Archive | March, 2009

Mr. Patience

March 22, 2009

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You know, I have a ton of money invested in Husqvarna Viking’s 4D software.  A ton.  I have 4D pro.  Do I use it?  Hardly at all.  Why?  Too lazy to dig into it.  I have books and books and books to teach me.  There it sits.  Recently I took an online class with Tim […]

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Brownstone Front

March 20, 2009

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You know, while visiting with my elderly cousin and perusing her family cookbook I came across a cake recipe that my family loves (I don’t) and hasn’t had since my Nana passed away.  The reason they haven’t had it is that although the recipe exists, she baked using a china teacup for her measurements…and it […]

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Sin City in Podunk Pa

March 20, 2009

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Well, the long awaited economic revival of Allentown/Bethlehem PA is well under way apparently and the Sands in Pa is due to open on May 22.  It’s a good thing the world doesn’t feel as I do about gambling is all I can say.  But not being one to look a gift horse in the […]

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The Visit

March 17, 2009

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Ahhhhhhh.  What fun!  I spent Sunday afternoon at my relative Ann’s assisted living residence.  While she could not answer my very finite questions about the family tree I reveled in 3 hours worth of family stories some about people I had never met and didn’t know existed until I began my snooping into the family […]

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Today’s the Day

March 15, 2009

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After struggling for 4 years trying to find a clue to my Cornish/Welsh/English ancestors on my paternal grandmother’s side I am finally going to be able to close some gaps I think.  All of the family that I knew was gone except one set of second cousins…both younger than I and both pretty much unknown […]

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The Women’s Club

March 14, 2009

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Now I ask you.  What has happened to the Women’s Clubs that moms belonged to when I was a kiddo?  There was a Women’s Club in my town and I surely don’t know what they did most of the time but I do remember one thing.  I remember Saturday morning’s dedicated to the kiddos of […]

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Guess Who Won the HGTV Dream House????

March 14, 2009

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Not me.  Again this year. But you can find out on Sunday. Bummer.

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The Tax Man Cometh!

March 13, 2009

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Today I will visit the State personal income tax people.  I had a juicy tax refund due to me because I was retired off by my company and on a monthly pension.  My income tax refund was NOT juicy.  It was reduced to $21.  The local tax office told me I didn’t declare my withholding […]

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Bailey’s Big Adventure

March 13, 2009

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Pioneer Woman blogged about a stray Great Dane visitor she had yesterday.  Today she let the world know she had found his people and they were happily reunited.  Reading her story reminded me of my own dog’s disappearing acts so I thought I would write it down for my kids to remember as they read […]

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Discoveries!

March 12, 2009

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It’s a day full of discoveries already and I am relishing all of them…since most of them are good it’s not hard to do!  I’ll try to group them together in some semblance of order: Genealogical Discovery Immigration records in Ancestry.com seem to be less than complete.  I cannot find my gr gr grandparents coming […]

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The Reformation of Tinkerbelle

March 11, 2009

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Once there was a very organized and energetic woman. She was a very strong woman…strong in spirit, in will, in discipline.  She took no prisoners as she marched on through her life.  The frat guys in college called her Tink, short for Tinkerbelle.  Not because she was Wendy to their Lost Boy fantasies…but because Tinkerbelle kicked butt […]

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Genealogy, History and Burning Questions With No Answers

March 10, 2009

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I am a woman of passions.  Many passions.  I’m passionate about many things for about a minute and a half.  Then the passion cools as I get bored and move one.  Arguably, these could be coined obsessions…but we’ll leave the psychoanalysis for another day.  I’m just not feeling passionate about publicly plumbing the depths of […]

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A Chef In The House

March 9, 2009

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Boy it’s good to have another cook in the house!  My dear son has graduated from culinary school at the local Community College.  Now this is a kid who fast tracked into the 6 yr. Dr. Physical Therapy program at a pretty impressive university.  He just decided, after much angst, that he did not want to […]

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Spring!

March 8, 2009

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It’s here and I am sure of it.  Spring…I wait for this every year.  The blasted winter is gone.  I hear the song birds singing in the yard in early morning the last two days.  I had the windows and doors open to blow out the stink of winter.  Spring is very definitely here and […]

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Hello world!

March 6, 2009

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Welcome to Nana’s House, I’m glad you stopped by.  I used to blog.  I was a better person for letting all that creativity (and angst!) flow.  In a fit of temper one day I deleted my blog.  Poof.  It was gone.  I haven’t blogged for a couple of years now and decided it’s time to […]

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