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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thankful Thursday 5/4/2017

It's the time of week again! It's Thankful Thursday and I have a lot to be thankful for this week.

Yesterday would have been my great grandma's 107th birthday and today would have been Nan's 94th birthday. I'm thankful I had both of them in my life because I remember having adventures with both of them. If you remember from what I posted on Saint Patrick's Day, I'm glad both lived long lives and took care of me.

On May 6, would have been my great Aunt Millie's 101st birthday, and May 9 would have been Pop-Pop's 77th birthday. Maybe I will do a special entry together to combine all of my relatives. I can tell some good stories. :) I'm thankful for that.

Yesterday I also put up my display at the library and everyone loved it. They thought I did a great job and they could tell I worked hard. I'm thankful I can do these types of projects.

(Later I will have to make a special entry for this.)

What are you thankful for today?


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Sometimes Mrs. Shady calls me silly for remembering the birth dates of people who are no longer with us and keeping track of how old they would be if still living. I don't think it is silly at all. It is a way of honoring the dead and generating memories of them and the important role they played in our lives. Your great grandma was one year older than Helen Ettline, two years older than Margaret Schneider, three years older than my father and four years younger than John Ettline. Your Aunt Millie was one year older than my mother and Pop-Pop was one year younger than my brother. It can be educational to compare the ages of people we knew and note the similarities or differences in their values and attitudes based on the generation to which they belonged.

    You did a tremendous job with that Explore Your World display at the library.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi Shady,

      That's an interesting way of looking at it! I love telling my stories and family histories, so that is why I choose to remember birthdays. Also, they might not be in our walking lives anymore, their memories and spirits are. I think no one's spirit ever leaves us, especially in memory. It probably sounds weird.

      Thank you! Tomorrow I will have an update. Today it had a positive outcome.