month : 01/2018 3 results

The Longevity of Family Lore: The Ghosts

This post is inspired by the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by Amy Johnson Crow. The week 3 challenge is “Longevity”. As defined, longevity means long life or long existence. Today, looking for inspiration, I asked Noodle if she knew what longevity meant. She just turned 11 so I didn't expect a "yes". I didn't get one either. After I explained the meaning and told her it was my article theme for this week, she said I should write about ghosts! Yep. Ghosts. According to ...

My Favorite Photo of my Grandma

This post is inspired by the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by Amy Johnson Crow. The week 2 challenge is "Favorite Photo". My Time Machine The hallway in my house is like a time machine. One that takes you back 150 years through family photos, old cookbooks, and little trinkets that represent various lives well lived. There are photos of people we grew up with and those of people we only met through family stories. I love all of the photos that scatter these shelves. ...

My Love of Genealogy: An Origin Story

I’m at it again this year … 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, thanks to Amy Johnson Crow. The theme for week one is “Start”. Oh, so many ways to interpret that. But we all start somewhere … The Start of it All   I was 11 years old when I fell in love with history - specifically the American Civil War era - in large part due to historical fiction author John Jakes and his Orry Maine. It wasn’t so much the history we’re taught in school … dates, places, and names of ...