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Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll

Here we are gathered for another week. This week we’re here in a virtual cemetery. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 276 more words

Fatherless, Childless

I recently realized I am in a fairly unique position. There is no paternal bond left in my life. Both of my grandfathers are gone, my father is deceased, and I have no children. 272 more words

Thoughts On The Life Of One

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #40 - Carl Havens Strait

Relationship: Great uncle

Carl Havens Strait was a turkey farmer and a motel owner.

His full obituary reads:

“Carl Strait” – Andover Twp. – Carl H. 726 more words


What's in a name?

I recently read a joke in which there were two brothers, who had the same name ‘John’. One brother was a tourist bus operator, while the other was an undertaker. 405 more words

Everyday Moments

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #39 - William Strait

Relationship: 3rd Great-grandfather

As I get towards the end of this project, #39 of 52, I find that I’m starting to run into the people I have scarce information on. 631 more words


Self-(h)-Armed is Pre-“Warned”

no music or


to chew on



but not


my noose



like shoestrings


on a


not trying to… 12 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #38 - Daniel Bonser

Relationship: 3rd Great-grandfather

This post begins with some of my great-grandmother Anna (Karthaeuser) Repsher’s family records.

According to this handwritten sheet, Daniel (I will discuss the fact that I have Daniel as his name where this has James a bit later) was the second husband of Emmaline whose first husband was John Heckman. 699 more words