Wednesday, April 26, 2017

P is for Purple

How many are familiar with the poem "When I am an old woman"?


As a member of the Red Hats--they have taken on this poem as an anthem to the way they look at life.


Me and Queen Mum--her birthday month wearing a red frock.


Our group at this event.


What a wonderful sisterhood.

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Ann

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Obelisk

Obelisk is a four sided tapering shaft with a pyramidal top. It was originally erected in pairs for an Egyptian temple.

In the modern world the obelisk is sometimes used in gardening in many medias. I have a few and love this iron one in one of my gardens.







A different shaped obelisk in a different garden, you can see some of my annuals are just begging to grow!



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Ann

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vintage Easter

All dressed up for Easter services, this was around 1954. I'm the oldest 7, Katy 5 and Deb 3.

Mom always made sure we had new frocks for Easter, sometimes she made them all. Usually polka dot swiss --it was always lacy or filly.



Our Daddy is now in heaven as well as Katy.  Mom is 90 but ALL of us are still going to be at church for Easter!!!

I've kept this card for 50 years, think it's so pretty.



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Ann

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nope

I've been away a few weeks and I'm missing all the ABC posts, traveling and making memories with Mom and grandchildren.

When visiting Colorado family a few weeks ago this sign caught my eye. On the iron gate to the gorgeous outdoor cafe is this "straight to the point" sign.

NOPE -we're not open.


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Ann

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Waving palm branches

Here are the future adult  worshipers and leaders of the church!! They are learning at an early age the history of Jesus and what actually occurred on Palm Sunday.

This is my great niece and three great nephews!!

Madison


Parker

Hunter

Brayden

We are singing "The Lion of Judah"
They already are worshiping but someday will be taking the lead, I love this!!

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Ann

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Stage Set

We are starting a new series at church this month and I thought it was so unique I would share.

There is a microphone that shows you how big the vintage TV screen is.

A  month of  sermons on "Jesus - The Greatest Hits".


A giant record on a turn table.


The arm of the record player and volume controls.

Our church is a multi generational, ethnic and culture group of  Christians!!!!

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Ann

Friday, March 3, 2017

Rays and Angel

While driving with my husband one evening last week we noticed a beautiful sunset.  I was hoping I could get a good picture of the sun rays reaching upward.



They are beautiful rays but I also noticed another thing that is beautiful. This cloud sure looks like an angel don't you think!! Even looks like he could be blowing a horn.

Nature can give us the most beautiful pictures!!!

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Ann

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy Hatters

I'm so HAPPY I have  a group of ladies that can wear HATS.  Wish more ladies wore them in this country.  When I was a young woman we wore HATS to church every Sunday and I loved it.

On my way to our monthly gathering.






We all come from different walks of life and what connects us is our love to enjoy each other.




Edith is a HAPPY HATTER - l love having her as a friend.

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Ann

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gravestones

I find the gravestones of yesterday so fascinating.

These are some my family's graves that I have discovered in my Genealogy.

Pennsylvania Dutch decorating on the top of the stone.  My ancestor was a  member of the Sons of the American Revolution.











I believe this marker is made of metal.


Every shape and size.

Gone but not forgotten. I love the dove.

A simple wooden cross adorns the monument.

My paternal great-grandmother with holding hands.

My great grandfather a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

There is no end to what we can glean from those who have gone before us. I have such a rich heritage.

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Ann


Friday, February 17, 2017

Photo Bus

We attended the annual Valentine Banquet at our church and this year they acquired a Photo Booth in a very cool vintage van.




Of course there were plenty of props--such a fun booth.

A big ole shiny glittery heart as the background.

A fun event with delicious food and entertainment. Met a few new couples too.





Ann

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fletcher

I'm sharing some ancestry today, it is so fascinating to me and I hope you find it interesting.

One of my paternal grandparents was Patrick Fletcher, we were always told he was from Ireland.  After doing months of research and DNA we have discovered that his direct ancestor and my 9th great-grandfather.  Moses Fletcher was one of the signers of the Mayflower Contract.

I found this graphic that shows where all of the Pilgrims originated from.




Moses lived in Sandwich England by 1599, he was the Sexton of St. Peter from 1604-1606 but was excommunicated  by the church three time.  He buried one of his daughters in a manner that the church did not approve of.  Moses left England and  moved to Holland in 1613 and worked as a "smith"

To escape religious freedom he became a passenger on the "Mayflower". It is not clear if he took his family but I do see first names of family members on the manifest but do not know if they were his family.

Like many of those first pilgrims he lost his life that first winter.  Many of his children followed on additional ships in the years afterward.

The monument in Plymouth, Massachusetts to honor the passengers of the "Mayflower".








Now I have a good reason to travel to this area of our country, very excited to see this in person.

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Ann

Friday, February 10, 2017

Christmas clearance

I try to pick up Christmas decorations at an extreme discount each year after the holiday.  This year I purchased a few items-mainly wrapping paper, boxes and bags.

I found this glitz-ed out deer head and decided I would like to use it to hang my gold jewelry on for all year.


He looks so cute hanging in my sewing room holding some of my gold necklaces.  He or (she) makes me smile.

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Ann

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chicken wire

I just love creating things with chicken wire, it molds so easily--just be careful of the sharp ends when you use your cutters.

I made a wire-dress form for my sewing room and sometimes dress her in holiday embellishments.







Today she is wearing a red jacket for Red Heart Day.

Been playing around with making cloches too.



My sewing room is my room where all my pretties are and I feel so happy in there. Many collections and things that my mom and grandmother sits on these shelves.

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Ann
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