January 27, 2020 -International Holocaust Rememberance Day

I have begun work on my newest project: the story of my great-grandfather’s quest for reparations following the loss of his businesses to the Nazis in 1938 Vienna, Austria. Despite signs all around them, Sigmund Lichtenthal and his wife, the former Rosa Berger did not deem the situation dire enough to leave Vienna. My research […]

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Christmas Eve – 2019

This year marks an important milestone in my family. It’s the first Christmas Eve not being celebrated at my childhood home. Ever since I can remember, there was a Christmas Eve party at Goebel Road. Whether I attended or not – it happened. Despite being 100% Ashkenazi Jew, both my parents celebrated Christmas. Before they […]

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Cool Technology – Map and Photo Overlays

While doing research on my maternal family’s businesses in Vienna, Austria I came across a pretty cool feature on the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM.) With their technology, one can view a historical photo and then with the overlay feature see what the location looks like today. I thought I would […]

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Missing Mom – Dec. 2, 2011

Today is the eighth anniversary of my mother’s passing. I have written many times about my mom – her love of food, miniatures, collections, her family, etc. Today I planned to focus on her love of music. As I prepared this post it began to sound very familiar. Whoops! I already wrote basically the same […]

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Celebrating Success!

Perhaps you’ve noticed the absence of posts from me. Or, more likely, you just received this post and thought to yourself, “Oh yeah—where has she been since June 26?” Well, let me fill you in. Following “Road Trip 2019”, I returned home to a houseful. Our youngest daughter and her little family stayed with us […]

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I Think I May Be In Trouble – The Story of Jennifer the Doll

As I mentioned in my last post, my sister Betsy brought me a little “giftie” last night. Technically, this post is right in line with my genealogy theme for the year, “Our Stuff.” Hopefully, it will also signal my return to writing after a few months absence. This is a rather long post, but I […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Days 7 and 8

Day 7 Today was basically a travel day. We headed south towards Rock Springs, Wyoming which would be our destination for the night. Rock Springs to Boulder is only about 5 hours so not a terrible drive. Here are a few pics from the drive. Bye bye Idaho! We spent our last night on the […]

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Road Trip 2019- Day 4

Another long driving day for Scott. We started out with getting him some new shades!! Good idea since the weather has been great the last couple days. Today is a bit chilly but sunny. Yay! We started the day by heading to Bighorn National Forest in the Bighorn Mountains which are a sister range of […]

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