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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Week 4 of 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks asks which ancestor I would invite to dinner if I could do that. This was actually an easy choice for me. I would invite my great-grandmother, Maggie THOMAS. Margaret Ann GRANT THOMAS (1870-1948) was my maternal grandmother’s mother. Maggie lived at a wonderful crossroads of time in my family’s […]

My oldest heirloom: Jane Thomas’ iron

The theme for this week’s 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks is longevity. Jane Thomas’ iron is not only the heirloom I have that’s lasted the longest, it will probably be the longest lasting heirloom for generations to come in my family. After all, it’s made of iron! Elizabeth Jane (Jane) DAVIS THOMAS (1828-1911) was the daughter of […]

52 Ancestors/52 Weeks: my favorite photo

Week two’s prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Favorite Photo. Below is my favorite photo. It was taken in the backyard of the row house in Frederick, Maryland where my father lived with his grandparents. The handsome young man in the foreground is my father, Charles Leroy HEISER (1913-2001). He was raised by […]

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