Thursday, August 06, 2009

Friday Fave Five

Friday, August 7, 2009
Thank you, Susanne, for hosting this event every week!

Friday Fave Five!

Here are mine~
1. Time spent with Son#2. He moved last weekend and is staying with us until he leaves for Stanford University to become The Graduate Student. I treasure these hours and days with him.

2. Restful mornings, relaxing with a cup of coffee, watching the palm fronds blowing in a cool summer breeze.

3. I have spent a couple of afternoons this week while we've been kittysitting, typing geneological information into my computer. I have collected information about my ancestors for a long time and decided I wanted to organize it in a database. I've been reminded that I am part Irish, that two of my gr----grandfathers worked their way across the Atlantic Ocean onboardship, that one gr----grandmother was born 'on the way' to California in a wagon, and that one set of gr----grandparents sailed around Cape Horn to get to San Francisco!

4. The Professor and I spent a day in downtown Los Angeles, visiting friends who still live there and then taking the bus and train to Union Station


and walking around the city



ending up in the Fashion District and at Grand Central Market. These are places where we shopped regularly when we lived in Los Angeles and it was great to go to the Fashion District fabric store I used to frequent and find beautiful linen for a really great price!
5. Seeing this food cart in front of the BigBoxHomeImprovementStore in Long Beach on Sunday. Its name made us laugh.


If you want to read what others enjoyed this week or want to add your own Faves to the list, go to Living To Tell The Story.


And I'd love to have you share one fave from your week!

24 comments:

Thom said...

Excellent FFF. Always nice to spend time with your kids. How fun to walk around the city. Excellent :) Aloha

Kari said...

Great list. I love how you have traced back your family. It is amazing what you find out.
Also how lovely that you are able to spend time with your son before he's off to Uni.
Thanks for sharing. I like the "DogFathers" too. Hilarious.

shopannies said...

great post and it sounds as if it was a great week Glad you were able to visit with your son and had such a great time investigating your surroundings

Hazel said...

Those are nice blue skies. It's great that you got to spend time with your son.

ellen b. said...

What fun. Sounds like you had some good adventures this week. Love the Dogfathers!! That's cool to find that history of your family. Glad you get to enjoy your boy a bit before he heads north!

Susanne said...

"Dogfathers". That is hilarious. I love it when people can come up with fun, creative names.

Sounds like you have a lovely week, Willow!

nikkipolani said...

Your description of summer breezes had me puzzled for a while -- but then I remembered that we do get cool breezes in the late afternoon! So nice to have the time with your son and visiting old stomping grounds.

Marg said...

Looks like you are winding down from that long beautiful summer.
So you are tracing your families ancestry. That will be amazing.
I love that Palm Tree in the blue sky. I have been doing some research as I would like to make my patio look more Hawaii next summer.
There's lots one can do.

Anonymous said...

I love your FFFs. One from my week: knitting and watching my grandson play in the garden!

Mary P

Brenda said...

Sounds like a great week, kitty sitting, time with your son, time in the City. . . lots of nice stuff.

Lisa notes... said...

# 2 sounds so heavenly to me! The hot dog place is cute. I discovered yesterday my favorite hot dog place ("Hot Dogg It!") closed down. :-( Great list.

Carleen said...

#4 kind of gave me a jolt because my best friend's husband calls her Professor. I had to shake my head for a second and do a double-take because we're from Orange County, and your post has shots from LA! For a second there, I thought I might have fallen into an episode of The Twilight Zone, LOL. :) Great post!

mom2triplets04 said...

Great photographs. Love the dogfather's too.

Brook said...

It is always exciting for me to see pictures from CA since I've never been. My grandmother grew up near San Jose, but moved to the midwest when she married my grandpa in 1944. I too enjoyed reading how you've traced your geneology back so many generations.

Booklassie Dee said...

My hubby just found an application for his iPhone that imported all his genealogical records into the phone. He's thrilled! It even uses a GPS system to zoom in on locations of cemeteries, etc. I have a feeling that we'll be walking around Minnesota following that phone like a Geiger counter. It's quite a job keeping all those records straight, isn't it? Have fun with your son. Those times are always precious before they head off again.

Beth said...

What fun 5! Dogfathers...too funny!

Jientje said...

I always enjoy seeing pictures of that awesome blue sky of yours! Like in the previous post ? Awww. You had a great week, time with your son, that's priceless, and then go shopping and find something you really want for a good price, that's nice too! I love that food cart, somehow I think I would want to buy something from it.

Melanie said...

Lovely fav 5. Time with your children is so special. We just had a hol with son while daughter minded the house and hounds.

"Genesreunited" is a good way of keeping a family tree online. You can also find people you might be related to.

ssskip said...

Your ancestors were very determined people! If not hereditary, it must still be a personal boost to know your bloodline included such drive.

I have a fave to add...while test-driving a car this week, I drove through a town I hadn't visited before...it seemed to be the epitome of "Small Town, USA." The streets were freshly-paved, the trees were big and shady, the parks had happy-looking kids sliding down happy-looking slides...and the sky held the perfect mix of deep blue and puffy white clouds. Such a peaceful, easy feeling that town provided.

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Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a terrific week! How fascinating that you are linked to the pioneers. I keep a journal in 8th grade "as if" I was traveling on a wagon to California. Loved the history ever since then.

I never go downtown if I can help it - but might have to make an exception to check out the fabric stores!

Sara said...

How funny...I'm sure I've been past that hot dog cart multiple times and never noticed the name!

Missed you today at church...or maybe you came for the 11:00 session.

Jerralea said...

Great FFF list. I laughed at the DogFather's sign! I always learn such interesting things on your blog ...

I'm late visiting everyone's sites this week (again) but I didn't want to let a week go by without seeing your FFF post!

Thanks for the heads up about the book series containing the Rosemary for Remembrance book. I'll have to look for that. I haven't heard of it.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Hey, did you make a stop at the genealogical library in LA? It is pretty good. If you ever want to get really serious about genealogy, head to SLC. You can bunk at my place. For real!