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Starting your Family History Record

There are lots of ways to record family history and begin your life story. It makes sense to start with information about yourself.  Then make a list of relatives you know.  Next to names, put any information you know about them.  … Continue reading

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Bitten By Nostalgia

I’ve been thinking a lot about my Great Aunt Freda lately.  It feels like Aunt Freda is as much a part of me as my pinkie finger.  I don’t think of it every minute, but I know the memories are … Continue reading

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Answering the Million Dollar Question, Why? – Part 1-Embroidery

When we are searching for reasons why bad things have happened or are happening to us, there are many things to consider.  Two stories follow. “When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would … Continue reading

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Great Grandma in a Box – Part 3

I’ve shared that my Great Grandma Nina was a hard worker and thought deeply. We  also discover she showed kindness to others as evidenced in the note she wrote shown below.  I’m sure she was kind routinely, but her kindness … Continue reading

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Stories Without Words

I started scanning pictures to the computer years ago and it has morphed into ridiculously huge computer files of family history on all four sides.  Every time I think I’m done, a new file or plastic bin of pictures or … Continue reading

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Watering the Family Tree

I wrote this in January, after my Mom visited and thoughts were swirling around in my head. It’s all still settling in and I expect it will take some time to absorb it.  There has been a kind of drought … Continue reading

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