Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Zendala Dare #28

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My father in a mysterious uniform

My father wasn't in the army because he had a bad heart. So what is he doing in these uniforms? He was in the CCC's (Civilian Conservation Corps.). But I don't think they wore uniforms like this. And why would he have a rifle with a bayonet? 

I posted these pictures a while back and I think I asked the same question. Maybe this time someone will come up with an answer.

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A bad day for chicken soup

Nancy brought a pot of soup over that she made with my left-over chicken carcass. We were going to have it after she drove me to the eye doctor and we did some shopping.
It was cooking all morning while I was at my art class.
We left for the eye doctor, got a few miles and Nancy remembered that she hadn't turned off the stove. We went back and I ran in and turned it off. We were gone about 3 hours. Came back to a terrible smell. Lifted off the top of the pot to lots of smoke. 
 I'm not very familiar with my stove, as anyone who knows me, knows. But I still can't see how I did this. It must be my cataracts!
The house smelled so bad that we had to cancel our 4:00 social hour with Helen and Beth. It was the one cold day that we couldn't have sat out on the deck....hence the chicken soup.
It's been 4 days and the smell still hasn't gone away.

Monday, October 8, 2012

My ancestors on the $10,000 bill

I wasn't sure if it was true that the painting which includes my ancestors (see previous post) was really on the back of the $10,000 bill, or if one really exists. 
It is true. Apparently they're very rare and mostly only owned by collectors.
Here it is:


Saturday, October 6, 2012

My ancestors Susanna and William White leaving Holland before their trip on the Mayflower.

Embarkation of the Pilgrims at Delft Haven, Holland, July 22, 1620, by Robert W. Weir. Oil on canvas, 12' x 18.' Located in the Capitol Rotunda. Placed December 21, 1843. In 1836, the United States government commissioned Robert W. Weir to paint The Picture of the Embarkation of the Pilgrims from Delft Haven in Holland "for filling the vacant panels in the rotunda of the Capital" in Washington, D.C. It was one of several large scale (12’ x 18’) paintings chosen to represent significant historical moments leading to the founding of the American Republic. Completed in 1843, it depicts the Pilgrim families gathered around their pastor, John Robinson, for a farewell service on the deck of the Speedwell before its departure from Holland. Weir worked on the Embarkation for over seven years. The left lower couple in the front, kneeling on the deck are depictions of Susanna and William White.

I just found this. I knew my great-great-great (etc,) grandparents came over on the Mayflower but I had no idea they were in a painting and that it is hanging in the Capitol.
Apparently it's also on the back of the U.S. $10,000 bill. I didn't know there was such a thing.

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