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It's Been A While

I suddenly realised that it has been over a year since I last blogged! It never ceases to amaze me how fast the time flies by.. 160 more words

Jewellery Making

Flying High

Pam’s Pictorama Photo Post: Quite frankly, I saw those plates on the wall with the airplanes and kept being drawn back to this photo which I ultimately purchased, uncontested, on eBay recently. 425 more words

The Suitcase

Woke up from a nap this afternoon (I’ve been rather unwell today, it’s finally easing up!) to find an message waiting for me on Ancestry. A distant Taplin (biological maternal side) relative had forwarded an email she’d received from someone who had found a suitcase of letters, documents and photos at the op shop she works at, and the surname of the family portrayed in these items happened to be Taplin! 105 more words

A Gift for My Grandmother's Service

This isn’t Kalamazoo history, unless you consider that Kalamazoo is pretty darn close to Chicago. My paternal grandmother,┬áMarie Klein Hanson Wakefield, was from Elmhurst and Chicago, Illinois, and for much of her work life she was the head fitter at the 28 Shop at Marshall Field & Company at the corner of State and Washington in Chicago. 181 more words


Seattle, Washington, August 20, 1942

Pam’s Pictorama Photo Post: The post office delivered yesterday and we at Pictorama are back on board writing about these two wonderful photo album pages purchased recently. 512 more words

The Lullaby as a family heirloom

I’m talking about your every day, run of the mill, possibly out of tune (but it doesn’t matter) lullabies. They don’t have to be anything fancy, and they may be the same songs that many other families sang and cherished as their own. 354 more words


The Importance of Passing Down Memories To Your Children

Going about your business, sometimes the daily wear and tear of life, chores, cooking and cleaning has a detrimental effect on some of the things you love most dearly. 592 more words