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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Flowers

The century plant, aka Agave Americana, blooms only rarely. My Mam-ma had one at her home in Midway, which is just east of Gulf Breeze, Florida. The plant grew by the front door of the cabin – the original cinder … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Landed

I don’t know how old I was on the most memorable fishing trip of my life. I imagine I was maybe in 3rd grade. My Pap-pa, Hoyt Cook, had a fishing boat, probably about the length of a car and … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Maps

While researching my ancestors, I often turn to maps, if for no other reason than just to see the lay of the land. I remember early in my genealogical journal, I attended a society presentation on maps, and I jotted … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Branching Out

If you’re a regular reader, you’ve read my posts about the Cook family and my missing 3rd Great Grandfather. I’ve been attempting to use DNA to identify Frances Cook’s paramour, even adding Y DNA from my mother’s brother last year. … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Favorite Photo

I can’t choose a favorite photo, so I’m going to share two of my favorite photos of people I don’t really know who they are. This first one is from my Grandma Stevens’ collection. Well, technically Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Pittman … 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: Holiday

Growing up, we didn’t always celebrate the traditional holidays with family. We often lived too far away. I think that lifestyle has made it easier to deal with COVID restrictions and separations. On the other hand, we had a lot … 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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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Changes

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge is Changes. Wow, where to begin. I grew up with frequent changes of address, as my U.S. Navy dad was assigned to new duty stations. Early on I subconsciously began … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Fun and Games

I’m three weeks behind on my genealogy posts, so I have had three weeks to think about this topic. I don’t know what games my far-off ancestors played, but my mom’s parents, Hoyt and Willie Cook, taught me Aggravation. It’s … Continue reading

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