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Friday, July 6, 2012

Remembering Grandma Grace On Her Birthday

Today I am remembering my grandma Grace. It would of been her birthday. She was born in 1892 in Winona Minnesota to Katherine Gallaher and Andrew Daly /Daley.
She grew up in Mora Minnesota in a loving family with step siblings and half siblings. She married William H Day, had 5 children 3 who lived. She was a sweet little lady who loved her family and her God.  I remember sharing cookies and ginger ale in her kitchen.  I miss her a lot and wish I had taken more time to get to know her as a person. I wished I had asked about her family. So much information  I did not ask and now it is to late to ask.

Happy birthday Grandma, I love you and miss you so much.  This is a picture of my grandma and grandpa Day. She loved hats and brooches and is probably on her way to church.

Sepia Saturday 133 Elephants Trunk Full of Water

Sepia Saturday 133 : 7 July 2012  This weeks picture is of an elephant. This brings about memories of a trip to the Duluth Zoo with my girl scout troop. A large group of us were walking around the zoo and stop to see the elephant. All of a sudden to elephant fills up her trunk with water, aims it at me and lets go. I am soaked. I will never forget this experience. I laught at it today.
This picture of me in my girl scout uniform is not great but it is part of the memory.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

TREASURE CHEST THURSDAY ~ Birthday Cards From Grandma

Treasure Chest Thursday today is all about the letters and cards I have from my family. So much of todays correspondence is emails and text mails. These can not be passed down generation to generation like the cards and letters I have in my collection.
I have birthday cards from my grandma Grace, grandpa Day and aunts and uncles. I have letters written by uncles that I only met 3 or 4 times. These letters talk about meeting me as a little girl, holding me on their lap and how cute I was. These paper items can not possibly have a dollar value since they are priceless.
All of these family members are gone but I can still have them close to me when I read the letter or card or look at their pictures.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone. I wish you a happy safe holiday. The pictures I am sharing are from one of hubby and my trips to New York city.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Time To Get Busy With My Family Research Again

It has been months since I have spent any time postings here. It has been months since I have done any family research also. Seems life gets in the way and my family research goes on the back burner.  Just recently I did some straightening of my family note books. I then started to do some searching through the piles of family information and started to do some filing in the notebooks.
My family note books are divided into 4 colors.

Blue is the color of my paternal grandfather family, green for my paternal grandmothers family. On my mother's side is red for her father's side and for her mothers side I am using white for now. I do not have much on this side of the family but want to find a pretty bright yellow color for that side. My note books have grown and it is time to go to Office Max and buy some add to the collection.
Each note book not only holds family information but copies of pictures, tombstones and any other information to tell a story.  I want to look at the note book and see the story as I page through.

I hope that you all have a wonderful 4th of July.  Grace