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FFI, week 45…

Friendly Fill-Ins, week 45

  1. The oldest item in my home is the rocker that my grandfather bought my grandmother when she was pregnant with my mother. It is 101 years old.

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2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is probably the mustard or maybe the beer because I really don’t like either.

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3. My family heritage is Irish, Scot, Welsh, German, French, and probably others, because some were gypsies and there have been a lot of wars and stuff, ya know.

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  1. My favourite family tradition is…there were lots of traditions but I can’t think of a favorite. 

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19 thoughts on “FFI, week 45…

  1. That rocking chair is special. Wow. What a treasure! With your mustard and beer, you could have corned beef and cabbage! With the Irish and Scots, there could very well be some gypsies! I wish I knew more about mine. There are stories there! Thanks for always being there. Hugs, dear friend.

    1. The rocking chair is a treasure. I love corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes. Sadly, St. Pat’s is usually during Lent and I don’t eat meat until Easter so I have to wait for the Irish feast. My great grandmother was a French gypsie and from what I have heard she was quite a character. She died before I was born but my mother was a favorite of hers and I heard stories…

      1. The Archdiocese gave special dispensation to Catholics here for St. Patrick’s. We still observed the usual Friday fish rule, but had a good chuckle. Our Cardinal is of Croatian heritage, so he said he hoped that those who ate the Irish meal would use it as a prayer offering. He was kidding. Our diocese is historically heavily Irish, but quite mixed now. Hugs.

  2. LOL – I ended up choosing a rocking chair for my oldest item as well… Also from a grandparent (my husbands).

    1. Even though the rocker doesn’t “go” with my decor I love it and I would never part with it. Having family pieces is a special gift that can’t be replaced.

  3. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a beautiful rocking chair, very special. My mustard expired in 2015- I bought a new one yesterday 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  4. Having the old rocker is great. Knowing the story behind it makes it even better. Have a great weekend.

    1. I was supposed to be born on St Patrick’s day but I made everyone wait a week before I made my appearance. Still named Patricia, though.

    1. I love the rocker and it’s story. As for my heritage it is a mixture! It would be nice to
      know more about the family. Some of what I do know is quite interesting.

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