Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monthly Events - November

I'm doing this monthly for your convenience. Events of our family and our ancestors - birth-dates, marriages, deaths will be listed each month for that month. (Those currently living will not have their last name nor full dates posted).  There's not much going on this month or in December for that matter.  Dates must have been planned so as not to conflict with the holidays :)

November 2, 2010  DON'T FORGET TO VOTE - mid term elections - voting for Senators/Governors/etc
November 16, 19-- John (brother-in-law) - Birthday
November 17, 19-- Joseph (nephew) - Birthday
November 25, 2010 THANKSGIVING
November 30, 1974 Chris and Barbara ________ (brother and dear sister-in-law)

This list is by no means complete - it's a project in the workings. If I missed anyone please accept my apologies and let me know.  Watch for this on on the first of each month.

Mary Post Warren
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Dedicated to Ceasar

Ceasar (on left) - photo taken 2005)
A rescued dog adopted by us 
May 1997 - October 31, 2010
We loved you Ceasar and we'll miss you greatly.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...

Mary Post Warren
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Postcards from Australia

These postcards were in a collection of hubs dad's that the hub's inherited many years ago. There are about a dozen of these so I will just post 3-4 at a time.  Watch next week for additional postcards.

Manuel Howard Warren Sr. aka Howard was in the navy in the 1920's and 1930's....his travels took him to Australia where he apparently purchased or received these postcards:

As you can see these artwork/photography on these date back to the mid-1800's.  The set has never been used (mailed, written on) and are in new condition.  I hold the originals on these.

Mary Post Warren
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Coming Home

I dreamt about my brother Jim the other night (he died in 1993). I miss him a lot and think of him everyday.  Back to the dream - my brother and sisters and I and some other family members were waiting together at our parents home (they've been gone since 1988).  We were all excited and waiting because "Jimmy was coming home"....where was he coming home from?  Or what was he coming home to?  Why was he coming home? All we knew was he was coming home.

Finally he was out front, or was he walking through the door?  I was the first to hug him when he 'came home' (of that I'm positive)...and then my brother and sisters...I don't remember my parents hugging him, I'm not sure they were even there. Neither were his wife and sons, or maybe they were because there were a lot of people in the background that I could not see - I just knew there were others there.

I remember thinking in my dream 'oh good I'm dreaming about Jimmy, I've got to remember this'...seldom do I remember dreams.  Was I in a state of semi-consciousness to have had such a thought?  There was something else in the dream that I remembered and then forgot about.  Why can't I remember?  It wasn't a bad thing....I don't know that it was good but I do know it wasn't bad because the dream left me content.

Frankly, I would not mind having other dreams like this...I'd like to be able to remember them if I do.  One of the reasons I wrote about this dream is because I don't want to forget now it's here forever :)

Mary Post Warren
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Clothes Lines Revisited

I posted this poem once before but after coming across this picture I felt the need to post it once again. Don't ya just love that bra hanging over on the left hand side....a loner alongside all the underwear.


1. You had to wash the clothes line before hanging any clothes - walk the entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth

2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order,and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.

3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail!. What would the neighbors think?

4. Wash day on a Monday! Never hang clothes on the weekend, or Sunday, for Heaven's sake!

5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your
"unmentionables" in the middle (perverts, busybodies, y'know!)

6. It didn't matter if it was sub zero weather clothes would "freeze-dry."

7. Always gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left
on the lines were "tacky!"

8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item
did not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the
next washed item.

9. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes
basket, and ready to be ironed.

10. IRONED?! Well, that's a whole other subject!

A clothesline was a news forecast
To neighbors passing by,
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by
To spend a night or two.

For then you'd see the "fancy sheets"
And towels upon the line;
You'd see the "company table cloths"
With intricate designs.

The line announced a baby's birth
From folks who lived inside -
As brand new infant clothes were hung,
So carefully with pride!

The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed,
You'd know how much they'd grown!

It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It also said, "Gone on vacation now"
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, "We're back!" when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare!
New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way .. . .

But clotheslines now are of the past,
For dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home
Is anybody's guess!

I really miss that way of life.
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best
By what hung on the line.

Author Unknown

Mary Post Warren
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Margaret Troyer
About 1912 - approximately 4-5 years old
probably taken in Goshen Indiana

Mary Post Warren
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Memory Monday - Happy Anniversary!

Happy 3rd Anniversary to our Beautiful Daughter
and her Awesome Husband

Mary Post Warren
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (Almost) - Happy Birthday Robert

Happy Birthday to our baby boy! Hope you have an AWESOME day - we love you!

Robert - age 2

Robert - age 7
Robert  - age 21

Robert - age 41

Mary Post Warren
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun Foto Friday: Photo Booth Pictures

1961 me

1962 me

1960 my sister Martha and me
 Just some fun photo-booth photos from the early '60s, just for the fun of it.
  Check those glasses out and hairdo's!
Do-it-yourself photo-booths were very popular in the 1950s and '60s

Four pictures in a 'sitting' with just seconds to change poses. 
I use to have 100's of these little photos but they have become lost over the years.

Mary Post Warren
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

                                                  Manuel 'Howard' Warren (1905 - 1965)
Myrtle Frances Engel Warren (1905 - 2001)
Taken in about 1928 in Long Beach California
Howard was in the navy at the time of this photo,
Myrtle is wearing her brother's Army uniform.

Mary Post Warren
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary - Hays and Margaret Post

Hays Coulter Post and Margaret Elizabeth Troyer were married at the Santa Barbara Mission in Santa Barbara, California on October 4, 1941.  Today would have been their 69th wedding anniversary.
Happy Anniversary Dad and Mom - I love you!

Mary Post Warren
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