52 Ancestors – Week #46 – Seven Years, Seven Decades, Seven Random Thoughts

It seems appropriate, on this, the seventh anniversary of my mother’s passing, to share a bit about her. Doris May Lichtenthal was born on March 5, 1932. She left this earth after, in her words, “finishing her job,” on December 2, 2011. Mom was 79. For more than seven decades, she dedicated herself to family […]

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52 Weeks – #14 "Made an Aunt" Lydia Punch Rug!!! (Maiden Aunt)

Okay – this is admittedly a real stretch for this week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks blog prompt, “Maiden Aunt.” I was struggling to think of who I could write about, not having any maiden aunts.  In fact, I have no aunts at all anymore. Nor are any of my siblings “maidens.” So – I […]

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52 Ancestors – Week #13 – The "Old Homestead"

In March 1959 we were living in a two-story garden apartment in New Haven. I had just turned 4. One sister was not quite 3 years-old and the other had just turned 1. My mother was exhausted from running up and down the stairs all day and insisted on moving to a new home – […]

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