Monthly Archives: February 2011

Vacation Pictures: Nazi Germany

In the summer and fall of 1936, my grandfather traveled to Germany.  I have posted a couple of his pictures below.  These photos are in my family’s possession.  If you download them for any purpose other than personal viewing, please … Continue reading

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These Men Were Heroes Once

When Oran Perry, former commander of the 69th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, spoke at the seventh reunion held at Winchester, Indiana on August 27, 1891, he reminded everyone “These men were heroes once.” “It is a long way back to the … Continue reading

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Underground

Finding information about your ancestors can be challenging.  Record-keeping was hit-and-miss in the past.  Even if births, deaths and marriages were recorded, sometimes the records got lost or burned up in fires or eaten by mice.  Getting beyond the records … Continue reading

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Valentine Hollingsworth

A different world.  One of the challenges of doing family history is that almost all my ancestors lived in another world–not another nation, not another place, but a different world. Life has changed so much over the past decades and … Continue reading

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Hospitality

My wife and I don’t entertain.  We don’t host people in our home.  We rarely even allow anyone to cross our threshold.  (My wife has written very amusingly about this in her own blog post at Mirrored Images.) You would … Continue reading

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Fire!

Today as I sat in the local Jiffy Lube, the entire complement of fire trucks from Station 81 went roaring through the center of our town.  I looked up to see the SUV carrying the fire chief, followed by several … Continue reading

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Blogs with Style

Last week a friend of mine, Charles Gulotta of Mostly Bright Ideas, nominated me for a “Stylish Blogger” award.  This is quite an honor for me–not for the money or the nice plaque (those are forthcoming, right Charles?)–but because I … Continue reading

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