Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Grandparents #6

Ben and Lucy Stremler are buried in the Borculo Cemetery, Blendon Township, Michigan.  Binne Stremler was born April 23, 1881 in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands.  Lucy De Vries was born September 17, 1888 in Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan.  Ben and Lucy were married March 26, 1908 and they had 7 children together.  Ben died March 26, 1926 in Ottawa County, Michigan.  Lucy remarried to Hessel Bremer who died in 1948.  Lucy died August 16, 1968 at the county poor farm in Eastmanville, Michigan.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Grandparents #5

Ben and Emma Groenhof are buried in the Borculo Cemetery, Blendon Township, Michigan.  Berend Groenhof was born November 25, 1881 in Hemelumer Oldeferd, Friesland, Netherlands.  Ymkje Steigenga was born September 7, 1883 in Hemelumer Oldeferd, Freisland, Netherlands. They immigrated with their families to Michigan and were married in Borculo, Michigan on May 10, 1905.  Together they had four children.  Ben died August 15, 1967 in Cutlerville, Michigan and Emma died January 26, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Grandparents #4

Asahel and Nellie Tillotson are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan.  Asahel was born in 1869 in Barry County, Michigan.  Nellie Burnett was born in 1864.  Asahel and Nellie were married in 1892 in Bay Side, Michigan.  They had 3 children together.  Asahel died in 1963 in Charlevoix county and Nellie died in 1951.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Scrapbook Organization Project

I might need to change this to the Getting Organized blog instead!  I haven't scrapbooked in about a year, except very small here and there stuff.  Part of the problem is that my desk downstairs is a dumping ground for every piece of paper in the house!  Well, it feels like it at least.  So my desk is always covered with stuff that needs to be put away before I can work.  Part of the issue is the heritage pictures I still need to scan.  I had them stacked on the desk but they kept creeping over to take up more space.  Then the cat would use it for a jumping off point to get to the window and knock things unto the floor.  So looking at my space, I realized that I needed to use the farthest away portion of the desk for scrapbooking, since that takes up the most space.  So all the pictures had to be moved and I needed to move a large file cabinet from under the desk as well.

Fast forward to that being accomplished.  Next I knew I needed a better way to organized the stuff I had since I really hated having my stickers in the portable container that worked great when I actually scrapped at other locations.  I came across the Scraprack which sits on the desk and this also comes with a whole new way to organize ALL your stuff together!  Just what I needed.  Used my Christmas money and bought a kit and have been busy organizing ever since!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hobbies: Do you have one?

I find it interesting when people say they don't have hobbies.  I actually seem to have to many since I tend to skip around from one to another; Jack of All Trades, Master of None.  So I'm going to list my hobbies alphabetically and what I have been done recently (or not recently) with them.
  1. Crochet: This is the most recent one to learn and I want to make a striped scarf - just didn't start it yet!
  2. Cross Stitch:  This is a LONG neglected hobby that I recently took up again.  I had a lovely tree skirt started with the 12 days and I have recently finished most of the it!  Yeah!  I am looking forward to using it this next December.
  3. Genealogy: Most recently (December 2013) I requested Death records for Great-Grandparents but I need to get back to my picture scanning very very soon.
  4. Knitting: I LOVE making washcloths!  During the winter especially, I make a few a month since this can be done while watching TV.
  5. Reading: Seriously, I never really stop doing this one - I read all the time: regular books, ebooks, audiobooks, most have books!
  6. Scrapbooking: This is a very neglected hobby.  I really need to finish the books I started.  I bought albums from CM (before they changed everything last year), I just really need to finish off the books I currently own.  But not working on this hasn't stopped me from purchasing stuff since it is very hard to resist supplies!  But I have recently undertaken a large organization project so I will have room to work!
  7. Sewing: This is barely a hobby since I don't really do it much.  I know how to sew basic stuff and I have had my own sewing machine since about 1995.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Grandparents #3

Thank you to find-a-grave DeLyle for the picture!
Thank you to find-a-grave DeLyle for the picture!
Edwin and Susie Vorce are buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Cheboygan, Michigan.  Edwin Charles Vorce was born 1867 in Tonawanda, New York and Susie Augusta Stinchfield was born 1878 in Grant, Michigan.  Edwin and Susie were married in 1895 in Burton Township.  They had 4 children together.  Edwin died in 1934 in Harbor Springs. Susie was remarried to Frank Crowl.  Susie died in 1945.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Great-Grandparents #2

Duncan and Ida Livingston are buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City.  Duncan was born in 1857 in Scotland and Ida May Cook was born in 1884 in Petoskey.  They were married in 1901 in Charlevoix, Michigan.  They had 9 children together.  Duncan died in 1945 in Boyne City.  Ida remarried in 1948 to James Johnston.  Ida died in 1970 in Petoskey, Michigan.