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Adolf Kuechel: A Grateful Artist

Over the last few years I have heard Adolf mentioned. Today I took the time to ask about him properly and I am so glad I did. 515 more words

The Whole Tree


Father (second from left) and his siblings. Love that mischievous grin. He used to always be up to something.

There is a Norman Rockwell quality to this photo of them sitting on a wheel-barrow. 37 more words



Paternal grandparents. This is my favorite photo of my grandfather. There is such an intensity in his gaze.


The Tait family of Langrigg

[“Tait ” is said to be an old Norse name, signifying affection. Some curious legends connected with it are to be found in Ferguson’s English Surnames, chapter viii.] 1,341 more words


You are not happy - What are you doing about it?

My maternal grandmother turns 90 years old tomorrow, the 1st of April and my paternal grandmother turns 91 on Friday, the 3rd of April. Significant milestones for both sides of the family. 267 more words

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #13 - Lyman Wood

Relationship: 1/2 3rd Great uncle

As I have said before on ancestor #11 Sidney B. Wood, I have a much larger story that I will be publishing later on in the year that relates to my 2nd great-grandfather William Henry Hunt and three of his other brothers who fought in the Late War of the Rebellion. 981 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #12 - Katrina Adam

Relationship: 3rd Great-grandmother

I know very little about my 3rd great-grandmother Katrina Adam. Some of my information is courtesy of Elly Freeman who has corresponded with me about the Karthaeuser family. 428 more words