Friday, July 21, 2023

Remembering My Beautiful Mom ~

Elfriede Haf 
21 March 1933 ~ 21 July 2010 

"But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, 
because hers is where yours begins." ~ Mitch Albom 

This quote was found on fellow Family Historian, Dawn's @modernheirloom 


On this day, thirteen July's have come and gone since my beautiful mom passed. I say this every year, but it just doesn't feel like thirteen years ago, it feels like yesterday to me, still. 

Mom's passing has affected me significantly. None of us expected it and it is still hard to believe she is not here with us. Life just hasn't been the same but I know she would want me to keep on keeping and that's what I try to do.  I think of her everyday, feel her in little things that I do in my daily life. The older I get, I see her in me more and more and I am happy that I am very much like her in many ways. I miss her so much, more than words could ever express. 

This photo of my mom is one of my very favorites of her. I believe (not 100%) that she is pregnant with me when this was taken. I remember her saying something about that when she gave me this photo. This framed photo sits on my counter in my kitchen next to her mom's (my Oma, Liselotte Haf née Kaiser ~ 1913 - 2010) recipe for one or our favorite Christmas cookies. I get to glance at it everyday and it always makes me smile.  Love and miss you Mom ~ 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Remembering Opa Adalbert Haf on His Birthday Today ~


Adalbert Haf

b. 27 February 1907 ~ Kempten, Allgau, Germany

d. 9 February 1968 ~ Augsburg, Germany

One Hundred and Sixteen years ago today, my maternal grandfather, Adalbert Haf, was born to Emilie née Schallhammer (1871 - 1944) and Adalbert Haf, (1868 - 1952),  in Kempten, Allgau, Germany. 

I was very close to my Opa, I would follow him around constantly according to my mom. He has been gone for a very long time ~ I still miss him very much. Happy Birthday Opa! 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Birthday of Great~Aunt Virginia Probst née Ijames ~

Virginia 'Jenny' Lee Ijames
5 Jan 1895 ~ Daviess Co. Owensboro, Kentucky
24 Jun 1966 ~ Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky

Today, we are remembering my paternal great-aunt Virginia 'Jenny' Probst née Ijames, on what would have been her 128th birthday. I never had the privilege of meeting her but I am honored to have been named after her and her niece, my aunt Virginia 'Ginnie' Eimes.  We have a lot of "Virginia's" in our family.