Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Uncle Louie, my momma's older brother, married Auntie Ang (nee Jacklovich) in 1946. My grandmother looks very proud, standing next to the Catholic priest, Father Daniel Gnidica, the parish priest at Saint Mary's Catholic School and Church in my hometown of Pueblo, CO. Auntie Ang had wanted to marry in California at the San Juan Capistrano Mission.
Here is a google image of the mission. It was founded on June 24, 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lusuen.
Auntie Ang wanted to be married there and the parish priest told her she would be excommunicated if she did. She loved that the swallows migrated there every year and loved California because two of her sisters lived there. She was quite a strong willed BoJon gal. I learned how to be more independent from her. Gosh I miss her. She was my shopping buddy and we went out to lunch all the time.
My grandmother's wedding photo. She lost my handsome grandfather Joseph in February 1927. He and their youngest son Anthony "Tony" were trapped and killed in a gold mine in Victor, Colorado. I often wondered how she managed to go on with five little girls and my Uncle Louie as the only man left in her phamily. I have their original marriage photo. Of course, you know Auntie Ang gave it to me. She knew I adored my grandmother. It is the only original photo of my grandparents that I have. I cherish it. I will  treasure it my whole life. It has the beveled glass and I can never get a good shot of it. But I am not a great photographer either.
My Tata Rose's wedding photo is on my new header. What a huge phamily portrait. I know she must have married in the autumn because Uncle Louie was born in May 1908 and my grandfather is holding him in the photo.
These beautiful ancestors of mine went through so many struggles and difficulties and it made them better and stronger. They picked themselves up and continued doing what they needed to do. So many today could take a lesson for all of our ancestors. They were strong and amazing people. Plus they were respectful and they had tremendous faith. I try very hard not to stray from the excellent values I was raised with.
My sister Mary and me. She looked like a real nun, very serious. My auntie Mary, momma's older sister, had a ton of All Saint costumes in her basement. We never bought costumes. Momma just sent us down the hill to Auntie's house. I am wearing my angel costume. Uncle Sam Cosimano created my halo from a metal coat hanger and tin foil. Kids today just don't know the fun we had without bankrupting our parents to buy a Broadway worthy costume.

This was my sister Mary and I just a few years ago. We were having lunch at the Cactus Flower Mexican Restaurant. In that restaurant hangs a 1930 something
baseball photo of the Water Brewing Company semi pro baseball team.
I know I have told you the story of my dad catching behind the plate when Babe Ruth came up to bat. My Uncle Rudy "Moon" Kocman is the team manager on the far right. Dad is the third player from right to left. Jacque Pechek a lifelong friend, said her dad is third player on the left side. She said he once threw to some guy named Satchel Paige. He said, Satchel wasn't all that! The artist who painted this photo is a  local  Pueblo artist Nathan Solano.

I posted this photos of my sister and other memories of my hometown neighborhood, BoJon Town. But my sis has had some health issues and I would appreciate prayer for her. Thank you.

Monday, July 10, 2017

I Have Missed Everyone and So Much More

I am in the process of setting up this blog. So until I have it all completed I wanted to write a post. I have missed everyone so much. I am still unable to get into my Phamily Blog and am saddened by it all. Yet this new blog will be loved as much as my other one until I can reclaim it or combine them. This is the tiny cottage my Tata Rose lived in. She and her husband John (WWI Veteran) raised two sons and five daughters. She was my grandmother Cecilia's baby sister. I lost her May 12, 1986 .

This is a tiny image from google but I have fond memories of my big cat Mr. Kitty when he would get into so much mischievous.  Please visit Sandee and share a favorite Aw....Mondays with her and all the fine folks who participate. I am going to try to go around and comment later today.
Here is a blue eyes Kitty Kat to share with Blue Monday. I love finding google images and pinterest images. Whoever took this photo, it is so exquisite.
Love the Love is....Please say a prayer for Nick. He is at urgent care. Started having horrible low back pain last night. Woke up miserable. Waited for his dad to come home from work. I guess I am too emotional to go with him. Thank you.
Oh Maxine, girl, I can relate to this today! We have a brand new cat tree yet this silly Mr. Kitty will not leave me alone.

My dad read this book of James page by page because he often quoted these Scriptures. Prayers all around for so many hurting hearts, illness, sadness, keep everyone you think of in your prayers.
I own this beautiful hand beaded bracelet from Premier Designs. I love my little jewelry business, I have lots of goodies if anyone is looking for something special. This piece will soon be retired. It says "Count it all Joy" and the beads are individually hand strung. If you need anything special in the bling department I am here:  Your Favorite Jewelry Lady if you want to view the catalog. Just private message me because I have lots on hand and will make a great deal for you!  I love supporting small businesses and always appreciate those who support me too.
Our Colorado Rockie Charlie Blackmon is at the Home Run Derby in Miami tonight. He might not be the super power hitter like many of the guys there tonight, but Charlie is first class. I watched him make eye contact and smile at the little bat girl bringing him a towel and water in his time out. Very proud of you  "Analytical Charlie".  He is one classy guy, graduating from Georgia Tech and playing baseball in his final year. We love Charlie and enjoy watching him play. Best of luck and Good wishes to ll the fine hitters tonight.