Friday, January 18, 2013

My Replies to Your Comment of Yesterday & Old Pictures

I've done this before and enjoyed it ~ answering your comments in a post of my own. I'm replying to your comments from yesterday's post below. I've included some more pictures from archives. Hope you'll enjoy it ~ it will be kind of long: 

TexWisGirl:  Thanks for your good thoughts sent my way and I'm so glad Samson makes you smile. He's smiling back at you above.

The Broad: I loved that you thought I looked solid and determined, so I posted the above picture of my paternal grandmother. Perhaps you can see where I got it from.

Manzanita: I was amazed at how blond we all were. Our hair would darken with time, but still. In those days, Sweden was not racially or ethnically mixed. I never met a black person until I was about 15. And I lived in Stockholm, the big city. In high school, we had two Jewish girls and I remember being jealous because they got to skip our Christian religion classes. Yes, we did study Christianity in high school back then.

 My grandfather's hymn book from the late 1800s

fishducky: Thank you, I am feeling much better. I think you will enjoy Wesley, he eats a lot of mice and has an incredible number of survival skills. It's a very, very interesting book.

Buttons: You are so right, bloggers are amazing people and I have come to love my little group of blogger friends, those of you who comment on my blog and share your thoughts and life on your own blogs that I love to visit. I'm not so sure about stunner.....but thank you.

Kittie Howard:  Yes, I'm on a mission to enjoy each day of my life, today I added half an hour to our walks, so now I'm resting and writing this. It's so funny with this beauty stuff, but thank you too. What's an old lady to do, except be happy with these sweet compliments. For a real beauty, I'm posting a picture of my maternal grandmother below:

Sandra:  It's amazing how different the children of today are. To me, it's a little frightening, but I see some of the kids in our family here that are now between 10 and 15 years old and they seem to be turning out very well. Smart about computers and other technology, and very knowledgeable about a whole lot of stuff I had no idea about at their age. Some of it good, some not so good. But that texting has to go. Please! Since you like puppy pictures, here's one of the boys:

Maggid:  Yes, I have loved being 6 ft. tall. Once I left those short boys behind, it has always been a great benefit in my life. Now that I'm in my 70s, I'm shrinking. I think I'm around 5' 10". I have found something good about that too: It brings me closer to my hubby, who's shorter than I. Wesley is a very interesting book that I think you would enjoy.

Nancy Claeys:  It made me sad too. It was my first encounter with death ~ I'm sure I had no idea that someone my age could actually leave this life. The whole class went to his funeral, it was traumatic to say the least. No more falls, I'm keeping my eyes on the ground now. Just like the guys below:

Susan Kane:  Thank you so much for your prayers. I will be OK either way. If something is wrong, we will deal with it; if not it will be just another scare, and I will be grateful. (I have no idea where those semicolons go and with Janie Junebug, grammar police extraordinaire, perhaps reading this, I'm worried!)

S. J. Qualls:  Thank you for your kind words. Blogging has brought back so many memories, some good, some bad of my early school years. It's amazing how much one can bring to the forefront of one's memory collection. (I do remember that you like rocks, so I found a picture.)

Janie Junebug:  Yes, it's important to like those who take care of you when you are not well. I went to UCLA Medical Center when I had breast cancer in 1999 and I loved everyone. My radiologist was French and reminded me of Maurice Chevalier, need I say more? I think you will like Wesley.

Michelle: Yes, it's important to take care of appointments. Here's Samson when he was little:

Bobbi and Gracie:  Bobbi, I can't believe you fell too! I'm so glad you didn't get injured. And I so understand your first concern was for your mac. Gracie, you are so sweet to make sure your mommy was OK. I hope you will enjoy the pictures of Samson as a young dog that I have posted here.

Kim at Golden Pines: I knew you were 6' tall from your posts.  It's never easy growing up a bit different, but I have always been happy about being tall once I left those little boys behind. I am also very grateful for your friendship. Please don't ever feel bad about not having time to comment. What you do for the dogs is what's the most important ~ Carl and your cat too, of course. 

Susan Flett Swiderski: Thank you so much, I am feeling much better today. I even added half an hour to our morning walks. I'm up to one and a half hours, well, for today at least. Thanks for the compliment.

Chatty Crone: Oh, I hope you will find the answers to your diabetes with these tests. Did they put a sensor on you? I hope it will help to figure out what's going on. In a way, it's easier with type 1, which is what I have. You know that you have zero insulin in your body, so you just have to figure out how much to add to keep you going throughout the night and day and then how much to add, depending on how many carbs you eat with your meals. Not an easy thing to do, but the insulin pump makes it easier. Sending hugs and good wishes back to you.

Gina Gao: Thank you Gina, I'm so glad you stopped by. I will come by and visit your blog too.

Patrycja Photography:  It's so nice to hear from you. I don't do Facebook, but I will check out your blog. 

EM Illustrator: I didn't know you were tall too. There are a lot of us in Sweden, I guess. Yes, thank you, I am feeling better. Take care and have a great day. 

Hilary Melton-Butcher: Thanks for the hugs and good wishes! Sending hugs back to you.

It's now 11:37 a.m., PT, and I need to go and eat my lunch and get out of here. I'm amazed, this took me all morning and I didn't even notice. Good thing I'm retired! I will leave this up tomorrow too and just focus on visiting everyone for the next few days. Take good care.


  1. you are so cute - as are your grandmothers photos! :)

    i enjoyed seeing the pups sprinkled throughout also. :)

  2. Thank you - yes it is a monitor. I don't know if it would be easier to be type 1 but it would be different. My numbers have been high two nights and low last night - hope they can figure it out.

    Thanks for taking the time to write everyone back - lol - that took a lot of work.

    Hope YOU are alright - don't worry about me girl.

  3. Vilken söt liten tjej...helylle svensk ju!!!
    Här har vi -15 grader nu kl 21,42 svensk tid.

  4. LOL so many questions and you answered each one so eloquently!

    but thats a lot of typing to do...have you ever thought of texting...? LOL


    (btw samson is really into that handsome dog modeling attitude of his, isnt he teehee!)

  5. And the pictures add so much to your words - love love that you have your grandmom's young lady pictures!

  6. Your life was so full, Inger...that's why God made you so tall...:)JP

  7. Loving the old family photographs!

    Thanks for the rocks, aren't they marvelous? They outlast time.

    Enjoy your evening!

  8. YOU Are Marvelous!!!
    love & love,

  9. Loved this with all the pictures!!

  10. What a fun and unique way to respond to your comments. Loved it!

  11. This is so unique. That last picture of the little girl must be you. Adorable. Look at the beautiful shimmering hair and the eyes tell it all.

  12. Hi Inger .. delightful read - and new photos .. and I'll definitely have a hug from everyone ...

    Have a wonderful weekend ... cheers Hilary

  13. Thats very sweet of you Inger, enjoyed reading it. Lovely pictures too. The lamps are beautiful. Sometimes it's not easy being tall, I need to exercise often to keep the posture. Having had lower back problems on and of and it seems to help to be active.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    Hej då!


  14. I've thought about doing this, once read someone suggesting this--putting people's comments up. I will do it occasionally with a few that are especially interesting. What you've done here is WONDERFUL, and so very interesting. It feels more like a community. Thank you for taking the morning to do this (time does indeed fly, doesn't it!)...

  15. Wonderful post, Inger. Now, don't bother with answering this; I just wanted you to know I was here and how I felt about what I read and saw.

  16. This is beautiful post. I've never seen anyone do this before, but they should. Glad you're feeling better.

  17. Inger, I loved this post and reading your responses to the comments that I read on your last post, I feel like I am eavesdropping on a conversation!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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