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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Father and Daughter ~




My (yours truly) maternal grandfather , Adalbert Haf b. 27 Feb 1907 ~ d. 9 Feb 1968 and
my mom, Elfriede Haf, b. 21 Mar 1933 ~ d. 21 July 2010 ~  
I am guessing this photo was taken when mom was about six or seven, so maybe in 1940 or 1941. 
It's so neat to see my mom as a little girl . . . so cute with her little hat. Love this photo. 



~ The original ~ 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Blogiversary ~ 7 Years Today ~




~  My desk during the holidays 2015 ~

It's hard to believe I have had my blog for seven years now. It seems like yesterday that I was so nervous about it all!  Not that I still don't get nervous but blogging has definitely taken a back seat due to my daily life and family happenings.  Just not enough time in the day!

I am working on several family history projects that I started several years back . . . I am now just getting back to completing them . . . two family history books and a memorial album for ancestors that have passed away that my mom (1933~2010) started before she passed . . . I am looking forward to blogging about some of those projects as I complete them. I have much to catch up on my blog here, in my office and researching.

My family and I took a trip to visit my Aunt Ginnie in Kentucky in August of 2015 . . . great trip! Took lots of photos of the Cloverport Cemetery and the graves of many ancestors that are buried there . . . quaint little town and Kentucky is so beautiful. Visited family in Missouri and cousins in Rowlett, Texas where they were hit pretty hard recently by a tornado, family is all okay there thank goodness. I hope to blog about that trip also.

Blogging has connected me to so many wonderful friends, family and fellow genealogists, how Blessed I am.

Here's to many more years of being a part of a wonderful genealogy community and meeting many more cousins and friends.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sentimental Sunday ~ Celebrating Michael's Life ~




Michael J. Webb
1952 ~ 2015

On October the 24th, 2015, yesterday, we celebrated the life of my brother-in-law, Michael. The service was truly a celebration . . . many friends, fellow officers and family came together to honor him . . . I know Michael would be very happy with how it all turned out . . . there were so many that all of us haven't seen in years but it was like yesterday. There were tears, laughter and love through-out and I know that is what he would have wanted. His memory will be kept alive because he is in our hearts always. Rest in Peace dear, Micheal. 


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Photos ~
Composite with badge and Michael,  digitally mastered and gifted by, Terri Kallio 
Michael on his Harley ~ owner of original: his daughter, MK
Michael on his Police Motorcycle ~ owner of original: his daughter, MK
Photos of the service taken by my grandson