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Family History Brick Wall: Veronica Voirol

My third great grandmother on my dad’s side was Veronica (Veronique) Voirol. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland on August 18, 1829 and came to the United States sometime before her marriage to Joseph LeMaitre on December 24, 1852. Veronica is one of my family history brick walls. Family records provide information on her birth and US census records verify at least the year. She was married in Fort Wayne, Indiana … I knew this from family stories, but have recently been able to obtain ...

The family tree

I found this on Tumblr this morning and reblogged it. I love it. The painting, titled Family Tree,  is by Vladimir Kush. Everyone interprets art differently, but this definitely represents the building of family and ancestry to me.  My favorite part is the string of flags flying between branches ... representing the diversity in all of us, not just all around us.   

Merry Christmas!

I introduced Noodle to "A Christmas Story" tonight ... she just turned 7 and I think I was 8 or 9 when I first saw it at the theater in 1983.  She laughed all the way through it, and kept asking me if Ralphie was going to shoot his eye out! As I was tucking Noodle in to bed, I remembered how I felt as a kid on Christmas Eve ... awaiting the arrival of Santa.  Back then, we didn't have the Norad Santa Tracker, but we did have Rudolph's nose ... it was actually the red light on top of a ...

Blueberry Muffins and the St. Louis World’s Fair

When I was a little girl, portraits of my dad's grandparents and great grandparents hung on the wall outside my bedroom. These are from the early 20th century and earlier ... a time when it wasn't appropriate to smile in photographs like it is today.  These portraits scared the crap out of me! Especially the one of my dad's grandfather, Charles E. Jones (1885-1938). It was like one of those scary movies where the eyes in the portraits follow you around the room. Grandpa Charlie had ...