Michelle Spencer speaks at the National World War I Musuem on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic November 18, 2018 -
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"