Sunday, September 30, 2007

There are frogs living in the window well outside my bedroom window. They drive the cats crazy. Lily is over watching them right now. Eww! But I'm glad it's not mice or snakes. I couldn't deal with snakes and mice, they chew through everything. I don't want them in the house, even with cats that are pretty good mousers.

It' rainy and overcast today. We have been getting a lot of rain since August, which is good since we had a dry summer before then.

I have been working on a heritage scrapbook album for Mom and our family for about 3 years. I took photos out of an old album that was not acid free and started to put them into a Creative Memories scrapbook. Today Mom and I looked at what I have done so far. She always tears up when she sees the pictures from her wedding. These pictures are so special and beautiful. They were taken by a photographer who worked with my grandfather at Sanders Confectionary. They made the wedding cake, a fruit cake. They make the best cakes in the world! The picture of Mom and Dad leaving for their honeymoon is a favorite of mine. They honeymooned at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

I've also been working on my family genealogy. My cousin Chris worked in UT and his boss was into genealogy. He asked if he could research our family and he dug up some pretty interesting stuff. On my dad's side we have traced our family all the way back to England, Yorkshire to be exact. One of my ancestors came here back in the mid 1600s and settled on the east coast. Another was at the surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga. I have been trying to tackle Mom's side of the family but their history is a little more difficult since she is only a second generation American. Her family came from Germany in the 1800s which means that I have to start digging into Prussian records.


~Betsy said...

The photos are beautiful! I think a scrapbook is a great idea. Precious memories.

My husband lived in Yorkshire - he still has family there in fact. Geneaology is fascinating to me. Wish I had the time to do some myself.

flintysooner said...

My brother worked with some others on our genealogy and on my father's side he has it back to 1738 when our ancestor came to the United States from Germany.

It was fascinating to read some of the information that was compiled. Really amazing to me to think about going to a new country where you didn't speak the language and then having to sell yourself and your children into indentured servitude to pay for the passage.

nancy said...

what wonderful photos. now that both my parents are gone i long to know more about their ancestors. somehow i always wish for too little, too late.

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