|Murphy - My Doggy Cousin|
One thing he likes to do, that I don't is sing. (I only sing for sirens, he sings almost on command, BOL!)
|Singing a-la-Murphy - AROOOOOOOOOO...|
Growlmy had to wait an hour at the border to get to Aunties house. Sheesh. It was so busy.
On her way back later she only had to wait 30 minutes. At least with me not there with her, she didn't have to worry about doggy noms thievery. (Though if it says 'Made In The USA', its OK...)
While there she had a visit with some friends, and relatives. They had a mini reunion and shared a meal together at a restaurant.
|A Family Mini Reunion|
The elderly lady in the foreground is my Great-Auntie. She is going to be 95 in November!
Well, growlmy is back at in my den now, but still has a few more vacation days...
So she still wants to show some 'Not MJF' stuff...well, I guess I can let her.
What a sad mess...
Back in my den...growlmy wanted to show you some thing she made in 1985...well, she finished it then, BOL! It took about 3 years of work, on her days off at my Oma's (Grandma) place, there was a large south-facing picture window to make the work easier. Hmmm, now growlmy has to wear glasses. Did all the teeny stitches have a hand in progressing the need for those? Who knows!
|A Cross Stitched Picture of Nijmegen, the City Where Growlmy's Mother Grew Up, in the Netherlands.|
|This Painting, done in 1966 now hangs in Growlmy's Livingroom.|
|A Drawing of the Same Image. The Church is St Stevens.|
Its fascinating to walk in those ancient places, and be surrounded by the same things that many generations in the past did too!
Many generations ago, growlmy had a Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather who was a 'Tambour' in the Dutch Military. Likely he was a very young man at that time, not even an adult by today's standards. This inspired growlmy to collect them...and now there are over 300 of them, and of all sizes and style, though they are all military. Some are real representations of regimental uniforms.
|Drummers in and on the cabinet|
|Drummers on a top shelf...|
|Geraniums in the foreground were mere bare stems in the spring, having spent the winter in the basement in hibernation. Background plants were purchased.|
Well, next time it will be my turn again!
Meanwhile I was bored so I took a long nap and baked my geriatric bones on the hot concrete, BOL!
Um...Growlmy says I sure look dirty...I better wake up before she gets the water running...