04 Feb 2011 Leave a Comment
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog came up with a weekly challenge to write your personal genealogy and history. I am a little behind in writing mine so over the next week I’ll get caught up.
Week 1 – New Year’s
Did your family have any New Year’s traditions? How was the New Year celebrated during your childhood? Have you kept these traditions in the present day?
As a child my parents would let us stay up to ring in the New Year. We ate pizza rolls, had soda and other treats. I remember watching the ball drop in Times Square.
In the present day I end up going to bed before midnight but wake up at midnight when the neighbors start shooting off fireworks. My husband stays up with the boys, who don’t always make it to midnight either.Tweet
31 Jan 2011 Leave a Comment
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This weekend I was going through boxes of memorabilia to sort and organize it. I came across this photograph which had been in one of my uncle’s old albums. I’m not sure who Louie is. A friend of my grandpa’s? I wish the people sitting on the stools were not so blurred and faded. Regardless, I think it is an interesting picture of the time period and wanted to share. Maybe someone will see this and know who it is and where it was taken.Tweet
29 Jan 2011 Leave a Comment
Watch for Weeks 1 to 3 to be posted over the next week as I was getting caught up.
Week 5: Favorite Food
What was your favorite food from childhood? If it was homemade, who made it? What was in this dish, and why was it your favorite? What is your favorite dish now?
I have several favorites from childhood. My mom used to make houska growing up. It is a Czech braided bread with dates and nuts. We would put a little butter on it and enjoy. Mmmmmm. Just about anything my mom made was great, except green beans. I spent many nights at the dinner table after everyone was done eating because I wouldn’t eat my beans. Ugh. I really could have done without the beans.
Since I spent most of my growing up years in southwest Missouri, I also had favorite Chicago foods which I would enjoy when we would visit. The foods I loved are Home Run Inn pizza with sausage and mushrooms, Veseky’s bakery salty horns and kolacky, and Novi’s Italian Beef sandwiches. Sadly, Veseky’s is gone. I’m not sure about Novi’s. Haven’t driven by there in a long time. Home Run Inn is about two miles from my house today and we enjoy their pizza once a month or every other month.
My favorite dishes now – pretty much everything I ate as a kid, but add dark chocolate. Almost any kind of dark chocolate dessert has been added to my list of favorites.Tweet
28 Jan 2011 Leave a Comment
There is a new, young, blogger online researching her family history. Check her out at Hearts Turned. It is so great to see the younger generation (gosh that makes me feel old!!) getting into their family history.Tweet