Easter 2020

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Yes, today was a much different Easter than what we have ever celebrated before.  Since there would be no church we decided to have Easter Breakfast late morning after we came home from private communion.  The girls and I had the table set and the food ready for the oven.  We used the time back for the first time and timed everything perfect as we arrived home as the oven was turning off.  It was nice to have a family breakfast, something that we don’t normally do.

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Bacon, sausage, coffee cake, and for two people scrambled eggs.

Kristen had to go to work for 3 hours today.  So we planned on having our Easter Dinner later today instead of around 12:30 after church like we normally do.  I must say, I really loved having time to make the meal and not feeling rushed.  I just might talk the family into moving our traditional Easter Dinner at 12:30 to 4:30 permanently.

Honey Ham, Party Potatoes, Sweet and Sour Green Beans, Fruit Salad and a roll.  Yummy.

On a side note, this has been a clumsy week for me.  The other day, I fell out of bed. Don’t ask me how it just kind of happened because I was trying to do something that would have been easier if I would have sat up and taken care of it.  Then this morning, I woke up to use the bathroom, figured I would need to get up again so I decided to head to the living room to sleep for a bit so I didn’t disturb my husband.  Needless to say, I ran into a box that was where it didn’t belong and somehow ended up pulling a muscle.  Ouch, I never realized how much I use that particular muscle.  It hurts to move, to stand, to lay down, to sit on the commode, and several other things.  So embarrassing, but my girls have really enjoyed laughing at me about it.

Tomorrow begins online teaching and learning for us.

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I’d Like to Meet

One of my 2nd cousins is into genealogy.  I just play around with it.  She has been doing quite a bit of research and now manages a Facebook page designed to get people to record information about their family. Each week she posts a different topic for us to write about.  The prompt for January 21st was I would like to meet?

If I could go back in time to meet one of my ancestors how would I choose?  I remember my great grandma on my paternal grandmother’s side and my great grandfathers on my maternal side. (Okay, I remember one and have pictures of me with the other great grandfather, but he died before I was 2). I would love to hear stories of my great-great grandpa Holst as he saved money to purchase the land that would become the family farm and now has the 6th generation growing up on the farm.  I would love to meet Great-Grandpa Helble.  While he farmed, he was also a musician, I am sure that he would be proud of the fact that he has a great-great-granddaughter now studying music education (both instrumental and vocal).

A few years ago, while in Arvada, Colorado, we visited the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge.  This area was originally owned and farmed by my great-great-great-Uncle John Wick.  It was really neat to walk around the area and wonder what life was like when my uncle was farming the area.  It would be really neat to sit down on a bench at this wildlife refuge and learn about life on the farm when John was farming.  We did find the old apple orchard that has become overgrown.  Someday, I hope to go back and spend more time exploring the area.  He also has an old wooden silo standing in another area of Arvada.  I believe that there were 3 different areas that he farmed in Arvada.

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I would also love to meet my great-grandma Lafrenz, she came from Germany when she was young and sadly died at a young age.  My grandmother doesn’t remember much about her mom, and never met most of her family from Germany.  She did get a chance to meet her aunt Tanta Frieda when I was in high school.  She asked me if I wanted to go with her and sadly, I turned her down because of something happening at school.  If only I could go back in time and meet Tanta Frieda.

I could continue with even more ancestors that I would love to sit down and talk with, finding out about their life and recording the stories for the rest of the family. Who would you want to meet if you could spend some time with an ancestor?