Category Archives: Genealogy


Five 11s Eleven 5s A half century and a half decade. Two score plus a half score plus a quarter score years. I can’t and never could drive fifty-five. I was almost five when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. … Continue reading

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Update from the Eastern Front

My grandmother, Doris, often wished she could reconnect with her mother’s relatives in Europe in her latter years.  But the ravages of two World Wars followed by the dropping of the Iron Curtain across most of eastern Europe made genealogical … Continue reading

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Perfectly Preserved 1950s Home Is A Living Time Capsule This goes out to my hubby who is a product of the 50s. And to my dad and uncle who were boys and teenagers during that decade. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any … Continue reading

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To Scream or Keep Silent, That Is the Dying Question

September went into a tailspin about a week ago.  I can’t remember the last time I actually received personal good news from family or friends.  Death or dying and depression crowd around me, jostling for position and attention, blotting out … Continue reading

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Twenty-Two Twenty Eleven

I saw the waxing moon last night near Spica and Saturn.  Twenty-two years ago, the moon was full while I labored to bring Rachelle into the world.  Compared to her brother three years and four months earlier, childbirth the second … Continue reading

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Remembering and Missing My Grandmother

The first anniversary of my Grandmother’s passing is tomorrow, which also would have been her eighty-ninth birthday.  I preserved an electronic copy of her obituary and my memories (compiled a couple of days before she died).  I still have not … Continue reading

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Family Funk

I can’t seem to shake this funk I’m in.  All motivation for any activity has evaporated from me.  I could blame it on the heat, but that would be a lie, since I’ve felt wonky from back in May when … Continue reading

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