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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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I Saw Dead People – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a story.  Click here for Part 1. Mom and I put names, dates and places onto our family tree using Family Tree Maker software during her visit here. We were challenged to organize the information when … Continue reading

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I Saw Dead People – Part 1

You may remember the line from the movie Sixth Sense when an innocent young boy looks off in the distance and very seriously says “I see dead people”.  It isn’t my kind of movie, so I’ve never watched it; but the commercial … Continue reading

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A Simple Important Act

Most older people have collected them.  They are clipped with scissors and tucked away, often yellowed from age.  Sometimes in a scrapbook, or maybe inserted into a Bible’s pages, they show names of relatives, close or distant.  Each one represents a … Continue reading

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The Family Bed

I adored my husband’s grandmother.  She was a walking family history book, full of interesting stories and names that went farther back in years than I could comprehend.  Love flowed from her generously…through her eyes and her smile and in … Continue reading

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Generations

I did this for Mother’s Day.  While Mother’s Day has passed, it’s still May and every day is a good day to remember your mom.  It’s a bit fuzzy, but you’ll get the idea. Generations:   Generations  by Sara Groves … Continue reading

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