Thursday, April 12, 2018

Losing Memories to Alzheimer's ~

1930 Apr 25 ~ 2016 Dec 02


“I’ve been thinking a lot about memory, how much it defines
us. How much of our character is built from it . . . our personalities, our
loyalties, our souls, their response to what came before. We’re the sum total
of the connections we’ve made, and the people we’ve lost. Memories are the
building blocks of our identity, without them, who we are would be lost to us.”

Source: General Hospital  (Yes, I watch General Hospital, I have since I was in High School!)
Season 55, Episode 250 < link to watch online
Aired: March 30, 2018 ABC network
Epigraph ~ narrated at beginning of episode . . . dedicated to Alzheimer’s and one losing their memory to this awful disease) . . . also posted on my quotes and poem blog, Ginisology, My Book of Counted Quotes
Narrated by ~ General Hospital character, Sonny Corinthos
(actor: Maurice Benard)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Throw Back Thursday ~ Adalbert Haf ~

1936 ca ~ Photo of my maternal grandfather, Adalbert Haf (front and center of photo) out mountain climbing with his friends. He loved mountain climbing in the Alps and loved the flower, "Edelweiss" aka, Leontopodium nivale. On a few of his mountain climbing trips to the Alps, Opa Adalbert picked several and mailed them to my mom, she preserved them and now I have them . . . I'm so lucky to be the keeper of these sweet treasures. 

Opa passed away in 1968 and mom put one of the Edelweiss flowers (on the right) next to his photo in her magnetic memorial album . . . I have scanned the entire memorial album and now in the process of re-doing it into an archival safe photo album. 

Adalbert Haf ~ maternal grandfather to yours truly ~
b. 27 Feb 1907 ~ Kempten, Allgaeu, Bavaria Germany
d. 9 Feb 1968 ~ Augsburg, Bavaria Germany