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A Meaty Heritage

A Meaty Heritage

It’s day 16 of the Family History Writing Challenge and I’m feeling grateful that I’m not a vegetarian. It’s bad enough to have to face the dire fates of various family members while exploring the past; I’m not sure I could cope with feeling guilty about the fact that they were butchers. My ambivalence –nay,Continue Reading

The Return of Martin Kornmehl

The Return of Martin Kornmehl

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since last February,  when I took the Family History Writing Challenge. It was a terrific focusing tool and I highly recommended it — though I’m going to have to pass this go round. That said, I have stories of two close family members, a great uncle andContinue Reading

In Memory of a Twice-Lost Cousin, Gigi Michaels

In Memory of a Twice-Lost Cousin, Gigi Michaels

Once upon a time — a little more than a year ago — I believed I had far more friends than I had family members. My parents are both long gone, and I thought my sister and my nieces were my only blood relatives. No paternal or maternal cousins were on my radar. I regrettedContinue Reading