Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

I am very fortunate. I have to go back to 1863 to find an ancestor who gave all for his family and country. Although both grandfathers fought in World War I, and my dad in World War II, they came home.

So this is for all the heroes of our Country's wars - those who didn't return. They are what Memorial Day is all about.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

It Was Supposed to be ....

A vacation. Time away from home to enjoy family in New York state. Maybe a little research on the way home in Lexington, Kentucky.

What it turned out to be: Negotiation of purchase of property in the car on the the first day. I seriously don't remember the drive up because I kept waiting for return emails. Texts between younger daughter and I on negotiating strategy.

And: Endless driving. We spent three days getting to our destination. Since DH and I can no longer spend long days driving, we took three days there and three days back.

Finally: It was a good trip. We enjoyed the visit with DH's cousin and his family in the Buffalo area. The driving, not so much.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

After Easter

OMG! I have finally recovered from Easter. It gets crazy when the guest room and couch fill up with my kids et al. So glad older daughter lives nearby and not far, far away!

This year, the weather cooperated slightly and we were able to cook on the grill - chicken! We paired that with potato salad, green bean casserole, rolls and dessert. Younger daughter made black bottom banana cream pie. WOW! It was delicious. Older daughter brought cheesecake. YUM.

Too bad it got below freezing the night before and the Easter Bunny was not able to hide the eggs outside this year. Our favorite 7 year old was able to follow the clues from EB to find the eggs with special treats in them. EB does love to start scavenger hunts.

Weather permitting tomorrow we are doing some outside work. Today was 80+ and it felt so good. Hoping the storms hold off.

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