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Monday, October 3, 2016

Remembering My Uncles Birthday Today ~







Today would have been my uncles Helmut and Adi's seventy-sixth birthday.  I know they are celebrating with my mom, Oma and Opa in heaven . . . Happy Birthday to two very special uncles in my life who I miss so much.


Me, with my twin uncles in Augsburg, Germany ~ 














Thursday, July 21, 2016

In Loving Memory of Mom ~





Elfriede Haf ~ Serafin 
21 March 1933 ~ 21 July 2010

Six years ago today, was a day that I didn't expect for a long time to come . . . especially since we had just lost my Oma, my mom's mom.  It still doesn't seem like it's been six years since I lost my mom . . . my heart still feels that same ache and I miss her more than ever. 

I do count my blessings everyday . . . I was blessed to have had such a wonderful, wise and loving mother and I have so many wonderful memories of a good life she made for us . . . thank you, mom . . . you live in my heart each and every day . . . we love and miss you. 




Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sentimental Sunday ~ In Memory of my Grand-uncle Morgan ~





In 1913, Morgan Tabeling, my paternal grand uncle, passed away from Cholera at only three months old . . . his twin sister, Mamie, also passed away from Cholera, just nine days later.  He is laid to rest in an unmarked grave at the Tarfork Cemetery in Breckinridge Co., Tarfork, KY.

Morgan's mother and father (my great-grandparents), sister and infant sibling, have been buried in an unmarked grave for over 90 years, in the Cloverport Cemetery, in Cloverport, KY.

In 2015, my aunt and I discussed purchasing a headstone for the Tabeling family grave at the Cloverport Cemetery and including Mamie and her twin brother, Morgan's name even though they are both buried at the Tarfork Cemetery . . . Mamie and Morgan's name are now included and inscribed on this beautiful headstone that my cousin Jim, purchased in June of 2015, for the Tabeling family.

In August of 2015, my family and I traveled to Kentucky to visit my aunt . . . we all took a trip to the Cloverport Cemetery to honor and have a little ceremony for the Tabeling family and their long overdue, headstone.

Rest in Peace little Morgan . . . Rest in Peace our Tabeling Family ~