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.
My father's older brother, Uncle Augie, was always my favorite uncle. In addition to sharing a passion for baseball, my uncle tried to teach me golf and enjoyed talking about the Milwaukee Braves. While living on the farm, I always looked forward to Uncle Augie's visits.
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.
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.
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.
When you start blathering on about illegals, I start thinking of every time my family had to watch your ancestors assimilate to their new "American" way of life.
The best place to begin your family tree (family history or genealogy) is with yourself. You will need to write down your birth date and place, marriage date and place (if married), and proceed from there. It is always a good idea to make note of...
Why do we have names? Could we do without them and if we did what would we call ourselves. If we have to have names, what on earth to we call our children and why?
My great-grandma Bertha Kuehn immigrated to the U.S. with five kids in 1882. Until her death in 1923, great-grandma lived a challenging and colorful life on the Door County Peninsula of Wisconsin.
James William Dockery Born in 1768, Died in 1855 (Cherokee,NC) He had six children all living around the county of Buncombe. James married a woman by the name of Nancy, he is the oldest Dockery mentioned in the "Dockerys of Dixie" book, and is the...