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What needs to happen this month?

Day 2 of December Journal / Blogging Prompts made by Elizabeth Mc Nair

What needs to happen this month?

I need insane courage.

Because I have a bigger fight coming next year since I’ve endured it all this time.

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#AMonthofFaves2016 All December Long!

Wowza! We ( Tanya from GirlXOXO, Andi from Estella’s Revenge and myself) are back with #AMonthofFaves for December 2016. So here’s the deal- it’s going to be easy-peasy to join in- see a topic you want to write about- join in. 652 more words


Matrilineal Monday - St. Gallen to El Paso

My great-great-grandmother, Maria Elizabeth Rusch, was born on Christmas 1859 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her parents were J. A. and Maria (Scheuerman) Rusch. In her early years Maria worked in one of the… 253 more words

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Song-Lyric Sunday - Boat on the River by Styx

Our prompt this week on, Helen Espinosa’s fabulous Song-Lyric Sunday is a song from our first concert. Since I’ve already posted a song from “Hotel California” (that was my first concert – I was 14) I decided to post one from the group I saw second, which was Styx. 268 more words


Sentimental Sunday -Grandma Hoffmann

Grandma Velma Marie (Swing) Hoffmann died nine years ago today at the age of ninety. Even after nearly a decade, she continues to play a role in the lives of those of us who knew her, sometimes quite literally, as on one Thanksgiving when, reaching to pull rolls out of the oven in preparation for sitting down at the dining room table spread with her dishes, I could inexplicably detect her scent. 742 more words

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Sympathy Saturday - Mrs. Samuel Slagel

My great-great-grandmother, Mary (Demler) Slagel, has appeared in a number of posts here, but I had not yet posted her obituary:


Mrs. Samuel Slagel passed away at her home in this city [ 198 more words

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Thriller Thursday - Boy Scout Tragedy

Fifty-five years ago this weekend, what should have been a fun Boy Scout camping trip ended in tragedy for 15-year-old Richard Samuels. Richard was my seventh cousin twice removed, a fellow Wilson descendant, and had already experienced more than his fair share of hard times. 580 more words

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