🏃🏻🤸🏻‍♂️How to Keep Your Grandchildren Entertained🔴🏖

It’s great to be back…I missed you all!!!  My grandsons were staying with us for 10 days, 7 of those days were without their parents:)  These are some ways we kept them busy…IMG_2465 2We started at our Cape Cod cottage with what we call “Nina and Papa’s Fun Camp!”  They love Continue reading “🏃🏻🤸🏻‍♂️How to Keep Your Grandchildren Entertained🔴🏖”

🎂A Birthday Celebration in Wine Country⁉️

🦋THE GIFT🐆

So it was Gina’s 38th birthday on July 5th…Victor and I drove from Massachusettes to Virginia all day on the 4th of July!!!  We got there just in time to help tuck the boys in and watch the Clarke County fireworks from their back porch…a great surprise perk that came with their new house!!IMG_1584This is the gift we gave Gina for her birthday… Continue reading “🎂A Birthday Celebration in Wine Country⁉️”

🇺🇸A Day to Remember and Celebrate🌹

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who died while serving our country.  It is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, so we will celebrate it this Monday, May 28th.  The holiday was originally held on May 30 up until 1970.  Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.  Many people visit cemeteries and volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.   This information is for my blog followers and viewers outside of the United States, who might not know of our traditions and customs:)  I enjoy reading their blogs to understand their customs and get to know their land more fully…I feel it helps us bring the world together:) IMG_2208 2 This picture is of my mom and me visiting my dad’s grave at the Bourne, National Cemetery, last year.  I like to say my dad Continue reading “🇺🇸A Day to Remember and Celebrate🌹”

✂️Hooked on Rugs and Clothes👚

My last post was about my dad’s handmade clocks…to give my mom equal time, this post is about my mom’s hooked or handmade oriental rugs…IMG_9405This is the first out of many rugs that my mom made, this one she kept for herself, it’s one of the largest she made being 3X5 feet…  I’ll try to briefly explain how she made them, at her age of 98, it’s hard for her to remember the process…  First, she picked the style rug she wanted, it comes on mesh fabric with the pattern stamped on it, similar to needlepoint… then she chose the color scheme for the wool yarn.  She made these rugs on a big Continue reading “✂️Hooked on Rugs and Clothes👚”