet my grandparents Part IV #FlashbackFriday

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs. June is nearly half way gone and so is the year. Last week, you met my maternal grandma’s parents in Meet my grandparents Part III. Today, I want to share a photo gallery of my grandpa’s parents and siblings.

Meet my great-grandparents: William Riley and Mary Jane Pruitt Hagerman.

Wiiliam Riley & Mary Jane Pruitt Hagerman ~borrowed from FB family~

Circa early 1900s ~borrowed from FB family~

 

According to my finds on ancestry.com Will (25) & Mary (18) married April 18, 1898 and had 11 (9 boys and 2 girls) children. It appears they depended on farming as a way of life. I imagine like many families of that time, they peddled their crops for pay to buy things they couldn’t grow. There are many mouths to feed in a large family, but the kids labored along side Ma and Pa in the fields.

 

#FFHAGERMAN MaryJPruitt1   #FF HAGERMAN WilliamH&MaryJanePruitt(FB copy)
 

I don’t know the year of these photos, but I just love the photograph on the left of Grandma Mary-Jane with the churn. I think this was either for churning butter or making buttermilk or maybe both. Do you know? Life was simple in those days. Simple as in no modern conveniences and material possessions. It was a harsh life. I wouldn’t like living in those times. Visiting is okay, if time travel was possible, but only for a day. My great-grandparents died 2-years apart. Grandma Mary-Jane passed in 1954, and Grandpa Will in 1956. They never knew me because I wasn’t born until 1961.

For years I wondered why I didn’t know or remember my Grandpa’s brothers and sisters. I certainly spent a lot of time with them when I was kid and yet I have no memory of them. Now, I know why. There’s 24 years between oldest and the youngest. Grandpa was the baby. Mose(1902-1932) & Vester (1906-1943) died before my birth and John R. (1908-1961) passed the year I was born.

 

 

#FF HAGERMAN Shade, Ulysis, & Roosevelt

L-to-R: Shade(1899-1983), Ulysses (1909-2001), & Roosevelt(1903-1974)

L-to-R: John R & Grandpa (Joe Crockett)

L-to-R: John R (1908-1961) & Grandpa ~Joe Crockett (1924-2011)

 

Did you notice the strong resemblance between Grandpa and his older brother Shade? They could pass for twins, except there is a huge age gap between them.

ATTENTION FAMILY MEMEBERS, if you’re reading this, my photo records lack pics of Grandpa Will & Grandma Mary-Jane’s daughters ~ Myrtle Victoria Hagerman-Vance (1915-2012) and Clara Hagerman-Green-Hawks-Woody(1922-1981). Yep, dear ole auntie Clary (another name given to her) married three times. Good grief one husband is hard enough to break in, but three? I suppose remarrying was all a woman could do to survive in those days. Also, I need pictures of  Mose, Vester, Jim (1912-2004), & Mitch(1917-2003). Your help is needed to make this complete!

 

Now to  celebrate the small things in my life.

I celebrate

      • you’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
      • you’ll be my breath should I grow old
      • you are my lover, you’re my best friend
      • you’re in my soul
      • 36 years of marriage with DH!

 


What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

For more day specific blog hops, click here.

 

Family #AtoZRoadTrip #music

 

 

There’s nothing like remembering when and each week with my on Flashback Friday (previously under Genealogy) posts I try to share family memories and photos. If you like a taste of nostalgia then I invite you to read these posts:

Meet my parents

Meet my grandparents part I

Meet my grandparents part II 

Meet my grandparents part III

 

Are you a family record keeper ~ a collector of tears and laughs, photographs and stories of the past?

 

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Thanks for stopping by. I invite you to come back tomorrow for Meet my grandparents part IV. It’s time to hit the road again and I hope you’ll hop in the backseat for the ride as I head over to meet a few of my fellow A2Zroadsters.