This year I created something special for my family, friends and connections-all in secret!
Tag: family history
Zebra Wrangling: Managing those pesky symptoms
In late summer 2018, I took a trip with my mother to Entwistle, Alberta, in Canada where her mother was born. It had been over a year since I had … Continue reading Zebra Wrangling: Managing those pesky symptoms
Where I’m From: An Original Poem
Wondering why I’ve decided to share so many poems lately? Well, tomorrow, March 21st IS World Poetry Day! Here’s my next one, which actually was recorded first in this particular … Continue reading Where I’m From: An Original Poem
How Irish Am I?
When my daughter and her husband bought me a DNA test for my birthday a few years ago, I was thrilled to confirm that I was almost as Irish as … Continue reading How Irish Am I?
The Ink in Our Veins
When I entered the family history center that stormy April afternoon, I had one thing on my mind; I had never seen a photo of my father’s father. I was 46 and I had never seen my grandfather’s face.
I typed his name into the search bar on the site, Newspapers.com, “George R. Slighte,” the results came back instantly.
She Read Me
I hadn’t spent much time with her in person….But we had spent time together….
One week ago today, my fourth grandchild was born. She is the first child of my last child; the baby girl of my baby girl. Yes, I am a happy … Continue reading Grandma Duty
A Veterans Day Thank You
I want to talk about the many brave men and their families who make up the Veteran heritage that I have discovered during my genealogical inquiries. My grandfather, George Ronald … Continue reading A Veterans Day Thank You