I am linking this post to the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop hosted by Kristi of Thankful Me.
1. An aha moment
Read my Six Sentence Story post for this week for what the aha moment was.
2. Discovering descendants I didn’t know and learning that the name of one descendant was called by his family by a name other than his own given name or what would have been considered the usual nickname of his given name
I knew a couple (now deceased) had a child (also now deceased) because of some notes I’d taken years ago when talking to relatives to learn more about the extended family. The name of the child supposedly was Pete, but nothing in existing records showed they had a child by that name. The only child we could find was a child by the name of Ross and his middle name wasn’t Pete. It wasn’t until I reflected on some names closer to home that I realized that something similar had taken place in this family.
3. Washing machines
I am thankful that wringer washing machines are a thing of the past, especially since our washer has been kept very busy today.
4. The call from an accountant saying the return was finished
5. Lots of helping hands to set up chairs, tables and decorations for a dinner at church
6. A speed-friendshipping activity for the women’s group at church
In this mobile society in which we live, families move into areas and perhaps a few years later are transferred or move for other reasons. The organizations to which they belong fluctuate with the changing memberships. A quick and fun way to learn about one another is through having a speed-friendshipping activity. Sometimes even the old timers learn something new about someone they have known for years, because life never stays still.
7. A good report on my field of vision test
Six months ago my ophthalmologist told me to come back in six months for another field of vision test. Normally I only go see him once a year. Although I hadn’t noticed any changes during the past six months, I wasn’t sure what the test would show.
8. A last minute invitation to a concert this afternoon
Although we were not able to accept, it was nice to have been considered.
9. Crocuses in bloom
I was glad to see some of them blooming even though it was just for a day. Apparently they are fodder for the deer this year. Here today, gone tomorrow, or sooner.