The phone rang. It was Mom.
“I want you to write a blog post about Mrs. Bridgewater.”
I recognized the name, and knew I’d heard the story before, but I asked her to tell me the story again. The story about the day my older brother was born.
Over the last few years, since I “retired” and have more time for reading, I’ve learned that historical nonfiction books are a great way to help fill in the blanks of our ancestor stories.
Let me give you a few examples.
The Conquest of the Missouri by Joseph Mills Hanson
My great great grandmother Eva (Specht) Rumping and her one year old daughter Continue reading
As part of a photo challenge that I’m participating in, I posted these pictures and story to my Instagram feed today. And I thought I’d share the same here.
Today is Day 12 of this month’s #genealogyphotoaday challenge and the word is “neighborhood”.
This is the house my grandfather Jack Blacker built after the 1935 earthquake that destroyed my grandparents’ home. Continue reading