A Day of Remembrance April 12, 2019- Today is a special day for me and for Roma Mary Grace. Thirty-one years ago today Roma Clara Josephine Rasa… … Continue reading "A Day of Remembrance"
Influenza, Mary and Me April 1, 2019- I always thought that successful genealogists would get to talk about their own family. Tonight I got the opportunity to… … Continue reading "Influenza, Mary and Me"
Prussia, Prussia, Prussia February 25, 2019- I am one of those people who love to see what happened on this day in history. I often wonder… … Continue reading "Prussia, Prussia, Prussia"
Why Groundhog Day makes me think of Avon February 2, 2019- Today, Groundhog Day, is Eloise Grubb’s birthday. Many of you have never heard of her. Eloise Chastain Grubbs (1916-1986) lived… … Continue reading "Why Groundhog Day makes me think of Avon"
Ode to a Church: First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka January 23, 2019- Last week James and I were looking forward to a short excursion on Saturday. We had planned to visit Old… … Continue reading "Ode to a Church: First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka"
The Unsung Heroes Behind the Masks January 17, 2019- One hundred years ago today, on January 17th, 1919, students at the University of Missouri were required to wear masks. … … Continue reading "The Unsung Heroes Behind the Masks"
David Leong: The Man Who Blended Local and Distant Flavors to Create a Lasting Favorite January 7, 2019- Mr. David Leong, creator of Cashew Chicken [photo courtesy of leongsasiandiner.com].During our Christmas holiday travels we visited family in Southwest… … Continue reading "David Leong: The Man Who Blended Local and Distant Flavors to Create a Lasting Favorite"
Roma November 19, 2018- Roma Clara Josephine Rasa Siegel (1909-1988) was my maternal grandmother. She passed away when I was a senior in high… … Continue reading "Roma"
Uncle Bud (Part 1) November 19, 2018- Although he was born Lewis Arthur Mothersbaugh (1875-1941), our family knew him affectionately as “Uncle Bud.” Bud was married to… … Continue reading "Uncle Bud (Part 1)"
Grip, Grippe and the Spanish Lady: The 1918 Pandemic November 19, 2018- Part One: The Outbreak Genealogy is so much more than family trees, records and dates. People’s lives are shaped by… … Continue reading "Grip, Grippe and the Spanish Lady: The 1918 Pandemic"