Friday, May 30, 2014


Another cherished classic of Stephen Michael taken by Dwight.  The background looks like some area we might be for a picnic.  What a charming child!  And you know what......he still has that charm us all.  Happy Birthday to our LITTLE brother.  We are so happy that you are doing well....with Mary Lynn's help.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday Elizabeth, Dear!

Elizabeth's five children are mixed in here between a spouses and a couple of children.  You can tell that laughter rules when they are together.  Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!  79 is a really big number.  You are dear to us all.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Do Over - Surprise Package From Louise

I deleted a couple of posts from yesterday, because after reading them I thought they sounded a little "snarky". This is an attempt at doing better.
The mail brought me a surprise package from Louise. Can you guess what was in it? Just by way of a clue, I now know when she was born, when her children were born, who they are married to, etc. Thank you Louise for your efforts. That was a lot of gathering of info for you to do.
Her efforts put my/our family history project back on the front burner and hopefully will give everyone else the courage to get their records and photos to me over the next few weeks. Perhaps I am being optimistic, but I think we can still get this done by Christmas.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Remembering Mother

Robert Petersen, Shannon, and Mother in her backyard.

Mother's pose tells so much about her.  In-law children were included in her circle of care and love.  Grandchildren were at her side curious about what she was doing.  She stayed in her Sunday dress for the entire day, with an apron worn as she cooked Sunday dinner, washing dishes afterward.  The camera..........her own need to record the family doings to add to the years of history she had previously kept when she was able to stop time and that we can view anytime at our own desire.   And that smile..........and the touch of her hand. 
We are privileged to honor her this Mother's Day 2014.  We are forever grateful!