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Traveling the Country

I recently ran across a kind of quiz on Facebook that suggested identifying the states you’d lived in and those you’d visited. I started adding my icons right away. I knew the states where I’d lived – where my dad … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Favorite Find

It’s inevitable, entering a third year of the 52 Ancestors challenge, that the prompts will evoke stories I’ve told previously. I’ve written about several favorite finds before. Today will be a tale of two cities. Well, one’s more of a … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Foundations

It’s a new year for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Amy Johnson Crow’s weekly challenge to write and share family history information and discoveries. When I saw the prompt for week one, my first thought was construction, and that reminded … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Lines

This week’s topic in the 52 Ancestors challenge is really wide open. I could right about family lines, or learning lines for a play. But I decided to write about bylines. Merriam-Webster defines a byline as “a line at the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Homemade

Probably about three years ago, my mom and I attended a meeting of the Baldwin County Genealogical Society that was all about flour sack and feed sack cloth. This was something I knew about, because my mother had talked about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Strength

My maternal grandfather, Hoyt Cook, was a talker. That’s probably why I tell many stories about him in this blog, because I heard his stories often when I was growing up. One of the stories he shared was about how … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Thankful

This year, I give genealogical thanks once again for my mother and her memories that have helped me to make good progress on the family tree. I’m also grateful for the growing number of online resources that allow me to … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Storm

I’ve lived a lot of my life in Florida, so the word ‘storm’ to me conjures up memories of hurricanes. I remember my Pap-pa, Hoyt Cook, talking about a hurricane, but I don’t know when – before they had names … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis, or The Big C Strikes Again

Three or four months ago, probably, I noticed a bit of swelling on my neck. I didn’t think too much of it. Then my husband asked me about it. I brought it up to the nurse practitioner at the gynecologist’s … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Voting

My mom’s dad is the first person I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Hoyt Cook ran for county commissioner when my mom was growing up. I have … Continue reading

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