I like to use a white pen outline on the cards that I make as well as occasionally write on dark paper; but I really didn’t believe that anyone made a white pen that didn’t stick or skip after one or two uses. I’ve seen the Jet Pens recommended on other sites, so I decided [...]
Happy 2010 to all of you–and on to the second decade of this century! The first has been full of many happy moments and a few sad ones as well–we experienced two beautiful weddings, added two delightful daughter-in-laws to our family, and share the joy of four engaging grandchildren. We lost a sister (in-law) and [...]
The gift I received for Christmas for genealogical purposes is a copy of Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900 by Maureen Alice Taylor. I found Maureen’s earlier book, Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs, very helpful–and I expect this one will be, too.
I’m rapidly running out of tombstone photos, but I remembered this one in an album of my husband’s mother. It is the tombstone of her grandmother, Berit (Bertha) Anania Jensen Nelson. Berit was the daughter of Erik Jensen and Gjertrud Gulliksdatter, both born in Valdres, Oppland, Norway. Berit was born in Manitwoc County, Wisconsin. Berit [...]
Happy Thanksgiving to all! And thanks to Design by Firgs for the Thanksgiving graphic. You’re welcome to make this a less wordless Wednesday by telling us about your Thanksgiving traditions–food, activities, how you spend your day. We’re going to be having a traditional dinner with turkey and all the trimmings, probably at half-time of the [...]
One of our favorite fall activities is to visit the apple orchard where they make cider from the apples on our trees. The grands go along to see the cider-making operation, visit the goats, llamas, donkeys, and turkeys~and most importantly, select their candy apples and pumpkins. The gourd display in front of the shop is [...]