Friday, July 4, 2008

What The 4th Of July Means To Me

Over a century ago my great-grandparents came to this country. My maternal great-grandmother would meet her husband here. My paternal great-grandparents brought their family with them. Here they are in 1914. My grandmother, Elena is the teenage girl second from the left.

Sixteen years ago today I went to an antique fair with my neighbor. When I returned home someone had dropped off on our porch a little brown striped kitten with white feet. Alix has been with us ever since. Here she is on her first day 4 July 1992, being greeted by Blackie and Speedy. Those two beloveds are gone now, but Alix still blesses me everyday with her unconditional love.


  1. Neat picture! Happy 4th to you and Alix, too!

  2. No wonder Alix is so special to you. You were her rescuer and protector so many years ago. Take good care of her.

    Happy 4th.

  3. Lovely picture and story of Alix's beginnings. I hope she's continuing to do well.

    And I hope you enjoyed a very nice Fourth of July!

  4. Great picture!! Love the story about Alix and love LOVE those KOKO Kreepies!!!