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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Second Letter is Finished


Like everyone else this is turning into a busy spring for me Dear Reader, but I do believe I have figured out what Elisabeth VanderMoere has written in this letter dated October twenty-third eighteen seventy. This is the second letter to her sister in Flemish Belgium after thinking she was leaving for America when her prospects were not good there. Some things are very clear and easily translated but others are very difficult indeed.
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I found this trunk with all these letters in it at the same time that friend Sparky ♥ ∞ wrote about her participation in a blog adventure on the Orient Express. The name Georges Nagelmackers in the first letter I opened stuck out like a sore thumb after having read on one of the blogs participating in MuseSwings Orient Express Adventure she held back in March. He was the founder of the train and developed luxurious sleeping cars fashioned after the Pullman car in America.
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And now, even though the blog adventure for the participants has merely become an Older Post in their blog archives, for me it has become an adventure and a challenge to translate these letters from Flemish to English and silly me the only foreign language background I have is German from high school and college days. But I think you may have fun reading them over at Stories_From_Dirt_&_Lanny.
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Dear Reader, remember today is Maundy Thursday and traditional Passover all in the same day. A favorite of mine for remembering what God's people went through and how thankful I am to have Christ as my Passover Lamb.

9 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh nice panseys!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a beautiful flower arrangement. I love the blue colors.

Susie said...

Nice to see someone post about Maundy Thursday. I was thinking today while at work how Jesus must of felt on this day knowing what he had to face the next. Praise the Lord he lives.

Karen said...

He didn't come as an earthly "king" because He knew it would take a lamb.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Beautiful pansy's! I would love to have a dress in that color. :o) Off I go to read more of the story ...

Shellmo said...

Have a blessed Easter!

deedee said...

Easter Blessing to you and yours

Carol............. said...

Have a wonderful Easter.

Your arrangement really IS very pretty...very Springy!

Ted M. Gossard said...

We had a good Seder experience at our church gathering yesterday evening. A very special time, to be sure on the church's calendar.