brighter days

The story goes something like this: when I was very small our family (grandparents and aunts and uncles too) rented one of the condos here in Ocean City, Maryland for two weeks (which was a big deal back then…a very big deal…two weeks!). 73 more words

Old Houses

Empty nest, full belly

Tuesday night I had a bowl of cereal, a handful of radishes and a bottle of Summer Shandy for dinner. Wednesday, I ate chicken from a can. 392 more words

Speculation on Timing of Ancestral Name Changes

I have evidence of three surnames in my ancestral line which I have traced by records back to Thomas hunt (Sr.) who was born ca 1787 in North Carolina according to the 1950 Blount County, TN federal census. 310 more words

North Carolina

The Kangaroo Soap Company

Years ago when I visited my Great Aunt (the same one I helped confirm Lake Street) I asked her about her grandfather, Jesse Wallace. He’d died in 1909 when her mother, Grace, was only nine years old and (obviously) my Aunt never had the opportunity to know him. 949 more words

Family Stories

Beatrix's Birthday

Beatrix Potter was born on 28 July 150 years ago.  There can be few people in the western world who haven’t been delighted by her charming characters, … 181 more words

Books I've Read

Green. Heart. (For Aunt Patsy)

Throughout most of my life, my beloved aunt Patsy and I have written one another letters. We shared garden stories, she offered me practical homemaking advice and recipes, and we simply chatted. 156 more words

Family Portrait Photographer

So excited about my new venture photographing family stories. Obviously since having a baby of my own has moved me more in this direction which feels so natural. 67 more words