Grandma’s Locket

On Sunday, Grandma was telling me about a choker she gave me.  It was her mother’s locket and has a picture of both of her parents inside. On the other side is her mother’s initials.

Since her mother died when Grandma was a year old, Grandma is pretty sure the necklace is over a 100 years old.  She assumes it is older than that, but is not sure.  She does not remember how she got the necklace, but she gave it to me a few years ago to enjoy.

Megan loves the locket. She went over and stole it from Grandma while we talked.  I made her return it and ask for it nicely.  Once she did, I let her wear the locket the rest of the evening.

Grandma’s Treasures

The other day, Grandma showed me how she wears her wedding ring.  She has both rings on a chain along with a few other things.

She told me that when they got married, Grandpa’s fingers were very thin, but after they were married his hands got very big and people would call them “hams” instead of hands.

When Grandpa was hurt during WWII, they thought that his ring was lost.  However, it was found and send to Grandma with Grandpa’s other belongings.

After Grandpa came home, he worked as a welder at Chrysler, so he did not wear his ring anymore.


Michigan City

We took the kids to Michigan City.  We got to explore replicas of the Nina and Pinta. Both were much smaller than expected!

Then we went to the Dunes and played in the sun all afternoon. Allan was able to borrow a stand up paddle board from a couple he started talking with.  I loved watching him try it out.

Everyone loved the water.  We also enjoyed rock hunting, finding fossils and learning how to skip rocks.

It was a great mini vacation!

Butterfly House

On part one, we see the animals.  But this is part two 🙂

We saw lots of different kinds of butterflies. They were mostly from Asia and Africa.  Daddy said he recognized some from when he was growing up. There was a blue one, and that one was my favorite.  It was Momma’s favorite too.

There were some Monarchs.  There were some that looked like Monarchs, but were white and black. There were also three little Button Quail.  One was white and the other two brown. We saw  some chrysalises. They were all different.

Tell Me If You Go There Please