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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.


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

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.


  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.

    1. I love the rocker and the history of it! I wonder what my rather gruff grandfather would think about the rocker still being around?

  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.

  5. Gosh, what an interesting fill ins you have! Rock out! Erin go Bragh since you are part Irish.

    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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