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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019 - #8 - Family Photo

Robert Sidney (Sid) Foreman and Grace Irene Squires Foreman 1904

I am very lucky to have known my great grandfather Robert Sidney Foreman born in 1871 in Time, Pike County, Illinois. 475 more words

Family History

Her Defining Image

By J. L. Starkey

And now I'm glad I didn't know 
The way it all would end

The way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance…
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Hidden Within

In the lounge, Marty bent over another crate. He filled it with books replete with childhood memories: his mother reading him to sleep even when he was old enough not to need it. 721 more words

Flash Fiction

Vera Winchester Johnson

Vera Elizabeth Winchester was born on March 10, 1893 in Amery, Polk, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of William W. Winchester and Maggie Ann Gafney. 53 more words

J. Wendell Research


In the fall of 1961, a smiling couple poses for a photo. The handsome man drapes his arm around his lovely bride while she holds their three-month-old daughter. 255 more words

Family Stories

The Letters

Anyone who has had a conversation with me in the past couple years most likely knows about the letters.  The letters my sister and I found in my mom’s attic.   883 more words

What I Said at My Father's Funeral

Nine years ago I volunteered to give the life sketch at my father’s funeral. Below are the remarks I prepared.

Louis Albert Kirby was the cherished only child of…

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