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Coloring photographs: another of my mom’s talents

A few weeks back, the prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks was COLOR. Here’s my story, better late than never. There are no colorful names in my family or anyone that I really consider to be a colorful character, but there were (and still are) a lot of artistic people in my family. My […]

The Musical Martins

Music is the prompt for this week. I don’t have a specific story, but I can tell you about music in my mom’s family. Being 18 years older than me, my cousin Rose Marie GANUS WARD (1941-2015) experienced our grandparents, aunts, and uncles in a different way that I did. For one thing, our Grandpop […]

They were celebrities for a day

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompt for this week is: Travel. When traveling to Alaska my grandmother, uncle, and aunt were ‘celebrities’ for a day. Here’s the story. Grandma suffers a loss In May 1966, my great-aunt, Aggie THOMAS JEFFORDS (1897-1966), passed away. She was the last of my grandmother’s original family. Grandma (Florrie […]

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