Memories and Faces

Putting our footprints in the sands of time for our children

Memory Lane

Wandering down memory lane and recounting the stories of my families.

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Summer on the lake

Posted by Patricia Dettloff on August 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (4)


“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 re...

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The family ties that bind

Posted by Patricia Dettloff on June 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments 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...

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Don't you just love finding treasures?

Posted by Patricia Dettloff on April 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Within the last few months, I’ve found a number of families and/or a family member in the US Census reports posted on

One find was especially exciting.

My maternal grandmother had a cousin who was a nun. We would visit the convent at St. Bernard’s

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Family is just a phone call away...

Posted by Patricia Dettloff on April 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM Comments 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...

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