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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Remembering May 1, the date my maternal grandmother was born – May 1, 1872 May 2, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Family history,Family Photos,Family Tree,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:37 am

IMG_0009   Not quite the photo I was looking for – this is my grandmother as a young mother holding my mother born April 7 1912 in Minneapolis Minnesota

 

50 Years Ago April 2, 2018

2018_04_02_09_34_45.pdf000  50 years ago in February 1968 this starry-eyed couple were wed in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Nairobi, Kenya

We haven’t celebrated the actual date – I was visiting one of our sons in London and Dublin.  And Ian remained here in Seattle – too infirm to make the trip.

I’ve been wanting to mark the 50 year milestone though by writing a bit on my blog and including some photos taken long ago in those early years.

to be continued

 

Easter Sunday 2018 April 1, 2018

IMG_1121  Ballard First Lutheran, Seattle

IMG_1123  Choir waiting to process

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1126   Opening hymn

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Man With A Black Beard March 19, 2018

Filed under: Family Photos,Memories — Janet @ 10:29 pm

2017_07_08_12_14_52.pdf000  Does anyone recognize this man?  This is my husband Ian post chicken pox.  In Fiji, 1974

 

I Loved My Dog

2017_07_11_14_07_10.pdf025  photo from 1949, approx    Belmont Mass

 

A Day At The Races March 4, 2018

Filed under: Apex Team,Bicycling,Cycling,Family,Family Photos — Janet @ 5:25 pm

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Yesterday marked the start of the cycling season – racing that is.  It was a chilly and foggy morning in the valley near Auburn south of Seattle.  Here is son James about to be launched – family members are gathered round.  It was a time trial wth cyclists starting every 30 seconds.  5 miles out, 5 miles return, taking approximately 28 minutes.  Various teams were represented.  James is with the Apex Team – they were well represented in the various categories.

James start time was about 9:20 and the fog had considerably dispersed by then.  That’s me to the left trying to get him at the start.   Grandson Sean is the supporter just to the right and James’ wife Susan is there in green.

 

I Have Been Away February 18, 2018

A marvelous trip to London and Dublin to visit family and friends.

IMG_1013   Son Andrew and his 2 daughters Alannah 12 and Isolde 7 in their home in Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland

IMG_1048  In a pub in Terenure, DublinIMG_1039   Same pub, Vaughn’s, Alannah, Kerri-Anne and Amanda.  Amanda is Andrew’s wife and Kerri-Anne is her sister.

Following lunch the granddaughters and I went to the small but very good Village Bookstore 2 doors away.  During my trip I visited book stores at every opportunity.  My failing?  My interest!!  Alas, I didn’t come across any yarn stores in my travels.  It’s just as well, I could hardly shut or lift my suitcase for the return trip back to Seattle.

 

Vaughn’s in the village of Terenure is within easy walking distance of Andrew and Amanda’s home in Rathgar.  Rathgar village also has numerous excellent bars and restaurants and shopping facilities.  Up until about a month ago Rathgar also had a book store    IMG_5195

 

 

 

My husband Ian and I lived in Rathgar when we first came to Ireland in Year 1 of our marriage in 1968.  We had the top floor flat in a former house – very similar to Andrew and Amanda’s home now.      IMG_5211   sort of but not exactly like this red brick home

Ian and I did our shopping at the Gourmet Shop in Rathgar but sadly the owners passed away recently and the shop is now closed – a victim of the passage of time and a small shop bowing to the dominance of a much larger shopping facility (SuperQuinn) opening nearby.

Rathgar Presbyterian Church is strikingly dominant in the village.  And this is where our youngest son David was baptized.    IMG_5198   This photo doesn’t do it justice.