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I will return to regularly posting January [...]
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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
One of the great things about the Christmas seasons is the music.
I love Christmas carols! I have even been known to listen to them in the summer time.
Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite Christmas carols as sung by DD’s local high school choir a few years ago. What a [...]
Perhaps I should entitle this post: How to Hang a Christmas Ornament Without a Hook.
A little background first….My maternal grandmother was Cecile White Howard (1917-1983). She passed away when I was 18. Fast forward to 1989 when I had my own apartment and my very first “grown-up” Christmas tree. My grandfather (Lester Howard) had [...]
Christmas is rapidly approaching and I’ve been thinking about what I will bake and what I will serve for Christmas dinner. I expect I’ll do the usual – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce (homemade, of course!), and the sweet potato casserole my family loves. Brussel sprouts have made their way into the Christmas menu in the [...]
There is no doubt the holiday season keeps one very busy. Shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, traveling…..all as we celebrate Christmas.
Our family has a number of other exciting non-holiday events to celebrate as well.
We have a number of late November through New Year’s Day birthdays to celebrate. I don’t know how [...]
December 12, 2012
I almost missed the 12/12/12 significance until I came across this great post at Leaves for Trees. Heather wrote about 12 ancestors she would like to meet, 12 questions she would like to ask and 12 things she would like to tell. What a fun concept for today.
Leaves For Trees [...]
One of the great things about pursuing my family history has been interviewing the older generations on both sides of my family. I am fortunate to have interviewed my grandmother on several occasions. (I look forward to more interviews in the future.)
From an interview a couple of years ago, I recently [...]
As I have been working with various photographs, I am noticing little things in them I hadn’t noticed before. For example, I discovered my great grandmother was left handed.
It turns out that Harriet Elliott Richardson (Hattie), mother of Esther Richardson Talbott was left handed, too.
Here is a photograph [...]