Category Archives: Good Old Days

Reminiscing, memories, family stories

F is for Field Trips!

Gravestone of Sarah Niles One of the most enjoyable aspects of doing family history is visiting the places where your ancestors lived. With so much available on the internet now, some may feel like they can get away with being … Continue reading

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C is for Church Records

For every birth, marriage and death record, there may also be a baptism, marriage and burial record to be found in church registers. Many of these types of records throughout the world have been photographed and stored on microfilm by … Continue reading

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B is for Birth Certificate

   One of the best primary sources for genealogical research is the birth certificate. The reason this is one of the best is because it contains information usually provided by a person who was actually there at the time of … Continue reading

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A is For Ancestor

It’s serendipitous that the theme I have chosen for my 26-day A-Z Challenge starts with the first letter of the alphabet. As you may have learned from some previous posts, one of my passions is genealogy and family history. I … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Golden Years

Write…a synopsis of your memoir. What are some significant milestones in your life? Which age was the best, and which was the worst? For this challenge, I was reminded of a book I ran across called, “Not Quite What I … Continue reading

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The Big 1-2

It all started when I went to a fair and got my fortune from a gypsy fortune-telling machine for a quarter. The fortune said, “The onyx stone is your lucky stone.” So, I had to have one! I badgered my parents … Continue reading

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My Hero

My dad was a hero to five-year-old me. He is still my hero today. This is one of my favorite photos of him as a young heartthrob in the Fifties. Despite dropping out of high school before graduating, my dad … Continue reading

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Haiku Challenge #4

Holiday Haiku 4 #4 Doorbell breaks the calm; Children’s voices ringing out: “We’re at Gramma’s home!”

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Haiku Challenge #3

Holiday Haiku #3 Winter night, skate pond; Hot cocoa may warm cold hands– Friendship warms our hearts. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/challenge-haiku/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

So what would you expect from a librarian?! The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, is a favorite because of its many layers of meaning. On the surface (it’s even shelved in the “Juvenile” section of the library) it is … Continue reading

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