Saturday, July 21, 2012

In Sweet Remembrance of My Beautiful Mom ~


21 March 1933 ~ 21 July 2010

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

Two years ago today, my beautiful mom, Elfriede Haf-Serafin, passed away . . . it's hard to believe it's been two years 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. We continue to keep her memory alive each day . . . her love and legacy lives through me, her grandchild, great-grandchildren and all who knew her . . . we love you mom . . . Schalf gut . . . Schalf in Himmlischer Ruh . . . .


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 


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Little Liselotte ~

Liselotte Haf nee Kaiser-Saule (1913 ~ 2010) ~ 
Oma (grandmother) to yours truly, the keeper of our family history ~ 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Remembering my Cousin, Jim Eimes ~

Remembering on this day,  my cousin, Jim ~ Rest in Peace . . . .


~ Building Dedication Ceremony Booklet ~

He served as a prototype nuclear plant instructor from 1970 until 1973 when he was selected for the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program. He earned his bachelor's degree and a master's degree in nuclear engineering from Purdue University in 1977. He was then commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1977. James was hand selected by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover for duty at Naval Reactors ( a joint program of the Department of the Navy and the Department of Energy) with cradle-to-grave responsibility for the reactors aboard all U.S. naval nuclear-powered warships. He retired from the Navy in 1989.

A building in Bremerton, Washington, was dedicated in his name:

A4W Fleet Interactive Display Equipment (FIDE) Training Simulator on September 11, 2008.

Building Dedication Ceremony front page of booklet reads as:

In recognition of his tireless commitment
to the training principles of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program,

we dedicate this building on September 11, 2008 to the memory of


"Too much training is just about right"


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Emilie Schmidt

Emilie Schmidt née Haf
(birth and death date unknown - still searching)
Augsburg, Germany
 Godmother and great-aunt to your's truly, the keeper of our
family history . . . .

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July ~

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!