Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time is Zipping By!

The past week has flown by and today I realized that I haven't posted since last Wednesday.    Not much happening with my research right now (I've not had time to do much) and I don't have any real updates on the items I've been working on.  The two orphan photos have not been claimed by the families and I've not had time to research them any further.   The flea market "cousin" appears to be from a different line of my Husband's family, but I've made a great connection with another researcher of that family and we plan to keep in touch for future finds.

On my quest to obtain my Uncle's WWII medals from the Ministry of Defence.   After my little mishap with the post office it seems that my request finally arrived safely and they've sent me a letter stating that it may take several weeks to get his records pulled and researched prior to determining if medals are due to him.   So we wait a bit longer.

Sorry for the absense, spring is here, school activities are stacking up (I just love how they cram all the activities into the end of the year!) only about 7 weeks left till summer break. Everyone in the house has had a cold and there are chorus shows, field trips, special activities, track meets, practices, dances, picnics, fundraisers, talent shows, tryouts, and the all important prom coming up...  I'll try to squeeze in more posts when I can :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

 Photo taken 1936

Children of May Kidwell & Clarence Keener
Girl center back - Pauline Keener age 10
Girl right back - Edna Keener age 12
Boy far right - Russell Keener age 9

Two Children of May Kidwell & Leonard Anderson
Girl far left - Virginia Anderson age 6
Boy center - Charles Anderson age 5

This photo is the last in a series of these children, click links on names above to view others.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Military Monday - An Update

I posted a few weeks ago about my attempt to obtain unclaimed war medals for my Uncle John Bellew, who fought with the British Army in WWII and was killed in France.  

Today's update is that my post office personnel mistakingly attached a $.44 cent stamp to my envelope and after a little more than 2 weeks it was returned to me for postage...   going to ENGLAND..    apparently she didn't notice that little detail on the envelope and because I was purchasing other postage I didn't do the math and didn't give it another thought...   uggh how frustrating...   live and learn.    

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Shout Out - Visits and New Follows

Sorry I missed this post last weekend - things were a bit hectic around here with the Easter Bunny :-)   

Thanks to everyone for reading and especially for your comments.    I didn't get any leads on that stroller in the baby photo I posted last week so that is still a mystery - have a look, maybe you can help?

Following are the folks who came by and left comments during the last two weeks
A Rootdigger
Cheryl of Heritage Happens
Greta of Greta's Genealogy Bog
Heather of Nutfield Genealogy
Lisa of The Faces Of My Family
Renate of Into the LIGHT
Mary of me and my ancestors
Patty of Bits Of Yesterday

Here's a few new blogs that I began following recently:
John Brown Kin
Find My Ancestor
Wading In The Gene Pool
Life From The Roots
Portals To The Past

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ancestor Approved

I want to say "Thank You!" to Lisa of The Faces of My Family, Mary of Me and My Ancestors and Greta of Greta's Genealogy Bog for passing the Ancestor Approved award along to me.

According to the rules for this award, we're supposed to list 10 things about our ancestors that have surprised, humbled or enlightened us and then pass it along to 10 other genealogy bloggers who we feel are doing their ancestors proud.

This "stamp of approval" is making it's way around our blogging community at a rapid pace, and many of the following have possibly already received it, but here's my list:

Before My Time
Mary's Musings
My Ancestors and Me
Journey to the Past
Be Not Forgot
Roots 'n' Leaves
Documenting the Details
Bits of Yesterday

As for the list of 10 things about my ancestors, I'll have to do that one in a follow-up post.    Thanks everyone for reading and many thanks to my followers, of which I reached 100 just yesterday!   

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Pauline Keener
Daughter of May Kidwell and Clarence Keener
taken 1936 - 10 years old
This photo is third in a series of children;
Edna - Wordless Wednesday subject on 03/10/10
 Virginia -Wordless Wednesday subject on 03/03/10