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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

My Ancestor April 30, 2017

Sir Anthony Browne  Sir Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount of Montagu, 1528-1592         my 12th Great Grandfather

Midhurst Church   Midhurst Church – the church of St Mary Magdalene and St Denys, Surrey England

 

Happy First of May 2017

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Reading The Pacific Northwest April 29, 2017

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Cafe Book Bean

20130602opart-m-630x571.jpgExpanding upon my Oregon reads, I thought I would dedicate to The Great Northwest as a whole. It’s vast and natural splendor is astounding and I love literature that captures it’s spirit, grit, and enchanting beauty.
I’ll of course throw in a few well-known coffee roasters that are sure to impress.


Here are the books that I feel really showcase the quality of the NW:

The Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he’s found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man…

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Norman Rockwell

Filed under: Americana,Art works,Artists,Norman Rockwell,Painting — Janet @ 6:46 pm

Norman Rockwell Lineman   Lineman, painting by Norman Rockwell

I am not familiar with this particular painting by Norman Rockwell, but I certainly like it.  A classic American image.

 

A Stroll Around My Neighborhood

Filed under: Colours,Flowers,Seasons,Spring — Janet @ 2:56 pm

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Back to my own kitchen

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I love this time of year – so much color and changing by the day.

 

Scatterlings of Africa April 26, 2017

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Retirement and beyond

This  song was written by a South African singer, Johnny Clegg, and tells about the many people who were born in Africa, or  who, like me,  lived there for a considerable time, and are now scattered all over the world.

I was born in Ireland, but moved to Zimbabwe (then known as Rhodesia) in the 70s when I was newly wed and looking for adventure and a new life.    My four children were born there, and I stayed in Zimbabwe until 2002, almost 30 years.  We lived in a peaceful country with a great climate, in a country with lots of natural beauty, and with lots of wildlife and amazing scenery, sunrises and  sunsets like no other.   Life was good, we watched our children take their first steps, starting their own big adventures, learning to walk, learning to run, but always within the comfort of home and within…

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Rosey’s Girls – A Crazy Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

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marrying mess There’s that chart again – edited to include Rosey’s marriages and children.

There are some family puzzles that take years to solve.  You gather bits here and there that don’t always make sense.  Slowly, you learn more, but the core questions remain.  Then more records become available and you add those to the bits you already have and suddenly you are able to tie things together in a way you couldn’t before.  That is exactly the meandering path that Aunt Rosey has sent me on.  And what a journey it has been!

Almost two years ago I wrote about all of the matrimonial connections in this part of my tree.  Then, nearly a month ago now, I wrote about the Robert Hyde – Rosey Hyde marriage and child.  The questions that post brought up led me to spend time on a serious review of my sources and follow up on…

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