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Thank God for the Hens of Ireland May 27, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 7:08 pm

HX Report

It’s high time the hens of Ireland were given due recognition. Yes, indeed. High time.

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Remembering My Mother

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 7:01 pm

Note the photo of my graduation from Middlebury College.

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I’m remembering my mother especially today – Dorothy Friend born on April 7 in 1912 in Minneapolis Minnesota.  She lived a full life and passed away peacefully at home in Maui Hawaii in the year 2000.  May she rest in peace.

  1912, a baby photo in Minneapolis

IMG_0002  Omaha Nebraska, growing up

IMG_0003  1936, newly wed

IMG  1943, Mother and me on the left

IMG_0001  1958, Middlebury College, a proud mother of a proud graduate

IMG_NEW family reunion, 1977?, Mother is the happy woman wearing the blue cardigan

more photos to follow as time and searching permit

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Pine Hill Cemetery – Bridport Vermont

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Bridport Cemetery  Pine Hill Cemetery, Bridport Vermont – final resting place of Sally Foot Murdock – my 3x great grandmother

Sally Foot Murdock Bridport  Grave marker – Sally Foot Murdock

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In Anticipation…….

Filed under: Memories,Middlebury College — Janet @ 4:03 pm

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In anticipation of my 60th reunion from Middlebury College in Vermont I am posting this photo of myself along with 4 close friends at our 50th reunion, June 2008.  It’s weird, a decade has passed since this photo was taken.  Time to reminisce again.

What will I wear??

That college on the hill………

I’m trying to add a picture taken at my graduation.  IMG_0001

From leFt to right: my mother’s sister Aunt Libby, Aunt Libby’s daughter my cousin Betsy, me, my mother, my sister-in-law Lil (my brother’s wife)

 

Some days I feel I can relate to this woman…….

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Remembering The War Years

 

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My brother and sisters and me – on a visit to my brother stationed at Fort Devens in Fitchburg Mass

IMG_0001  another wartime photo – my brother on a visit home  (I am peeking out the window)       This might have been the weekend which stirs a vivid memory of coming home from church on a Sunday morning and unexpectently seeing my brother at the top of the street.  Thrilled – I ran up the hill and into his arms.  I was 7 or 8 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Post – Women of World War II by GPCox

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:52 pm

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

By: gpcox:  http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com

I want to apologize to gpcox because there are five pictures in this post and for some reason, they will not transfer when I post this article. I’ve tried it several ways and they just won’t come through.

As WWII unfolded around the globe, women were also affected.  Some found themselves pressed into jobs and duties they would never have previously considered.  Hitler derided Americans as degenerate for putting the women to work, but nearly 350,000 American females alone served in uniform voluntarily.  A transformation of half the population, never seen before, that began evolving in the early ‘40’s and continues today.

For the WASPs, 1,830 female pilots volunteered for Avenger Field outside Sweetwater, Texas alone and it was the only co-ed air base in the U.S.  These women would ferry aircraft coming off the assembly lines from the factories to the base.  They acted as…

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There Is Beauty In A Single Flower May 26, 2018

Filed under: Flowers,Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 7:08 pm

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