Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Family Tree not looking so good....

I have been meeting some other family members through my research and unfortunately found out that I may be related to this hillbilly version of the mafia.  One researcher claims that somewhere along the way we married into the Hatfield clan.  I am not so sure I am ready to believe this yet.  Would you want to be related to these people?  They look possessed or something....especially some of those kids.  Oh dear.....why couldn't I have found out that my ancestors were some uppity social elite group of people.   One thing I have found out is that it seems that both sides of my family members have been in this country since the 1700's.  I have been able to go back this far with some.  And most all of the males members have been in the wars.  I haven't seen any from the civil war yet.  Someone was in the war of 1812, and both Grandparents were in World War I along with all my Dad's uncles.  Every time I look at the photo above I feel sorry for myself.  Maybe I will stop this family research.......oh dear.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Getting Into the Christmas Spirit!

Bob and I went down to Main St. yesterday and had coffee at one of our favorite coffee houses.  Then we strolled down Main Street to take in the festivities of Christmas.  It is a magical place during the Christmas season.  They have characters dressed up that speak with accents and carry on conversations with all the people strolling around.  There are several Santas from around the world.  I didn't hear where this one was from.

It is hard to get a decent photo....or one that doesn't have another person in it.    This young lady is very pretty and makes a beautiful angel.  This photo is actually not very flattering of her.  She is a lot prettier than this.

The carolers are really great!

Someday we may take a ride in this carriage....but then we would be in everyone's photos. 
Never mind....

I think this was Mother Goose....but I have no idea how she is connected with Christmas????
She was telling this young lady that she loves rhymes....and was reciting Mother Goose type things.

I think this Santa said he was from England.

I am not sure who these two are.  I think beggars?

Thought this was cute.

And today I worked on my wreaths.  I made two of these.  I may add a little more to it.  I wanted advent colors.  The forecast tonight and tomorrow is for.... snow.  I think I am ready.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever