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May 2016

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The Past Is Like A Jigsaw Puzzle

May 24, 2016

Hardly a day goes by when I am not using my crochet hook. I recall when I was a girl, I  sometimes used a small ivory crochet hook that my Mom had inherited. I used it to the point where the end of it broke off and it could be used for crochet no longer. Today, I thought to ask my Mom about the ivory heirlooms, which include this hors d’oeuvres fork. Here was her reply: “I believe they were…

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To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind

May 23, 2016

Today’s post is a special guest post, written by my 1st cousin, Jim Edstrom: “My grandmother, Harriet Louise Bone Edstrom, was born on this day [May 21]  in 1903 in Chicago. The name on her birth certificate actually reads, “Hattie Louise,” but she always went by her middle name. She was a devout, good-natured person whose love for her family knew no bounds. She and my grandfather lived above his locksmith shop in Wausau, Wisconsin, and I remember how she…

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Aspiring Great Grandmother

May 9, 2016

Mother’s day this year was full of joy, as it should be. 🙂 My husband, Gilbert, took me and our 3 girls to Rotorua, NZ, for the weekend. We enjoyed some wonderful family time together…great food, fun in the heated outdoor pool and a thermal walk near our hotel. The smell of sulfur is very noticeable in the air in Rotorua and it made us laugh when 5  year old Maddie said she wanted to know “where those eggs were…

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