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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ginisology's 6th Blogiversary ~

On this day, in 2009, I started Ginisology, you can read all about opening day on my → first blog post. I was pretty nervous! It's hard to believe it has been five, correction, six years since I started Ginisology, time has passed so quickly. I had big blogging dreams for the last five, I mean, six years, but as non-genealogy life stuff happened, I didn't blog as much as I would have liked. I appreciate all my genealogy blogging friends that haven't given up on me, continued to visit and left comments for me with the few posts I did manage to get out there.

I am currently working on a book in Blurb, documenting my maternal line . . . most of which are only photos and that's okay but I sure would love to know more of the stories. I hope to blog some of those pages as I go along . . . Ginisology will always be a place where I want to leave and share my family history discoveries.

Thank you all for the support you always give . . . I have met the most wonderful people because of this blog and the love of family history.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In Memory of Dad ~

~ Find A Grave memorial ~
27 Dec 1931 ~ 14 Jan 1997

Eighteen years ago today, my father, John Adam Eimes passed away at St. Johns Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, St. Louis, Missouri. His final resting place, next to my late brother, Michael (1974-1992), is at the beautiful Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Lemay, St. Louis, Missouri. My dad left behind many that love and miss him and who are so very proud of him. Rest in Peace, dad . . . .


Monday, December 22, 2014

Blog Caroling with Footnote Maven ~ Stille Nacht ~ Silent Night

                  Stille Nacht  (Silent Night) ~ Vienna Boys Choir ~

Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
In English

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth


Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
In Deutsch (German)

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!

This has been and always will be my very favorite Christmas song! Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was also my mom's very favorite and she loved the Vienna Choir it's perfect as to why I chose it for footnoteMaven' s Tradition of Blog Caroling...thank you  fM! 
And here's to you Mom and Oma . . . Schlaf Gut . . . Schlaf in Himmlischer Ruh! . . . I love you  ~

Mom ~  Elfriede Haf - Serafin (1933~2010)
Liselotte 'Oma' Haf nee Kaiser (1913~2010)
This post has been recycled and updated from my original post for footnoteMaven's Blog Caroling post in 2011.