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September 9, 2013

Reflections on a Weekend

Labor Day weekend was quite uneventful. We like holidays that way. Neither of us enjoys the loudness and business of a crowd, so we usually really don’t plan much of anything, and we sit around quietly doing our things.

For me it was writing some, as I am endeavoring to complete and resubmit a supplemental application for a new Revolutionary War patriot as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I have two patriots on my mother’s side of the family, but I dearly want some on my father’s also, and as his father came to America from Germany in 1888, he wasn’t to be any use. However, my grandmother’s family has been here for “donkey’s years,” so I worked up what is known in DAR as an analysis which is used when positive proof is sketchy. This is my third time to submit this ancestor. I hope I have done it correctly, and I will wait anxiously to hear from the office of the registrar general!

Also this weekend I continue to read the newest James Lee Burke novel, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. At the same time, I am working on crocheting an afghan as a Christmas gift.

The weekend was so hot, before the rain, that I felt as though I nearly got heat stroke when I went to the grocery store; but we must eat, mustn’t we?  

After I got home from the store I decided to contact our daughter, Carolyn, and Raf’s sister, Mary, to see if they wanted to join us for dinner after church on Sunday. They did and we had a tasty and restful afternoon.

I decided to make a new recipe – to try it out before our monthly family dinner. It’s one my friend Maria posted of Facebook, and, oh my, was it delicious. I am calling it “Maria’s Chicken.” I used a packet of chicken tenders, a can of green beans, and eight red-jacket potatoes cut in quarters.

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