Thursday, March 31, 2016

On This Day in 1889

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower celebrated its grand opening.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On This Day in 1858

On March 30, 1858, a pencil with an attached eraser was patented by Hyman L. Lipman.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter With Abe

Easter 2016 dawned bright and beautiful...and warm!  Cassi and Pat usually host our family Easter meal, but they were on a cruise.  My brother had part of the family at his home and the rest of us headed to the Hofbrauhaus in Cleveland and then to Noah, Amy, and Abe's home for our celebration.

On Easter Eve...
Abe baked cookies for our Dessert Party.

On Easter...
Noah was going to cook, but after a hectic week at school, we offered to take everyone out to eat.  The trick was finding somewhere to accommodate nine people.  The Hofbrauhaus had an opening, we are mostly German, and the Easter Bunny was going to make an appearance...not to mention live music.


 Abe caught sight of the Easter Bunny and wasn't quite sure what to make of all the fuss.

Amy was very encouraging, but was up to Abe whether to get close and personal...or not.

And then...
 As long as Abe could hold Oma's hand, it was...okay.

Back home...
 It was Easter Present Time and Abe loved the tool kit he received from Brooke and Scott! Joe and I are lovingly Abe the farm set and he was quite taken with it.
He has had his eye on it for quite a while.

 Jelly bean love!

A bit later...
It was time for Abe's Easter Egg Hunt!

 There were ten eggs...with a special Hot Wheel in each one!

 Counting away...

 Abe is the most loved child...

Back inside...
 After assembling his vehicles, Abe thought the barn needed a bit of work.
He named the little farmer Farmer Joe.
Joe, of course, loved that!

 Banana split time...

Abe decided to gather all his "farm animals" together and wanted Scott's help.
They made quite a team!

Joe and Noah hung up Noah and Amy's newest art piece by Cleveland abstract artist, Dana Oldfather.
I love how they have such a variety of art throughout their home.

Abe passed out his Easter cards to all of us and I was so happy to receive two and felt rather special until Joe was handed FOUR cards!
All kidding aside, I truly love how much Abe adores his Grandpa Joe.

~It was the best of Easters~

On This Day in 1886

On March 29, 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.

Monday, March 28, 2016


David has joined our Farm Family and we LOVE him!

Getting to know you...

Looks like a bit of a stand-off!
Actually, they are all getting along famously...

Abe Dali

Noah couldn't resist capturing Abe's likeness to Salvador Dali...
The "mustache" was from a smoothie.

March Madness

I was so happy to finish my March Board before the end of the month!

Bright and cheerful!

Gone To The Dogs

Ellie spent a couple of nights on the farm and enjoys time with her dog cousins.
Tibby was on my lap!

On This Day in 1944

On March 28, 1944, Astrid Lindgren sprained her ankle and start writing "Pippi Longstocking".

Saturday, March 26, 2016

On This Day in 1937

On March 26, 1937, Crystal City, Texas, also known as the Spinach Capital of the World, erected a statue of Popeye.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

On This Day in 1937

On March 24, 1937, the National Gallery of Art was established by Congress.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

On This Day in 1903

On March 23, 1903, the Wright Brothers applied for a patent for the airplane.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On This Day in 1457

On March 22, 1457, the Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.

Monday, March 21, 2016

On This Day in 2006

On March 21, 2006, Twitter, the online social networking service, was founded.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

On This Day in 1922

On March 20, 1922, the US Postmaster General ordered all homes to get mailboxes.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

On This Day in 1918

On March 19, 1918, the United States Congress approved Daylight Saving Time.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Celebrating Purple

Grandma Gladys' favorite color is purple and Vicki decided a trip to Hittyville Park was in order because the purple myrtle flowers were beginning to bloom.
It was the best of days for a granddaughter and her beloved grandmother.

My March Board

Slowly...but surely!

A New Series

I discovered this book series was being made into a Hallmark TV series and decided to read the first of thirteen Chesapeake Shores novels.
So far...I love it!

On This Day in 1813

On March 18, 1813, David Melville patented the gas streetlight.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sadie's Tea Room

 Sadie Potter is thrilled with her Tea Room, which will open for business in Hittyville next week.

Sadie's lifelong dream is finally coming true.
It's never too late to create magic!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

The Hittyville Friends wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

On This Day in 1845

On March 17, 1845, the rubber band was invented.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

On This Day in 1802

On March 16, 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point was founded.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On This Day in 1965

On March 15, 1965, T.G.I. FRiDAY'S first restaurant opened in New York City.