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Rodrigo Lopez, Royal Physician June 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:10 pm

The Freelance History Writer

Dr. Rodrigo Lopez (left) speaking to a Spaniard by Dutch engraver Esaias Hulsius (1570-1624)

Queen Elizabeth I of England suffered from intermittent fevers, a bothersome leg which caused her to limp occasionally and incessant rumors of female troubles among other illnesses. But overall she was in good health and lived to the ripe old age of seventy. Because she lived so long and had many ailments, it was necessary to have a large staff of physicians to deal with the aging monarch.

The older Elizabeth got, the thinner she got. One physician examined her in 1566 and was so alarmed by her skeletal appearance he feared she was becoming consumptive and developing kidney stones. Many royal doctors did not want the responsibility for keeping such a frail woman alive believing she was too fragile and weak. But she would have the last word as she outlived all of them.

Records…

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Katerina Exploring June 18, 2018

Filed under: Animal Behavior,Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 8:54 pm

IMG_5737  This is at the front of the house.  Katerina is eyeing the neighbor’s yard.  She will saunter over as if she is quite familiar with the territory.

 

My Deck in the Early Morning Sun

Filed under: Flowers,Photography,Seasons,Shadows — Janet @ 3:52 pm

7 a.m.

 

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Flowers and shadows

 

Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc

Filed under: Books,Memories,Novels — Janet @ 3:38 pm

IMG_5723  Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie.  A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.

 

Katerina In The Early Morning Sun June 17, 2018

Filed under: Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 3:37 pm

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My Ancestors (2) – Anna Charlotta (Westlin) Peabody – 1865-1944

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:29 pm

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

Anna Charlotta (Westlin) Peabody, daughter of Anders Westlin and Anna Brita Kling.

Anders Westlin was born November 20, 1830 at Nas, Delarna, Sweden, . He married Anna Brita Kling, born June 24, 1829 at Rodon, Naskatt, Jemptland, Sweden. Her father, Johan Kling was born in Delarna, Sweden and her mother, Katherina Tjarnstrom was born in Jemptland, Sweden.

Anders and his wife Anna had four sons, none of them living beyond the age of four, before Anna Charlotta was born on May 13, 1865, and Christina was born August 30, 1866, at Ostersund, Sweden.

In 1882, Anders Westlin and his wife sold their property in Ostersund and sailed with their two daughters to New York in the “City of Rome”, arriving at Castle Garden on June 24, 1882. Anna Charlotta would have been just 17 when they landed.

Their destination was North Dakota, and there they established a cattle ranch on…

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My Garden In Mid-June

Filed under: Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 4:08 am

IMG_5707  photo taken at mid-day

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Beautiful La Conner June 16, 2018

Filed under: Gardens — Janet @ 2:46 am

IMG_2182  Butterfly Garden across from the Quilt Museum    IMG_2174

 

Another Jigsaw Puzzle Finished June 15, 2018

IMG_1973  A work in progress 1000 pieces Shakespeare’s Britain

 

 

IMG_2152  Completed puzzle – very enjoyable to do, the pieces were of excellent quality, however one needed super duper eyesight to read place names etc – I no longer have super duper eyesight

 

 

 

 

Descended From A King June 5, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy — Janet @ 8:53 pm

ancestry.com tells me that King Edward IV was my 13th Great Grandfather.  Could this be possible?  Will investigate further.

81d28efba0e5f313ee55507177d5b6d0  King Edward IV, from Google images