My father told us some fascinating stories of growing up in southern Indiana, right on the Ohio River. He was a funny practical joker and here are some of his stories: A lasting memorial and tribute.
About a jillion times growing up I wished I could learn about my ancestors. Later I found most of the information I sought. Then thanks to DNA testing, I found out more than I wanted to know.
The strong presence and influence of grandparents in a child's life is gift, and enriches all of their lives. Here are my experiences with my grandparents and being a grandparent myself.
Honest thoughts about sibling relationship.
Two stories from the Austro-Hungarian Empire passed down through oral tradition are featured. The Waternick, an anonymous Slavic tale, appears as an audio-video.
Quotes about aunts from literature, both old and modern.
Long Crendon near Thame is the home of the Needle Makers. This huge cottage industry literally took over a whole village, and was run by the Shrimptons, just one link of my family tree!
This is a direct family tree genealogy from William Bobbitt born 1645 in Glamorganshire England down to Donald Wilson Bobbitt born 1946 in Lynchburg Virginia. It also includes the known names of each generations children.
A first-person account of one late August night in 1962. A bio-sketch of the author's father and a detailed description of the family's old farmhouse in Tawas, Michigan.
Henry W Schmidt and Anna Waldvogel were 19th century immigrants who married in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then settled in central Wisconsin. This is their story before and after marriage.