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What Happens on Facebook

What happens on Facebook can be kind of surprising at times!

But, I have to say I'm enjoying it. I've connected with so many of my cousins who I've not seen in years. And we all grew up together on Long Island.

I'm going to write more about it next week but just wanted to leave you with a teaser of what's to come!

That's my cousin Mark, me, cousin Linda and my brother Steve peeking out at you!
This is my cousin James who is the culprit. He unearthed all of the old slides and took lots of time to tag and post so many of them on Facebook. I'm actually having a ball looking at them and remembering the 1950's. So, thank you James.

Just so you know the relation. This is Grandma Haugli (my mother's mother), her brother (my Uncle Ivar) and my mom.

My cousins are Uncle Ivar's kids, now all grown up. There are five of them. And my brother Steve, my sister Christine and me made up our family. We had lots of good times growing up so I'll share more next week. It will be fun to see before and after photos of how they look today. :)

BTW, tomorrow I will be doing a guest post for Melissa on Mel's World. I was so honored to be asked to write for her Godly Gals Series. How's that for a contrast in topics? Facebook to Godly Gal; LOL.

I'm off to my annual Christmas Tea at the Phoenician Resort this afternoon. My friend Terri invites me every year and I love this time together. I'll try to post some photos as the resort is always beautifully decorated at Christmas.

Don't forget to visit Mel's World tomorrow. I'll post a direct link in the morning.

Debbie Petras
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  1. Hi Debbie~ I loved seeing your pictures. :-)

    It took me a while to appreciate the value of FB, and now I'm so thankful for it. I've reconnected with so many friends who were big parts of my life. It's been a real blessing.

    I continue to pray for you so many times during the days. With love and thankfulness for you...

  2. I love that photo, Debbie...all of you kids sandwiched in that fence, with those big smiles...you all looked so healthy and happy...just adorable!

    I'm looking forward to seeing photos of your tea at the Phoenician with Terri...I know it will be wonderful. Have a fabulous time, and drink an extra cup for me!

    Hugs and love,

  3. Neat. I've connected with a bunch of cousins I haven't seen in years, too. A lot of fun.

    Haven't been here in a while. Hope you all are doing well. We have 2 kids coming home for the holidays, so that's a treat.

    How are you coming with Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks? wb

  4. I love learning about you and your family!

    Isn't looking through old photos fun? Every time I travel home I ask my Mom and Dad to pull out all the old pics :)

    Have a wonderful evening, friend!

    -Kate :)

  5. It is amazing how FB connects families & old friends. Sweet pics!

  6. What great pictures! I'm getting on FB more than I used to....I still like blogging better, though.

    Hop over to my blog when you can...I'm having a giveaway extravaganza! :-)

  7. Excellent stuff! I do love FB, but I'm going to deactivate my account over the festive season so I can spend more time in the real world and with God. My obsessive nature (yes, I admit it!) has taken to FB like a duck to water and taken me away from the here and now. I will be back in the new year. I'll keep my blog friends updated on my blog page.

  8. Hey beautiful sister, I'm sure the tea was wonderful! Loved the photos and so glad that you are meeting more family online.


    Merry CHRISTmas!

  9. Dear Debbie,
    I am indeed happy for you. The family bonds are important to everyone. They create coherence in life, and shared memories are the strongest glue.
    The four of you are looking so happy back in the blessed fifties.

    I also use my FB account for family and some friends living out of town only.
    I have not done a good job posting photographs.
    Perhaps in the new year?

    Now I'm looking forward to you posting more pictures on your blog.
    From Felisol

  10. Got on Facebook a few months ago. It's amazing the people that I've been able to reconnect with.

  11. How neat that you are connecting with your family via Facebook...

    Off to read your guest post on Melissa's blog.


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