12 Treasures I Can See From My Couch!

The prompt for this week’s 52 Ancestors blog challenge is 12. The most obvious thing would be for me to write about my 12 siblings but I think I’ve covered that fairly well in the past!! So, in keeping with my own challenge this year to document Our Stuff, let me share some treasures with […]

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Large Family? More Like a Bramble-bush Than a Tree!

The prompt for this week’s 52 Ancestors challenge is “Large Family.” Oh boy, can I relate to that one!! Both my parents came from small families. My dad had one sibling, my Aunt Jessica. His parents also had only one sibling each. A little unusual in the early 1900s. My mom was an only child. […]

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RootsTech Report #4 – Cool Family Tree Treasures for Your Home!

I’ve mostly recuperated from my whirlwind week at RootsTech 2019. Since I’m procrastinating working on my dollhouse book, doing “real” work, and haven’t decided what to write for this week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, it seems a great time to share some of the cool stuff I found in the Expo Hall. I […]

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Rootstech Report #3 – WordPress vs Blogger

Note: This post is more “techie” than genealogy-based, so feel free to stop reading if the topic doesn’t interest you. I wont be offended. (Because I won’t even know!!) One of my goals for this past week was learn about the WordPress blogging platform. I registered for a WordPress account FIVE years ago when I […]

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My first WordPress post!

Thursday was a super busy day. Cheryl and I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out the best way to get this pic accomplished. A lovely young man, Chris Danson,a volunteer for Rootstech took pity on us and came over to take this great picture!!

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RootsTech Report #2 – Wednesday

After a leisurely breakfast at J.B.s Restaurant ($7.95 All You Can Eat Senior Citizen Breakfast Buffet!), we headed across the street for our first official day at RootsTech 2019. I steeled myself for the mass of humanity we had experienced last year. Again, congrats to the organizers! Gone were the lengthy lines. No more badge […]

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RootsTech Report #1- Arrival Day – Tuesday Feb. 26

Well – I finally have a few moments to report on this year’s RootsTech escapade with my “partner in crime,” Cheryl. What a different experience we are having compared to last year. Not that last year was bad. But we spent most of RootsTech 2018 either in a fog due to brain overload or nearly […]

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My Parents’ Divorce Decree

I remember going to the lawyer’s office with my mother. It must have been sometime in 1963. The lawyer offered me a purple lollipop. It tasted like soap! Put me off grape pops to this day! I’m not sure of the purpose of the visit but my guess is my mother was filing the papers […]

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They Watch Over Us – Family Photos

Two family pictures have been hanging in our dining room for years. Rosa Weiss Oppenheim The first one is a portrait of my great-aunt Rosa Weiss Oppenheim. Rosa was born in Austria in 1868 and died at the very young age of 32, leaving two young children to be raised by their father Max. The […]

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Love My Collections- They’re “Food for My Soul”

This week will be kind of a “cheat week” for me. I’ve been fighting a low-grade fever which has impacted my ability to focus (aka “thinking and writing!) As would be expected around Valentine’s Day, the most recent prompt for the 52 Ancestors challenge was “love.” Now, Valentine’s Day is probably one of my most-disliked […]

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