Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Spammed Off!

 Hello from a very spammed off Blogger! Despite sending a captcha feedback complaint to Blogger over a month ago I still have not gotten any feedback from them?! I have been otherwise busy...we had a  marvelous day in Co Kilkenny on 27th Oct to commemorate my grand uncle Michael who died in France towards the end of WW1. I have already covered his story and our efforts to trace him online here
In beautiful autumn sunshine  we had a very simple and moving ceremony attended by more than 40 extended family and friends, members of the American Legion in Ireland led by Retired master Sargent Ron Howko. My son Kevin who was home on leave from serving with a European mission received the folded Stars and Stripes
 Michael K.Holmes with the photo of the  memorial tablet which was sent by the American Government and now adorns his parents grave, Michael's remains were never recovered and only his name is recorded on the wall of the Missing in the Meuse Argonne American cemetery in France











Taps was played and final prayers were said and we as a family remembered him and the family who had never seen him again once he left for a new life in the USA



I started making and selling hot water bottle covers on  a FB page, doing very well!

  New grand daughter was born, now just 5 days old. Heidi Charlotte with her Mom

Heidi with her 3 big brothers who are all in awe of this bundle of pink in their midst!



Lastly I attended a work shop on Annie Sloan Chalk paints and thoroughly enjoyed it. We need some colour in  our lives in this ongoing recession!
I have had to reinstate word verification much to my disgust but I have been deleting up to 50 spam comments a day! It got to the point I could hardly face opening my own blog, so hopefully things will settle down in that dept but I am still being blocked leaving comments on other  blogs if they have word verification, there seems to be no way around it. I have down loaded Google Chrome and am using it as my default browser thinking it might make a difference but no!

4 comments:

PeggyR said...

Your new granddaughter is really cute. Sounds like you have been busy.

W. Latane Barton said...

Poor Peggy. Had no idea you were having such computer problems. Hopefully they will soon be resolved. That granddaughter!! Oh my gosh... she's gorgeous. sweet, sweet baby.

Marie said...

I am so upset that you had such a problem with spammers! Sorry the choice of no word verification didn't work for you! Lovely post! Congratulations on that new sweet baby in the family!

PeggyR said...

Your new granddaughter is darling! I think everyone has been having computer problem! We just received 4" of snow last night.