Category Archives: family

Family trees, twigs and broken branches

Family comes in many shapes and sizes these days, a far cry from the traditional four-person family of the 1950s.  How fortunate for us.  If some of you have been bitten by the genealogy bug as I have, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Embracing the past…

In the past few years, I’ve done a tremendous amount of genealogy.  I find it fascinating and have learned things I would never have known.  Why is it important to me?  I don’t have a good answer but I am … Continue reading

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“Off we go…”

Some of you may recognize those three words as the beginning of the U.S. Air Force song.  As a kid I knew them as the words to the Army Air Corps song.  My dad was a member of the Army … Continue reading

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A “past” obsession…

My closest friends know how keen I am on history, especially as it relates to genealogy.  A few years ago I began to delve into the paternal side of my mother’s family and it wasn’t long until it became a … Continue reading

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Fighting the good fight…

My family is very small.  When we suffer a loss, it has a huge impact.  Last Friday, my uncle departed this life for a well-deserved rest in the hereafter.  I’m so glad I was able to be immersed in his … Continue reading

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The season of giving…

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything.  My apologies.  While I admit my job uses up most of my energy, I have to learn to take time for my writing.  But then, I need to get back to … Continue reading

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The insight of our elders…

The protagonist of my novel, Meg Riley, sustains the loss of her parents at a fairly young age.  Fortunately for her she has two wonderful maternal grandparents who fill the void and guide her through her young adult life during … Continue reading

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Family

There are three of us in my family:  my mom, her brother and me.  They’re part of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” and deserve to be.  Though my uncle continues to experience a myriad of health problems and related surgeries, his … Continue reading

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