Sunday, May 31, 2009

Soldier mail: a letter to Bert.

I found this WW I postcard in a box of older letters, stamps and other postcards in our attic. Most were addressed to a Bert Burggess of San Francisco. Many of the cards date back to the early 1900s and are almost 100 years old. This card is from a a WW I soldier in the Army named Fred,who is a cousin of Bert. He writes:
Somewhere in France
November 16, 1918

Dear Bert:
I'll try and drop you a card as I haven't got any paper at present. The weather is fine here at present. I like the place where we are staying. It is on a ranch. The French people sure like the Americans.
Did you send my trunk away yet? How is Louis and the Pope family? Tell all Hello from me. I have got about a dozen letters to write. Suppose you got the card saying I arrived across OK. I only send one to you and one to Lavina.
Well I don't suppose you want to get this before Thanksgiving but when you're at Xmas dinner just think of me.
I'll close, best wishes to all from Fred.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hats off to Allie

Allie came up with this hat design for Crazy Hat Day at school. Isn't it cute? Is there a future fashion designer in the house?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Think Pink

Pink and silver-- the perfect summer bag combo! Imagine yourself
holding this cutie and wearing some matching silver sandals. Oh yeah.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A crowning achievement

Hi, my name is Jennifer — and I’m a recovering dentaphobe.

My dental dread probably started around seventh grade. Naturally, I blame it all on my orthodontist, Dr. Payne. Yes, that is his real name.

For more Surrendering to Motherhood, click here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day at the cemetery

What mom doesn't like to explore the local pioneer cemetery on
Mother's Day?
We originally planned on heading to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park for our Mom's Day picnic but somehow managed to get lost between Napa and Calistoga. Bothe State Park turned out to be the perfect spot. A short hike included numerous Poison Oak alerts, possible tick sightings and these tombstones.
Rest in peace pioneers.

RIP Stephen Tucker

RIP Emma Deering

Wednesday, May 06, 2009