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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Family Traditions; Chocolate Chip Cookies

Forget homemade pecan, pumpkin and apple pies….bring on my mother’s chocolate chip cookies! My mother has been using her mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe for as long as I can remember. Through the years I have tried to make them following the same recipe but they never taste the same. I am visiting her in Pennsylvania for thanks giving and we (well I watched) made chocolate chip cookies today. I have such a stomach ache….

 This is why I have a stomach ache!

So good!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Old Cow Bell

In Pennsylvanian at my mother’s for a mini vacation and for thanksgiving. We were talking about an old cow bell she had from her great great grandfather’s farm, it is over 120 years old!

 As we were talking about the bell my mom said “Oh, I have this too”, it was an old bread maker used be my 2nd great grandmother Mary (Walters) Knaus (1860-1941). The front is embossed “ No. 4 Universal bread maker awarded gold medal St. Louis exposition 1904 made by Landers Frary & Clark New Britain Conn. U.S.A.”

All of these years and I never knew my mother had these! It was really neat to touch and see something that belonged to my ancestors.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Remembering all who have and are serving our country....Thank you

 My family who served their country:

My grand father William A. Halley who served his country during WWI and the Koran war. Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy.
William A. Halley

My 3rd great grand parents Israel and Sarah Halley who’s five sons, John, Henry, Elisha, Noah and  James, served in the Civil War. All but one came home, Elisha died (18 June 1862) during a battle in Nashville, Tennessee.

Frank Halley, son of Henry Halley died over seas during the World War.

Gone but not forgotten