I was born in Augsburg, Germany, grew up in Northern California. My ancestors are German, English and Scottish . . . settled in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Maryland . . . all rich in history and waiting for me to discover and share our story.
Nellie Alice Gavin nee David (1910 ~ 1962) far left, maternal grandmother to my husband. Ollie David, in the middle and to Nellie's left. Wanetta David to Ollies left, and little Willard David in front of his sisters. Roy David, the tall boy, is behind his sisters.
The special bond of Mother and child is written with love on their hearts and souls and make them a part of each other forever. ~ Author unknown
One year ago today, my beautiful mom, Elfriede Haf-Serafin, passed away . . . it's hard to believe it's been one year already . . . my heart still aches as if it were yesterday. We miss her here deeply, she was my best friend and there has been an empty space in my life and one that has been difficult for me. We continue to keep her memory alive each day . . . her love and legacy lives through me, her grandchild and great-grandchildren.
If roses grow in Heaven, Lord, pick a bunch for me ~ Place them in my Mother's arms & tell her they're from me ~ Tell her that I love & miss her, & when she turns to smile ~ place a kiss upon her cheek & hold her for a while ~ Because remembering her is easy ~ I . . . do it everyday ~ There's an ache within my heart that will never go away. ~ Author unknown
A very special thank you for inspiration, ideas and backgrounds, go out to . . . Vickie @Photos by BeNotForgot . . . for the photo and background of her textured "1932 Fairy Rose" art . . . Mom loved roses . . . and thank you, Vickie, for the sweet remembrance of Mom . . . Home at Last
To celebrate Independence day today, our family attended An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in a neighboring quaint community by the name of, Poway, the city in the country. We had a great time and I couldn't think of a better way for the grandchildren to learn and visualize the olden days.
We took a tour of the Nelson Family home (built in 1918) that was moved from it's original location in 1991 to this historic park for preservation. We watched a mock train robbery, rode the steam engine train, witnessed a cannon fired, blacksmith demonstrate iron making, beautiful quilt displays, men and women dressed in period Civil War uniforms and clothing, free crafts and games for kids . . . all to celebrate America's Birthday.