June 28, 2005

Chris Update

This is Chris. I am fine. Although somewhat painfull, it's not too bad. I see the specialist on Thursday and expect to get a cast at that time. Thank you all for thinking of me.

ps. I'm watching a lot of old movies my dad made and everyone looks so funny.


Posted by Jim & Susanne at 06:57 PM to the General category | Comments (3)

June 27, 2005

Chris Broke His Wrist

I just learned that Chris took a fall and broke his wrist, apparently not cleanly. It can't be set till Thursday either. Let's keep him in our prayers and hope that everything turns out alright.

Posted by Andy at 09:32 PM to the News category | Comments (0)

Grandmom Mosmiller's macaroni salad

Mary Flahaven Mosmiller's infamous macaroni salad

2 cups elbow macaroni
1/2 tbsp oil
3/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
5 medium kosher dill pickles
3/4 cup mayonnaise

Cook macaroni in water with salt and oil until tender. Shock in cold water and drain very well. I usually fold and turn in a colander for a few hours until it is dry. If you don't do this, I feel it does not have as much flavor. After drying, put in bowl and pour vinegar over, turning while doing, until you can taste the vinegar in a piece of macaroni. Add mayonnaise, pickles, salt & pepper. Refrigerate overnight. Serves a bunch of folks, maybe for a party.

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June 15, 2005

Uncle Walter

When I attended my first Flahaven Thanksgiving at the Carrion's, Aunt Helen and Uncle Walter made me feel welcome and right at home. Walt immediately began sharing his dog stories with me and helped me to enjoy my visit. I will never forget the time that we accompanied them to Ocean City to fish from a head boat. (Oh, was I ever seasick!), but we still had a great time. When Andy came along, we were once again invited to visit at the ocean, where Aunt Helen gave Andy his first ride on the little boats at the amusement pier. We all stood their waving at him each time he circled around. Poor Andy just looked at us helplessly. (Or maybe he had already figured out that we were a little tetched. Tee hee!)

Walter had ready advice for us when Nugget joined our family, encouraging Skip to start training her early, (which advice Skip followed to the letter), making her a memorable pet, even if she never learned not to dig.

When Andy was young, and fascinated with airplanes and rocket ships, Uncle Walter gave him the replica of the space shuttle that was on his desk. (Andy still has it.) I am glad that I had a chance to know Uncle Walter, and will miss talking with him at family gatherings.

Love to all,

Posted by Skip & Carol at 04:21 PM to the General category | Comments (0)

June 13, 2005


Thinking about Walter my main impression has always been how helpful he always was. The family has laughed many times about the time he was coming to go fishing at the shore, and I asked him to pick up a refrigerator for me. He did it without blinking an eye. I'm sorry to see him leave us, but we all know this man, who was always so active, would have dreaded to be in a situation where he was unable to do anything due to his health. What a wonderful person he was.

Posted by Skip & Carol at 05:04 PM to the General category | Comments (0)

Uncle Walter Has Passed Away

As I am certain everyone in the family is aware, Uncle Water has passed away, with viewing and services to be held over the next few days. Due to age and proximity I never really got to know Uncle Water much at all, but I think it would be nice if people would take a few minutes and post their memories here for everyone to see. I am happy to assist any of you with this, so feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

Posted by Andy at 03:43 PM to the News category | Comments (0)

June 09, 2005


I have a genealogical rundown on the Mosmiller family as we know it. Will be happy to forward to Kent when I get back to Catonsville.

Posted by Joe & Clare at 05:45 PM to the General category | Comments (0)

June 08, 2005

Family Contact

I received two emails from Michael Kent Mosmiller (goes by Kent) in the past month after he had seen the website. We all seem to be related but we're not entirely sure specifically how, so I'll post his messages here and you can comment with any additional info you might have.

Andy, I first must say I do not know you except we have the same last name. We must be related somehow because I am sure that all Mosmillers are related. We have six children on our side alone. Pasadena and Rivera Beach is where we used to spend summers at Aunt Hilda's along the waterfront. Uncle Herb was married to Hilda. They lived on Stony Creek. There are many Mosmillers in the Richmond area and I know they are related also. If you can, tell me what you know.

My father was Louis. Ed was his cousin. My grandmother was married twice and his half brother was Albert Goldbach. There is a John and Joseph Mosmiller as cousin's as well. Edward is the one that passed in the boat accident last year. His Dad was Edward as well and he lives in Tampa. I also have a brother Wayne and he has two son's Shane and Lance, They live in Pa. I have two son's Michael and Derrick who live in Baltimore. I was always under the impression there were two sides of this family, my grandfathers, which we are on and my grandfather's brothers side which you are on. Someone owned a store in Belair / Edgewood area called Mosmiller's Grocery Store. I think this was the family of Carol Mosmiller-Vidmar. I believe she works for Legg Mason. Anyhow my sister Gayle knows way more than I do about all this than I do.

I think he mixed up Sheila's name, but barring that I think we have some interesting information to work with here. If you'd care to get in direct contact I can link an email as well with his permission of course.

Posted by Andy at 03:36 PM to the General category | Comments (1)