Daily Archives: July 1, 2011


As I begin my piece for the Loose Bloggers Consortium this week, I would like to ask you to pause for a moment and think of Conrad and his family who were bereaved last weekend by the death of Conrad’s father Joe.  Over the past couple of years Joe had become familiar to us through Conrad’s writing and one very moving post – Fathers Are Sons’ Templates is an excellent example of the love and affection they had.  I was fortunate to have spoken to Joe via Skype, not all that long ago.   May Joe Rest in Peace and may Corky and the family find acceptance and strength in the strong bond of love between them.

Our topic today was chosen by Delirious


I could write reams about my ancestors, but so much of it would be repetition and boring for some long time readers.  I have decided instead to pick four posts from my archive.  Two are written posts sandwiched between two podcasts.  I hope you will enjoy them.

Which Branch are You? (Podcast)

My 3rd Great Maternal Grandfather 1763 – 1836

Who would you like to meet from past history?

My paternal Great Grandmother 1840 – 1921

History in the Making

My Maternal Granny 1884 – 1968

Who needs a Notebook? (Podcast)

Mammy 1914 -1996