Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Birthdays, By Pat Kinsella Herdeg

You can't see Canada across Lake Erie, but you know it's there. It's the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. ~ Paul Fleischman.

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~ Rogers Hornsby

March Again! As my birthday begins this month, I am particularly partial to it. But, let's celebrate all in the Cousins Family who have birthdays this windswept month.

Aunt CB

In CB Kinsella's family, we have Lucille Kate Taylor Kinsella herself, Elizabeth Kinsella Sakanishi and Pat Kinsella Herdeg all celebrating this month.

Beth and P-Chan


In the older group, we have Diadamia Mott Youngs and her daughter, Kate Youngs Baker ( mother of Adin, Ethel, Lil and Ruth).
In this picture, we have Kate and her daughters, Ethel and Lillian, and their first cousin, Ed Spencer ( son of Kate's older sister, Rosena). Diadamia sits holding her great grandchild, Elizabeth Spencer, with Olga and Ruth Spencer (all of these are Ed's children) off to the side. I am guessing the year to be about 1913.

In Leona Maffei's family, Leona Howland Maffei herself, and Carol Ann Maffei are the Birthday Kids.


Carol Ann

In Glady's family, Beth Barron Smerchansky ( daughter of Kathryn Barron who is daughter of Gladys) and Andrew Joseph Osterhout ( Wendy's son, grandson of Gladys) have Birthdays this month.

Beth and Andrew

In Arnon Taylor's family, Bethany Taylor Velasco ( Jim Taylor's daughter), James Velasco ( Jim's grandson), and Salvatore Fiorello DeLuca (Cynthia's son, grandson of Nancy Taylor Wright) all have birthday candles to blow out.

Sal and Auntie Fe

In Ruth Maney's family, Debra DeSio Maney ( Richard's wife) is the Birthday Girl.

Colleen and Debbie

In Sylva's family, Frederick David Emhof ( Sylva's son) has a March Birthday.

Freddy D

Aunt Phyllis

In Phyllis' family, Elsie Phyllis Howland Mudge herself, and Alexis Henderson, daughter of Ron Henderson, granddaughter of Wendell, and Dyland Edward Marlatt, son of Kathleen Henderson, grandson of Wendell, all have special days this month.

Alexis and Dylan

In the Taylor family, Dene C. Taylor, wife of Rexford Taylor, Dene's daughter, Barbara Taylor Salenbien, and Cathy Taylor, Dene's daughter-in-law, all are March Birthdays.

Happy Birthday to ALL the March Birthday Cousins!

Enjoy this month of birthdays and weather--be it spring or winter temperatures, it will HAVE to lead to green grass sometime soon--too early for crocuses?!


Sue Kinsella said...

Happy Birthday, Pat! I'm wishing you a delightful, spring-like birthday celebration day.

Yesterday I noticed brilliant yellow daffodils blooming around Alex's school. I know we're ahead of you in spring weather, but that's gotta mean it'll get east soon!

Love to you,

Pat said...

My goodness--NO flowers here yet--still buried under two or three feet of snow!

But, thanks to Chuck Lochner for sending me some great pictures of tulips growing in Holland, which is where the top picture is from. Perhaps VISIONS of spring can move it along.

Thank you, Sue, for Birthday Thoughts!


Diana said...

I loved those Tulip pictures too - I have them as screen savers now and so does everyone else in Minnesota 'cube' world. (our workspaces)

Happy happy birthday especially to those who take the time to preserve the history for the future.

Love to you all!

Mom/CB said...

I am so grateful to Pat for this blog and to ALL of you relatives who enter a comment! They make it so much more interesting ! And keep us all together!
I miss all my relatives who have gone before this BUT am so happy to hear about all of you still here!!

Chuck said...

Love the photos, especially Leona and Carolann. I miss them all so much in between reunions.