Monday, July 23, 2012

Hallelujah and etc

I quilt with 7 others in the Stitch and Cackle Quilt Circle.  I am piecing 36 of these blocks.  This is my project for when I sew with the circle.  I am going to remake the yellow block.  The yellow although very pretty and shows well close up, at a distance it is washed out.  I dug around in my stash and found a bolder yellow.  It should work.

I am going to on occasion post some old photos - The Good Old Days -

This is the first one.  This was taken on about July 23, 1965 at Brainerd, MN.  I was feeding a bear. 

I started doing the family genealogy in 1984.  My aunt had passed away and I was the executrix for her estate.  Going through her things I found an old bible.  Inside was this list of people with dates and places.  Something clicked, I just had to know about those people.  I am still at it, still looking for things.  You solve one mystery and create 10 more. 

Ellen Jane Ellinger b. 1822
 In looking for all the people on both sides of the family, I found on my mother's side, Ellen's.  There is probably more.  I have found people with the middle initial of E.  I have no idea if it is Ellen.  One of my mysteries to solve. 

To read more about the Ellen's check out my geneaology section. 

Paul Hanson Book
A friend of mine, Paul Hanson from Mason City, Iowa has written a book - Reminiscings of an Iowa Farm Boy.  It is a wonderful book it brings back so many memories. 

This is a picture of the farm.  It is Century Farm, in other words it has been in the same family for over 100 years. 

I lived on this farm, when I was 17 years old.  I spent a year there going to school and taking care of chickens.  For a city girl it was a new experience and one that I have cherished all of my life.  The Hanson's were and are wonderful people.  They are family..............

Hanson Century Farm

Hope all is well on your end.

1 comment:

  1. I have done some geneology as a girl because I had 4 great grandmothers live to nearly 100! I loved the old days stories. Now I am stuck and not sure where to turn. I tried some stuff but it was frustrating. Suggestions?