Just my way of sharing with family, friends, and anyone who will listen, the things that I have learned about my ancestors with a little bit about myself and my own little family in the mix.
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Sunday's Obituary: Freddie Harrison, My Grandfather's Brother.
New Bern Sun Journal
November, 10 1979
I was only fortunate to have met a couple of my grandfather's siblings. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet his brother Freddie so I really don't know much beyond the obituary I have for him. One interesting thing did come to light when I showed the obituary to my mother. I noticed one of Freddie's daughter's was named Brenda which happens to be my mother's name. I said to myself, "Wow, I wonder if my mom knows about this." When I showed her the obituary she responded very casually that she knew that she had a cousin with the same name as her. Her response was kind of like..well, you know about this, don't you? Sometimes I think as we get older, we make the assumption that our memories and family stories are already known by everyone. That it's passed down my osmosis or something. This sharing of this obituary revealed to me how important it is to keep asking questions and to share discoveries with all members of the family. The conversations that develop as a result can be so fruitful with new information.
I am feeling the itch to get back to some painting. It's been a couple of months. My husband and I have been in the thick of competition season for both kids with their sports: soccer and gymnastics. It's been wonderful seeing them compete but part of me is longing for some quiet time at home so I can recoup my energy. I think I'll try and squeeze in some painting time after the kids head out for school in the morning. In the meantime, here's a couple of things I painted in the fall.
It's been awhile since I've shared about how the kids are doing in their individual sports. This whole running people around to their respective practices and games is serious business. People call me to make plans and the first thing I have to do is check my phone for my Google calendar to see where and when I have to be somewhere. My washing machine is constantly washing gymnastic leotards and soccer jerseys. I am not complaining. My husband and I are so proud of these amazing young people.
Noah with his dad.
Number 14 is our big guy. You can see how much he's grown.
These pictures are from a tournament that Noah participated in November with his indoor soccer league.
They took 2nd place! Nice job, guys!
Miss Alyssa has been doing her thing in regards to gymnastics. She just competed in her third meet for the season this past Saturday. For this post, I'm going to share pictures and results from her first two competitions. Tomorrow, if I get the chance, I'll share pict…