31 August 2009

On 31 Aug 1989, Princess Anne Of G.B. Separates from Husband

On this day in history--31 August 1989, Princess Anne of Great Britain and hubby Captain Mark Phillips separate after 16 years of marriage. They were divorced in 1992 and the princess married Timothy Laurence that same year. To see more about this go here. There is an online biography that you may also enjoy reading.

30 August 2009

USS Kitty Hawk CV63

Here's another of Ray's ships. The Kitty Hawk was his last sea duty assignment. He was on board when the ship changed homeport to Japan from San Diego. I started looking for videos of Ray's assignments when a friend sent Ray links to videos of the friend's ships. Here it is...

USS New Orleans LPH11 in 1986

Saw this on YouTube and had to post it here. Ray transferred to this ship during this cruise. Most of the personnel you are seeing are Marines. Ray was a MM2 then and if you know anything about the Navy, you know that he was down in the hole steaming the plant. Anyway, hope you enjoy!

28 August 2009

World's Oldest Still Performing Show Girl

I received this in an email and I had to share it with you. This lady is fantastic! I wish I had her energy and I'm more than 30 years younger than she is!

Here is another video of her when she was a little younger (Originally aired on April 18th, 2005). This woman is living the good life for her age AND a much younger person.

I hope you enjoy this. Hugs....Sharon

On This Day 28 Aug 1774 1st American Saint Born

August 28, 1774
St. Elizabeth born in New York City.

Elizabeth Ann Seton before becoming a nun

seton nun

Mother Seton, the nun

Elizabeth Ann Bayley's life began on August 28, 1774, in New York. She married William Magee Seton (1768-1803), on January 25, 1794, in lower Manhattan. She and her husband William were blessed with five children. A serious financial crisis befell the Seton family's business in 1798. Elizabeth and her family temporarily moved into her father-in-law's house. During her residence in the elder Seton's home, she discovered her talent for teaching as she cared for her husband's younger siblings. Her husband's health deteriorated as result of tuberculosis and they moved to Italy. Her husband died there. Elizabeth learned about Roman Catholicism during her stay in Italy. Upon return to the States she taught school to support her family. She became a Catholic, established the Sisters of Charity and also established a school.

Catholic Online website has a biography that you may be interested in reading. In Emmitsburg, MD a shrine is dedicated to her. Another interesting online article about her is posted by the Emmitsburg, MD Historical Society.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Books

18 August 2009

Baby Blanket for Cousin's Baby Boy

In this posting, I made mention of the baby blanket I've been working on for my cousin's baby boy due later this year. Anyway, here is the finished item--Ok, so I did hide the ends I need to weave in before I took the photos :). I modified the pattern I started out with so much that I ended up with a totally different look. In the beginning I was concerned that it would be too plain but I really think the edging gives it that extra "pop" that it needed. In the closeup, you can see the edging and the shell with ridges design. I hope you have enjoyed looking at it. Hugs to all...

16 August 2009

List of Round Afghan Pattern Links Updated

Today I updated my links for free online patterns for round afghans. You can see it here. The new one is similar in appearance to other round ripple patterns. The new pattern is on coats and clarks site on this page.

13 August 2009

Scarf for Leslie

Here's a scarf I finished some time ago for Leslie. I love the looks of this yarn but DESPISE crocheting with it. The texture of the yarn makes it very difficult to see the stitches. I ended up going the easy route of only using double crochet for the entire thing. I attempted a hat out of the same yarn and suffice it to say, it has been donated to the trash can lol! I am currently making a baby blanket for my cousin's baby boy (due in October) that I've had to modify the pattern I'm using because I kept goofing it up. Here's the pattern I started with and then I basically came up with my own idea based on ribs and shell design. I'm making it larger than called for because I think that after spending so much time and effort making baby blankets that they should be used when the baby is a toddler too. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I have it completed and pictures posted for you to see. Hugs to all!

11 August 2009

Race Riots in L.A. 11 August 1965

On this day Aug. 11, in 1965, deadly rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles. I was a young child then and I remember those tumultuous days from seeing the rioting on television news. During the 60s, my childhood memories of current events were filled with scenes of race riots, demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the war. You can read the New York Times article about the Watts riot online.

History of the 1960s