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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Gratitude

I am thankful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving week, but this is a genealogy post, so I’m going to focus on that side of my life. I’m grateful for…. The many online resources that those aforementioned cousins didn’t … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Quite the Character

I’ve written about Pap-pa – my mother’s father, Hoyt Cook – several times before. About his different lines of work, about how he achieved prosperity, and about the practical joke he played on me (and a ‘possum). I’m writing about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Favorite Photo

I can’t say that I have “a favorite photo.” I have pictures of myself that I like. In my scanning of family photos, I have found many that I love. Nothing stands out as a “favorite of all.” I’ve been … Continue reading

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Talking about Death and Dying

> I’m always surprised when people don’t talk about what they want done after they’re gone. My mother’s parents were in their 60s when I was little, and I remember them talking about which child or grandchild would get certain … Continue reading

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