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I Met My 97-Year-Old Great-Grandfather for the First Time!

This past week in Dominica, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting for the very first time my great-grandfather, Aborfield Rabess. Going into this encounter, I wasn’t sure what to expect. 595 more words


Union Village Memories Part 1

Do you have fond memories of your growing up experience that stay with you always? I think we filter certain memories, some we keep deep in our heart and soul and revisit for a good smile from time to time. 382 more words


The Cloud Story

Dear Zooni,

Goa/Mumbai 2017

Sometimes we sit on the deck chair by the poolside and gaze up in the sky. We look at the floating clouds and when I ask you what you see, you invent some story. 146 more words

It was 79 years ago today..

Curious that I should find this letter, next in line to be published, on the anniversary of its creation. My Great-Grandfather wrote to my Grandfather on 12 April 1939, a day of ‘warm weather’ – oh how I wish it were warm here today, another gloomy, grey-sky day in London. 784 more words


My Great Grandfather, Chester Earl Shumate

This is a really cool picture of my Great grandfather, Chester Earl Shumate. Really want to learn more about him, but those who really knew him, are gone.And it seems, those who are still alive, were too disappointed in him to have anything good to say. 100 more words


International Women’s Day...

Brilliant, strong women! We all strive to be one! Our maternal Great-Grandmother was the youngest of sixteen children born to a tea house owner and his wife in Northeastern Hungary. 460 more words

Successful Journey

On the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday we traveled inland from Huntington Beach to see my pop. This would be the first time Pop would meet Addy, his youngest great granddaughter. 404 more words