Friday, February 18, 2011

My favorite toy

This is me at almost 3 years old. Mom always said I was 2 1/2, but Grandma Wonsey had 3 years on the back of the picture. This was taken a Grandma's house in Kalkaska, Michigan. The doll was a stuffed toy with a plastic face. I remember when the face began to crack and there was no way to fix it. I was heartbroken.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

One new addition to our family--

This is Senorita, Sindy for short. She is our tiny little Chihuahua--1 1/2 pounds when we got her at 6 1/2 weeks old. Her birthday is October 28, 2010. She is supposed to be mine, but has fallen in love with my 7 year old grandson, David. 

Back again!

It has been eight months since I have written here. Shame on me! So many things have been going on and I just have not had the time to do any research. So hopefully I can get started again. I miss doing my genealogy big time! In the last few weeks I have come across new cousins and grandparents. One cousin was able to post pictures of my mother's grandpa. I also found out that the 21st governor of California, George Cooper Pardee, was an uncle to my husband. I was so exited to put names with faces. It makes this so much more fun when a face goes along with a name.
This picture is of Governor Pardee with President Roosevelt.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Family and friend reunion

  The last Saturday of June each year is our family/friend reunion. Since we really don't very many family members we started asking neighbors and friends. This year friends brought friends! The count totaled 72. We have had between 12 (first year)  and 88 come in the last six years.
  One of the neatest things about this year was that I met a cousin through Ancestry.com. He lives about an hour and a half from us. He and his wife came to the picnic! I met a  cousin for the first time! We shared family info and pictures he had brought. I was on cloud nine all day.
  Also my sister was able to attend. I have not seen her for three years since our father's  funeral. Her husband has been in the Army as a Chaplin. He just retired in December. Now maybe they can visit more often.
  Many photos were taken, games played, and relaxation galore. It was a truly sensational Saturday.

Monday, June 14, 2010

New cousins

Today I call Marvelous Monday. I met a new cousin. It is so nice to come across names that you aren't even looking for and find a cousin. Then here comes tons more names from their branches.  Cousins are such cool people!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A war Veteran

Amos Wonsey(with younger brother,Ivan)

Amos was crippled at the age of twenty-one while in the Army. He turned eighty-four on May 22. He has been a source of inspiration to many people. He, like all the other veterans in our family, is a true treasure and hero.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010