This is a listing of our favorite flags.
We like these flags for various reasons. They are:
We have relatives living there
We have pen pals living there
We just have an interest in the country
Of course I have written more about each flag below. These flags should be moving. If they are not moving, I won't know how to fix the problem.
Click on this logoto find out how I got the flags. It is very simple or I would not have done it. Don't ask me how it works though. This is a very good web site. At least there was this neat website that had these neat animated flags for free. It was at the site above. They aren't there now. (March 03, 2004)
Howdy from the "good ol'
U.S. of A."!
Robyn is originally from Texas.
Robyn and Douglas trace their ancestry to Scotland. They would like to visit there some day.
Robyn thinks that one of her grandfathers was Swiss. Robyn would enjoy visiting Switzerland. She wants to hear live Landler music!
Douglas' grandmother Weber, and his grandfather Somerville, both came from Canada. His grandmother came from Nova Scotia. His grandfather came from Ontario. We are able to visit Canada once in a while. If the Red Wings don't make it to the Stanley Cup, we root for a Canadian team to win. (We start with Toronto.)
Douglas is the Admiral of the "Grand Fleet" or W.W. I British Navy in a naval miniatures game he plays with friends. [1/1200 scale] (The English Flag is here.)
Robyn writes a gentleman in Shanghai, China. He wrote her an E-mail dealing with their mutual radio hobby. He asked if she was interested in China. Robyn said, "A little. Are you interested in The Bible?". He said, "Yes", and they write once in a while. Robyn has learned a great deal about China that she did not know. It has been an eye opening experience.
Robyn and Douglas
currently live in Michigan. Douglas is originally from Michigan.
We have both had many a wonderful hour driving through, and visiting Oklahoma! Robyn has family who live there.
They also trace their ancestry to Germany. Douglas has been to Germany. Robyn would like to visit there.
Robyn thinks one of her grandmothers came from either Austria or Germany. It would be nice to find out for sure where she came from!!
If you haven't guessed, Robyn is something of an "Anglophile". Watching British mysteries is a pastime of Robyn and Douglas. They both would like to visit England some day. Robyn has become sort of an "addict" of "Coronation Street" the English soap. Now, she has Douglas watching it as well. (This is the flag for the United Kingdom by the way.)
Robyn has been writing Maruta a Latvian, English teacher, since the summer of 1990. Maruta has the most beautiful handwriting! And her English is better than ours at times.
Sound: Organ comes up slowly behind. Announcer: Now, we have the latest from our story, "Robyn Writes to Russia"... One thing seems to lead to another for Robyn when she is online. She forgets how it happened, but she started writing to Sasha (Alexander) in Moscow. Then she started writing to Vladimir in Kaliningrad. Sasha was studying law. Vladimir was getting a PHD in NMR (MRI) technology. Sasha went into the militia for a year. Then Vladimir moved to England in order to continue his schooling. When Sasha came out of the militia, Robyn ended up getting ICQ messages from his sister, Anuta. Anuta got married, so Robyn writes to Anuta and Eugene (Evgeny?) now. (But not very often.)