by Janet Blue on March 17, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #45



I am again participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins co-hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Each week they create statements for us to complete. Ellen selects the first two and Annie the second two. This is a blog hop. You can link your Fill-In post on Annie’s blog.

My completions are in teal italics.

1. The oldest item in my home is my home and all the original interior fixtures, floors, walls, doors, etc. The house was built in 1912. We have lived in it since 1984. (The kitties thought I should say their dad, but we have inherited many items from his dad that are older than Dad Tom.) 


home built in 1912


2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is are the glass bottles we use for chilled water.


3. My family heritage is the crystal my dad and stepmom purchased when they married in 1968 and my grandmother’s diaries and photo albums.


4. My favourite family tradition is was celebrating my grandfather’s Christmas Eve birthday. We have no current family traditions, except sending out our Winter Holiday newsletter. 


The fill-ins didn’t lend themselves to including many photos, and I did not feel like digging through the aforementioned albums to find a photo of Grandpa Herman on his birthday. You can see a photo of me (as a toddler) and my grandpa by clicking here.

Yesterday’s Post

I had a brain cramp Wednesday night when I went to bed and forgot to schedule yesterday’s post. Consequently, it didn’t post until 10 a.m. ET. I know many of you visit in the early morning hours so probably missed it. Cooper Murphy wrote a cute poem, and I am asking on his behalf that you check it out. You can click on the link below this post. Thank you.

Special Caturday Art

As I always do, I will be participating in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. Caturday will be Giulietta’s and Angel Fiona’s seventh birthdays. In celebration, I will be creating art from two of their “baby” photos. I know I am prejudiced, but in my opinion, they were two of the cutest kittens ever and definitely worthy of a squeee or two. Hope you’ll come by and visit, as we will have a small party.




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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles March 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm

What a lovely stately home!
Our home is from 1907, but is a pile of sticks (literally…), by comparison…MOL!

We enjoyed this post immensely:)

McGuffy's Reader March 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Some of the homes we have looked at up in the UP are 1890s, very similar to yours. The one we most wanted was from 1896. We missed it by two days! We are still looking. I wonder where my journals will end up. There is no one to take them. We have our own traditions, too. Life does that. HUGS. I am finally on two antibiotics and three breathing RX. They think I have a virulent pneumonia. We will see. This cough is ridiculous. I hope you are better! Hugs.
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Stacy Uncorked March 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Ooooh! I LOVE your house! It’s 18 years older than our house! 🙂 I’ve always had a thing for old houses – our house in PA was built in 1817. We were a little bummed we didn’t stay long enough to celebrate its 200th birthday this year. 🙂
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The Swiss Cats March 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm

What a beautiful home ! Happy belated St Patrick’s Day ! Purrs
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meowmeowmans March 17, 2017 at 10:51 pm

What a lovely home you have! We love the kitty rolling around on the walk. 🙂

We’re off to read Cooper Murphy’s poem now!
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Angel, Kirby and Max March 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

Happy Patrick’s Day!! We did read Coopers poem yesterday and loved it!
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BeadedTail March 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

What a lovely home you have! We don’t know what’s the oldest thing in our house is but we think it’s something Mommy inherited from her great Aunt or her grandparents.
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Hairballs and Hissyfits March 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

ps whereabouts do you live – how come you have no snow!! lucky
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Hairballs and Hissyfits March 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! LOVE YOUR HOME!! Is the carport original too – everything looks gorgeous–my home is similar – 1924 – and much is original! I love it – though old homes’s have their issues!
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The Island Cats March 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm

You have a beautiful home. Old houses can be so cool! We ‘specially like the cat stretching out on the sidewalk in front. 😉
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Linda Arthur Tejera March 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Love your house! And what a cute pic of you and your grandfather!
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Deziz World March 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Your house is luvvly. And Cooper looked adorable. Great poem. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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mommakatandherbearcat March 17, 2017 at 11:40 am

Wow! You’re home is breath-taking! My favorite part? The cat lying on the front walk 😉
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The Florida Furkids March 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

Your home is gorgeous!!! Not many houses of that age here because this area didn’t get developed until the Space Program started. There are a few on the mainland that are beautiful though.

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Allie O’Blue is looking forward to partying at Scouts with Mau later!

The Florida Furkids
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da tabbies o trout towne March 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

guys…yur houz iz total lee awesum…..grazz o plentee burd free treez N noe nayborz ten inchez away !!

lá sona st patrick le sláinte do gach ♣♣♣

Beverly March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

LOVE the photo of your home. It is beautiful and has so much charm.

Basil March 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

Supurr fill-ins guys and we love your home, it’s beautiful!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox
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Ellen Pilch March 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. And thank you for sharing the photo of your home, it is beautiful. I so much prefer older homes to the new cookie cutter McMansions. Our house was built in 1947, my hubby’s aunt and uncle lived in it until 1980 when my hubby got it then I arrived here in 1992 when we got married. That is a cute photo of you with your grandpa. I did see Cooper Murphy’s poem, he is already quite the poet. Have a great weekend! XO
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Brian frum March 17, 2017 at 8:46 am

You hope sure is lovely!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
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mariodacat March 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

Your house is gorgeous. Love that Portico. Older house has so much charm and character – it’s really is beautiful.
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Sammy March 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

We love your house…..it’s just beautiful and so is the yard…..my Mom has ALWAYS wanted to live in a house of that vintage but alas – it’s just not happened. We saw Cooper’s fantabulous poem – and we thank you for pawticipating in poetry day – we just love doing that!!!! Mom is sending a card for the girls’ birthday…..it will be sad for you I know but Angel Fiona will enjoy it AND there is a party for her at the Bridge so I’ll give her a big hug from you!

Love, Angel Sammy O’Kimmell
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Summer March 17, 2017 at 4:17 am

My human loves vintage houses! Ours is not quite as old as yours – it was built in 1928.
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Lone Star Cats March 17, 2017 at 1:33 am

Your home is pretty!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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The Menagerie Mom March 17, 2017 at 1:28 am

Your home is beautiful! My home and many others in the neighborhood were built in the 1960s and 1970s, and they were largely built by high school shop classes as a means of giving the students practice. That’s probably why there are so many strange quirks, like outlets that only work when certain light switches are flipped on. Anyway, we always enjoy your fill-ins, and it sounds like you have such a rich and charming family history. Wishing you all a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Sue March 17, 2017 at 1:19 am

My house was also built in 1912 but it’s not as lovely as your home. Is that Misty May on the sidewalk?
I saw you had posted late but I just didn’t get around to looking as cutie Cooper Murphy until this morning. I loved his poem!

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