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Long Day,Lots accomplished and a very interesting presentation to attend.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This morning we walked the rail trail with Umbrellas. Walked 4.25 miles.
DH and I stopped at the state museum to try to research his grand mother. No-one knows her maiden name and no-one knows if she was American or English or where she was born. We have never done anything like that but DH and I sat together at a computer and we found her entry on a census form and still no Maiden name. We did fin out she was born in England and now we know the church they were married in so we can send this information back to England and DH cousin lives near the church so he can try to find the records of their marriage.

We came home and after lunch we re-arranged and threw out lots of stuff from the garage. We hauled doors to the truck and hung up the bikes and generally tried to dump as much as we can.

Still hoping to have Grands here soon I had hoped for it to be tomorrow but there are still some flooded roads, I am sure we will have them here by this weekend.

Dinner was free.
We went to a really good presentation put on by our Financial planner. The topic was ESTATE planning and we had a number of lawyers in the group and we really did learn a lot and also learned how the taxes can really get high if you do not plan properly. We have work books etc so we can evaluate how we will proceed. I thought it was only for rich folk but it appears that we have to make sure we do it right .
Dinner was POTUGUESE cooking.
Appetizers were Crustini with goat cheesen tomato and Egg plant, balsamic vinegar was delightful we both loved it we drank white wine. I have not done that in years,
Second course was Kale bean soup and it was great too. Main course was Portuguese Paella. Shrimp, chicken and some Portuguese meat that was very hot. This course had a red wine I did not like that.
Final course was a Portuguese Flan, not too sweet just perfect and silken smooth served with the best Port wine I ever tasted. They left the best for last.
Finally we were all given a cook Book from B and B's around the country.
Pat in Maine is off to bed.
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ANGELWENDYMAMA 6/29/2012 12:34AM

    Very interesting day you had with that long walk on the trail, researching genealogy, and that dinner meeting with Portuguese food.. Wow!

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RD03875 6/28/2012 11:06PM

    Hope you get to take your trip to NY!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/28/2012 10:24PM

    What a wonderful way to learn about financial planning!!! Sounds like the food was delightful!

Wishing you luck with your geneology search. It's fun to trace your roots.



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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/28/2012 9:26PM

    Both sides of my family have done some genealogical research and my MIL did a lot of it as well.

We need to do a lot of purging around here as well. We have too much junk.

The dinner sounded delicious though I could not handle the wine.

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TERRI289 6/28/2012 8:56PM

    Sounds wonderful!!Hope it dries out there soon! emoticon

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SUNNY332 6/28/2012 8:11PM

    Sounds like a good day. Let us know if you find anything interesting in the cookbook.

Take care and do have a Fab Friday. I am home tomorrow but DH and I will drive to KC on Sunday to meet our Son/DIL and the grand kids. William is coming back here with us and will stay until a week before school starts. Fun - fun - fun. I hate it that Alex is not coming this year but she is 16 and wants a car so is out looking for a job.

See you tomorrow. Sunny

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CHAIRUL 6/28/2012 3:21PM

    Fingers crossed for the kids to come visit you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 6/28/2012 1:49PM

    Thanks for sharing your day with us. You had a full day, that's for sure. I think I would have saved the garage for another day.....

The dinner sounds delightful, except for the wine.

The sun is finally coming out today and the rains have finally quit. Maybe we will get a summer afterall.

Have a great day.

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CHALLENGER15 6/28/2012 12:50PM

    Your day and your dinner sound delightful, Pat. I was watching a Rick Steve's Europe travel show one time and he was in Portugal and I thought the food looked really good. Your blog reminded me of the good time that I had watching his shows.

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IMAGINGPRO 6/28/2012 12:29PM

    What a great day. I am glad that you were able to get so much accomplished in one day. I am glad that the meeting you had that you learned a lot. Glad that the food and wine were really good.

Hope the weather stay nice now right through the weekend.

Have a great day.

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EGGBASKET1 6/28/2012 11:28AM

    WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY YOU HAD ! I DO HOPE YOUR GRANDS WILL BE WITH YOU SOON ! WAS THE USE OF THE UMBRELLA ON YOUR WALK NEEDED FOR THE RAIN OR THE SUN !!! ??? WHAT A GREAT DINNER TO TOP OFF YOUR DAY ! YUM ! CLEANING OUT THE GARAGE IS SOMETHING THAT I NEED TO DO !!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY. HUGS...EGG

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CAROLPRESTIGE 6/28/2012 8:41AM

    Now that's a dinner I could go for (except for the meat), with three courses of wine! And free, too--how could it be better? That salad with eggplant sounds great too. Terri289 introduced me to eggplant years ago and now it's one of my favorite dishes.

Enjoy this wonderful summer--
Carol

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BAKER1009 6/28/2012 8:39AM

    Sounds like a great day, Pat! How cool about DH's family history. I hope you're able to get some answers to the maiden name and find more information. That's really cool!

Hope you have a great day today!
Hugs,
Beth

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/28/2012 8:04AM

    What a great day for you!! Hope the grandkids get there soon!!! It is getting very hot and humid here again. UGH!!!

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HARROWJET 6/28/2012 5:53AM

    You do such interesting things. I went to a meeting last night about my trip to Ireland in August. There will be 17 of us going from my church. It should be fun.

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123ELAINE456 6/28/2012 5:36AM

  I love your blogs. They are full of many very interesting things. Im learning a lot from them. Glad you had an enjoyable time and a Wonderful Dinner. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Hope you Grandson surprises you within the next day or two by showing up.

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NASFKAB 6/28/2012 3:31AM

  Interesting as usual

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ALICIA214 6/28/2012 1:07AM

 

The Kale bean soup sounds like something I would love,do you have a recipe for it or know where I could find one.? I bought a cook book a couple of weeks ago {like I need
another one} but it is called Cook Britain and has a picture of scones with jam and cream on the front page ,,,I was feeling a little homesick having watched all the
pageantry of the Queen"s Jubilee,,,what a sight it was to see the Royal Barge chugging down the Thames and among all those boats that floated down there was a
Dragon Boat from Vancouver that was crewed by breast cancer survivors.
I enjoy reading your blogs Pat you have a way with words.
Stay well my friend. Alicia


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WOWEETOO 6/28/2012 12:31AM

    i love kale in the bean soup..i harvest from my aunts garden in the midsummer and usually put up thrity packages of it in the freezer for winter soups with kale..i never liked that as a child but now i can't even imagine what my problem was i loved spinach but it think kale has a real bite to it that little kids don't like and then don't know you can put apple cider vinegar in that pot and it becomes better than wonderful
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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/28/2012 12:14AM

    That lunch sounds awesome. I recall mama cooking Portuese bean soup. It was quite good. Glad you enjoyed it.

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CAROL6X 6/27/2012 11:56PM

    Sounds like you had a great time!!

I have been doing my ancestry for about a year. My mother never talked much about her family except that her grandparents were from Ireland originally.
It got me interested and after I ran across to some relatives of mine and got talking to them it added to the information and I joined an ancestry site online and have found out alot.

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