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Six Word Saturday - 12 April 2014

Getting ready to dye Easter eggs!

Dying Easter eggs always makes me happy! This photograph shows my family with our traditional cups for dying the eggs. 236 more words


The Nadalini Name

Our 2011 Nadalini Red Blend varietal has been described as ‘a Rhone meets super Tuscan blend’.  This California and Italian-style wine is crafted with 50% Syrah, 25% Sangiovese, 20% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon; creating a 100% purely exceptional wine. 151 more words

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Six Word Saturday - 15 March 2014

Enjoying a view of the water

This photo of Mary Mirota was taken near Sparta, New Jersey in the early 1930s, while she was a mother’s helper for the Lydecker family. 228 more words


The Ruthven Name

The name Ruthven anoints two of our wine varietals: 2011 Ruthven Napa Valley Red Blend and 2012 Ruthven Napa Valley Chardonnay. The boldness of these great wines cried for a name appropriate enough to grace its labels. 116 more words

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Swedish surnames - Priests

The second guide to Swedish surnames. Read the one on patronyms first. 

Very often a Swedish surname is identifiable as a surname originating from a priest in your family tree. 627 more words


Exploring "Coat of Arms"

A coat of arms brings to mind medieval times with swords, shields and armour. I love that it is a visual representation of a family name. 529 more words

Swedish surnames - patronyms

There are several kinds of typical Swedish surnames in genealogy and you can most likely identify a Swedish (or at least Scandinavian) root to a surname among your ancestors. 882 more words