Sunday, February 1, 2009

The 6th picture in the 6th folder!

Shari, a fellow CQer friend, stash hunting buddy, and a great Coloradoan tagged me for a fun idea called "6 picture meme".

Here are the rules: You have to go to the pictures section of your computer, find the 6th folder and then the 6th picture in that folder. You post that picture on your blog and tell the story behind it. Then choose 6 other people to tag to do the same thing.

Well, the photo on the left is the picture I found. The story is this: In 2007 I met (through the internet) my second cousin, Cheryl. We are both keenly interested in family history and over the years have spent a lot of time sharing information and going through old family photos in our "unknown" pile. I believe this is a photo she sent me of three separate photos to compare what she believed were 3 pictures of the same gal. So, all you analysts out there, what do you think? I think it's possible -- they all have a very soft look about them. I don't think it's conclusive though. What I do know is that this young lady hung in the same crowd as my Great Grandmother, Helena Wangerin, pictured in the 2nd photo. The mystery girl was at Helena's wedding and a member of Helena's sister-in-law's wedding party. Who she is is still a mystery - maybe a cousin, a friend or a neighbor. The mystery goes on....

My three aunts and my Mother have adopted Cheryl and largely as a part of our relationship, we have been sharing family stories over email together. Every week we'd pick a new topic and talk about it (all 6 of us). It has enriched our knowledge of the family and drawn us closer together. Eventually many of my cousins and my sister also joined in on the conversations.

Now for my 6! I choose in no particular order:

1. Gerry K. I met Gerry at the last retreat and since then she has been a continuous inspiration!

2. Janet from Colorado I also met Janet at the retreat and she is a real sweety and a great quilter!

3. Ann F. Ann, who seems like a wonderful nice person, and I are on at least two lists together, and we are about to begin the Sumptuous Start RR adventure together!

4. Skye L. Skye is also in the Sumptuous Start RR and I just love her enthusiasm and contributions to CQ for Newbies Group!

5. Leslie E. I also met Leslie at the retreat and she is one of the nicest people you want to meet. We've also done some stash hunting together in Denver and she's been trying (unsuccessfully) to get me moving on my Western CQ!

6. Robin K. Robin is on a quilt group that originated from Rootsweb. We have several of the same interests such as quilting, photography and genealogy. She, like me, can hardly contain her interest when it comes to what she is passionate about!!

I hope you all will participate!


gocrazywithme said...

Hi Connie,
I checked the 6th pic in my 6th folder and it is one I just posted a week or so ago on my blog, so not very interesting. I do love your picture, though, and the story is fascinating. There are some old pictures of my grandmother that I know I have and would love to find, but haven't found them in several years. They'd make lovely silkies if I ever get my hands on them again.

Laurie said...

Hey neighbor (it's me, the mosaic china leftovers lady) I didn't know you blog, too! I found you on a link from LadyJSpice's blog. You are keeping busy! Have you tried the mosaic-ing yet?

Laurie said...

I don't know LadyJSpice, but she entered my One Heart, One World giveaway (#430) and when I saw she was from CO I started reading her blog and then she linked to yours and I clicked on that -- and the rest is history. Small world! I just got back from another two friend's of yours' houses; I was dropping off the scrapbooking stuff they bought at my party! Very tiny world, getting even smaller...