Wandering down memory lane and recounting the stories of my families.
|Posted by Patricia Dettloff on August 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
“A B C D goldfish?
L M N O goldfish!
O S A R!
C M P N?”
Sitting on the back or the bow of our boat, this ditty was repeated every time someone was fishing off the side, whether...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Patricia Dettloff on June 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Remember being able to take a walk and visit your relatives who lived on the same block? When our ancestors came to America, they stayed together not only in their thoughts and hearts, but on the same block!
I look back fondly of visits to Gramma ‘Carroll’s when we would each day take our walk and stop partway down the block to visit Uncle Vern and Aunt Ruth. A little snack, some time to talk and off we’d go further down t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Patricia Dettloff on April 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Within the last few months, I’ve found a number of families and/or a family member in the US Census reports posted on Ancestry.com.
One find was especially exciting.
My maternal grandmother had a cousin who was a nun. We would visit the convent at St. Bernard’sRead Full Post »
|Posted by Patricia Dettloff on April 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Today I received a phone call from someone who got my number from the local historical society president. He knew what families I was researching and knew he could send this woman my way. Lo and behold, she is related through the Rose line through a brother of my great-grandfather. Jennifer, it was great meeting you and I hope we can keep in touch.
Also, the president is very...Read Full Post »