Four Families, Three Generations and Two “Strangers” June 22, 2019 - Gathering at the Raiffeisen / Mothersbaugh House ca. 1910, Syracuse, (Morgan County) MO (back to front, left to right) Ida… … Continue reading "Four Families, Three Generations and Two “Strangers”"
D-Day: Why It Matters June 6, 2019 - As we experience the 75th anniversary of the day the Allied Forces invaded Europe it is worth noting why the… … Continue reading "D-Day: Why It Matters"
The Gateway Arch is calling May 7, 2019 - The first time I experienced the Gateway Arch I didn’t really “see” it. My mother was pregnant with your truly the… … Continue reading "The Gateway Arch is calling"
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"