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Horsing Around at a Family Reunion

While scanning, consolidating, labeling and ordering pictures on the computer, I was concentrating on recording history. I documented facts about my parents, grandparents and other ancestors. I had immersed myself in the past. However, life requires us to step out … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink

Humble and reserved, she rarely spoke about herself or expressed an opinion. She would answer some questions about her life, although guardedly. Often, she would shrug off questions she may have considered too personal. I describe her personality to explain … Continue reading

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Merci Train Car

Sitting on our state’s fairgrounds is a train car with an written explanation. This train car grabbed my attention. After learning more about it, it grabbed my heart. For it proves that even after things as senseless and barbaric as … Continue reading

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The Red Basket

I look across the room and see our red basket.  It used to be just a basket until Mr. Legs painted it and it was given a special job.  It holds Christmas greetings that trickled in during the month of … Continue reading

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Nickels

Tucked away at our house, in a safe place with other important items, are two rolls of nickels.  They are wrapped in the paper sleeves that people use to roll coins themselves. On those paper wrappings is handwritten “1958”. Upon … Continue reading

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Moments Through Time – Aunt and Uncle

Sometimes I go through my family picture files to organize them. In doing so, I continue to be sidetracked by the way pictures work with each other. Recently, as I scrolled through Freda’s pictures, arranged by date, I watched her … Continue reading

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About Those Photos…

If you have looked at the age progression photos I’ve put together and shared here over the last weeks, you have seen men and women physically transform through pictures as they age.  For me, and others who knew them personally, the changing faces represent … Continue reading

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Moving Through Time – Grand People

Thanks to the  generosity of others, we are fortunate to have a great number and variety of pictures of our relatives and ancestors.  Over the past few years, I have used Photoshop to crop and adjust the lighting of pictures. … Continue reading

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5 History Lessons Genealogy Has Taught Me

In working on our family tree, I benefited from using charts and documents already filled in by other family members who did extensive work.  I’ve also benefited from having the wonders of modern technology available to me.  Notes I jotted … Continue reading

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PART 3 – I Saw Dead People

This is Part 3.  Please click here for Part 1 or here for Part 2. My Mom and I worked together on our family tree during two week-long visits she made to my home.  As she leafed through notes and … Continue reading

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