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The FWS Pony Club QUilt-Along wk 25 July Fourth & John's Favorite Discussion Page

The FWS Pony Club QUilt-Along wk 25 July Fourth & John's Favorite Discussion Page

Old 06-25-2012, 08:03 PM
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Hi Everyone, Yes, this is Monday not Tuesday....I will be traveling tomorrow & Wednesday and won't be able to post the threads as usual on Tuesday...This is my first time visiting the QB since Friday afternoon...I've been terribly sick with an allergy attack and of course couldn't see the DR. until today...got a shot and spray and eye drops...I hate when this happens....I have this weeks blocks cut out and will try to sew them when the eyes stop tearing up.....Hopefully the weather or whatever it is that makes me sick like this won't be anywhere in NC.
Now for a letter...

Letter # 14 & 15

Oh, dear, I guess this was bound to happen, but I can find no records for Joey
Edwards. I did find one girl by that name, but she was born in 1891, which would
mean that she was a teenager or in her early 20s when she won a pony, so that
couldn't be right. My only guess is that Joey was a nickname. (I tried
Josephine,too, but no success.) I also tried to find her "bald-headed" Grandpa,
LOL but "Joseph Edwards" is such a common name that I couldn't be sure if I
found the right one or not. Since next week's letter is from Joey, too, it will
be a few weeks before any new updates.

This is one of my favorite letters. She called her pony "Sunny Jim," but my
guess is that she was a very sunny girl little herself.

Laurie Aaron

Letter # 16

Edwin Larson is such a common name that I initially had trouble
indentifying the correct person. I'm glad that the photograph on page 35 was
included, because without it, I don't believe that I could have ever figured it
out.
Edwin was born in 1904, and won his pony "Early Bird" in 1914. He was the
second of five children. Edwin had an older sister named Evelyn, two brothers
named Arvid and Elmer, and a "baby" sister Ines. Although Edwin was born in
Massachusetts, his parents Nils and Ida were born in Sweden. Nils sailed on the
"Amerika" from Copenhagen to New York in 1893 when he was 18 years old. Ida came
over four years earlier when she was 19 years old. I wondered if the woman in
the picture was Ida, because she looked almost old enough to be a grandmother. I
do think that it is probably Ida though, since she was 35 years old when her
firstborn, Evelyn, was born.
The last we hear of Edwin was in the 1930 census when he was 25 years old. He
and his four brothers and sisters all lived at home, but by this time his mother
was a widow. I cannot find a death record for Edwin's father, but he must have
passed away sometime between 45-55 years of age.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:03 PM
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Hope you get to feeling better, Anne. Again, thanks for the story. Isn't it tragic how families just disappear from sight so to speak? With the time frame we are looking at could the Flu Epidemic of 1918 also affected the participants?
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Oh dear!!!! Honchey ... I hope that you recover for your much loved BINGO!

You are so good to pass along the letters ... and what a labour of love for Laurie to have done the work to trace these people as detailed as she did!
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Thanks, Anne, for keeping us Pony riders in line and passing on the letters. Hope you're feeling better soon--allergies have been really bad this year. We need rain so bad, none expected til week-end. Hopefully that will help get the allergens out of the air for awhile. Patches has been sneezing all day (am I the only one with a dog that has allergies???).
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Oh no Honchey! I hate allergies! I take Zyrtec daily.
Jan - My dog's allergies show up in their ears & they show up as ear infections every few months. Both dogs have this problem!
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Thanks, Anne, for keeping us Pony riders in line and passing on the letters. Hope you're feeling better soon--allergies have been really bad this year. We need rain so bad, none expected til week-end. Hopefully that will help get the allergens out of the air for awhile. Patches has been sneezing all day (am I the only one with a dog that has allergies???).
awwwwwww Poor Patches!!!
Do you have an anti-histamine for him?
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No Blocks from me this week, just too much happening. This is my first day "home alone" and I have been very distracted all day. Hope to get to my machine tomorrow afternoon and start piecing my blocks.
Honchey hope you are feeling better soon
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YUCK!!! allergies are AWEFULL!!! hope you are feeling better SOON.

Im still recovering from pneumonia, with allergies on top! and we have been having horrible wildfires not far from our home the smoke is NOT my friend

since most of yall were squeamish about the snake last week, all I will say is that I had ANOTHER friendly visitor yesterday :O one is an oddity but two... is a PROBLEM!
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DD, please be careful--watching the news about the wild fires is so scarey; I can't imagine being that close. And thanks for sharing the STORY about your unwelcome visitor--I don't mind a STORY--I just don't want the REAL thing around me LOL!! Feel better soon.
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MiraB ... sometimes "home alone" is SO good sounding, isn't it?


DDamsel ... Oh dear, on the wildfires AND the visitor! More like YIIIIIIIIIIIKES! Stay safe on both counts.
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