15 Jan 2017 Into the Clearing (poem), Ruby Sea Dragon caught on film for the first time and my Great Grandmothers (Kleinedler, Arztmann and Waldner)

Good morning to you, hope this finds you doing well. I don’t have any new “incidents” to report like I described in my most recent blog.  We took precautions last night like covering the bathroom window, our bedroom mirror and adding another layer of curtain to the bedroom windows.  Our Link did wake Kyle up around 3:15 am or so and that’s been a constant for some time. For some reason Link does this about the same time every morning. He will go over to Kyle and lick his face which wakes him up. He doesn’t even need to go outside! He does this to mostly Kyle (I just roll over and ignore him lool), and then he’ll crawl back under the covers and go back to sleep!  So Kyle gets up for a little while and falls back asleep on the couch. I didn’t sense anyone or anything like yesterday.  We are joking that I seem to have a “ghost boyfriend” and Link is his minion LOL.  I’ll keep you posted if anything changes.

Into The Clearing – by Jackie 19 Dec 2011

I don’t know where the road is going

Right now I can only see where it has gone

I look behind me fondly, a steady stream of memories steadily flowing

People, animals and places I have treasured

Placed on the scales of time

Now carefully measured

Perhaps to know what is coming would be too much

I’d only lean on it heavily

As the injured to their crutch

Perhaps with open arms reaching out to the intangible

What is destined to come

Will be more manageable

I will just let out a call to the universe my positive hope

All will be well and whatever enters the clearing

Will all be things with which I can cope

So a happy head-line for me is whenever they find a new life-form on our planet. They captured video for the first time of the ruby sea dragon! I pray everything possible will be done to ensure their well-being and survival in their beautiful ocean home.

Ruby Seadragon First Glimpse in Wild

The interesting thing about genealogy to me is finding out the meaning of my ancestors last names and where they were from. My mother-in-law Beth has found and added a lot to a once barely leafed family tree!  I have long suspected that I had some kind of blood ties to Transylvania and yep, I do! It is through my 5th Great-Grandmother Anna Kleinedler.  I have actual DNA links to Grandma’s Kleinedler and Waldner. It was difficult to find the meaning of a couple of the last names because many of my ancestors names are literal translations of objects and or professions….what they are is what they mean.

For example Kleinedler.  Since I couldn’t find out the history of the name, I broke it into two parts and in German Kleinedler means “Small Noble.” Klein means Small in German and Edler means Noble.



Edler (German: [ˈeːdlɐ]) was until 1919 the lowest rank of nobility in Austria-Hungary and Germany, just beneath a Ritter (hereditary knight), but above untitled nobles, who used only the nobiliary particle von before their surname. It was mostly given to civil servants and military officers, as well as those upon whom the lower rank of an Order had been conferred. The noun Edler comes from the adjective edel (“noble”), and translated literally means “noble [person]”. In accordance with the rules of German grammar, the word can also appear as Edle, Edlem, or Edlen depending on case, gender, and number.

Anna Kleinedler


Birth 1725 • Alwinz, Siebenbuergen, Transylvania, Romania

Death 11 JUL 1795 • Wischenka, Tsch, Russia

5th great-grandmother

Anna Kleinedler was born in 1725 in Romania. She married Elias Wipf in 1747 in her hometown. They had nine children in 16 years. She died on July 11, 1795, in Russia at the age of 70.


ID: I163966

  • Name: Anna E. K. WIPF
  • Given Name: Anna E. K.
  • Surname: Wipf
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1754 in Alwinz, Transylvania
  • Death: 24 Apr 1803 in Raditschewa, Russia
  • Baptism: 19 Mar 1769 Presetschain, Romania
  • Change Date: 7 Aug 2015 at 20:11

Father: Elias WIPF b: Bef 1728 in Alwinz, Transylvania

Mother: Anna KLEINEDLER b: 1725 in Alwinz, Transylvania

Marriage 1 Paul Johann K. HOFER b: 1751 in Carinthia, Austria•Married: 13 Nov 1773 in Wischenka, Russia

Children1.Has Children Paul Paul W. HOFER b: 14 Aug 1779 in Wischenka, Russia

I couldn’t find this name either but when I inquired on the meaning of the name broken into two parts I got “Doctor Man” which was very interesting! Arzt in German means Doctor and Mann means Man.

Anna Arztmann


Birth 1721 • Amlach, Spittal An Der Drau, Karnten, Austria

Death 31 JAN 1798 • Wirschinka, Tscherinogov, Ukraine

5th great-grandmother

Anna Arztmann was born in 1721 in Amlach, Carinthia, Austria, the daughter of Adam. She married Jerg Waldner in 1745 in Carinthia, Austria. They had seven children in 20 years. She died on January 31, 1798, in Ukraine having lived a long life of 77 years.

There was a little more about the origin of the surname Waldner.

Esther (Hester) Waldner


Birth 22 MAY 1762 • Amlach, Spittal An Der Drau, Karnten, Austria

Death 14 NOV 1828 • Tscherinogov, Ukraine, Russia, Russia

4th great-grandmother

When Esther (Hester) Waldner was born on May 22, 1762, in Amlach, Carinthia, Austria, her father, Jerg, was 48, and her mother, Anna, was 41. She married Samuel Wipf on December 7, 1780, in Russia. They had eight children in 22 years. She died on November 14, 1828, at the age of 66.


Waldner Coat of Arms / Waldner Family Crest

The surname of WALDNER was a baptismal name ‘the son of Walter’. The name was derived from the Old Norman name Valporfr, and was brought into England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Early records of the name mention Walteif (without surname) listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086. Wallef filius Arnabol was recorded in Scotland in the year 1153. Adam Walthef, was documented in County Yorkshire in 1219. Thomas de Walthe of County Sussex, was recorded during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield, and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers was the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped and flowing garment worn over the armour. The name has many variant spellings which include WALTHEW, WALDIE, WALDO, WATTHEY, WADDY, WADEY, WADIE, WEALTHY and WILTHEW. Many factors contributed to the establishment of a surname system. For generations after the Norman Conquest of 1066 a very few dynasts and magnates passed on hereditary surnames, but the main of the population, with a wide choice of first-names out of Celtic, Old English, Norman and Latin, avoided ambiguity without the need for a second name. As society became more stabilized, there was property to leave in wills, the towns and villages grew and the labels that had served to distinguish a handful of folk in a friendly village were not adequate for a teeming slum where perhaps most of the householders were engaged in the same monotonous trade, so not even their occupations could distinguish them, and some first names were gaining a tiresome popularity, especially Thomas after 1170. The hereditary principle in surnames gained currency first in the South, and the poorer folk were slower to apply it. By the 14th century however, most of the population had acquired a second name. A notable member of the name was Peter Waldo (or Valdes) born circa. 1175 the French religious leader, born in Lyon. A merchant to trade he became a preacher in Lyon (1170) and practised voluntary poverty. He was eventually excommunicated and banished from Lyon in 1184 with followers, who because of their vow of poverty were known as ‘The Holy Paupers’. They eventually became known as ‘The Waldenses’.









5 comments on “15 Jan 2017 Into the Clearing (poem), Ruby Sea Dragon caught on film for the first time and my Great Grandmothers (Kleinedler, Arztmann and Waldner)

  1. I needed a new pan recently, Jackie and decided to go with cast iron. Properly seasoned it’s non-stick. It’s perfect for breakfast, too heavy for crepes. May need to look into that copper one for flipping food. Thanks for the review! 😉 xoM

    • The only problem we’ve discovered with the copper pan is the bottom is very serrated and we are concerned it’s going to tear up the finish of our flat top stove. Always something! We had a cast iron skillet but I found it to cumbersome to work with. Very heavy!

      • Yes, that’s the problem with cast iron. I went with a 9-1/2″ one as the heaviest I could handle. The serrated bottom on the copper pan is not a concern for us as we have a conventional gas stove. So nice to get feedback from people you trust! Thanks, Jackie! 😉 xoxoM

  2. I felt joy as I heard about this sea dragons, it’s amazing that we still can discover new species… but I also learnt that the bad guys lure behind the next corner, to catch & sell this rare animals as long as the law to protect them is not valid.. :o(

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