Author's disclaimer: There is no link or blog trick that will play the song "Last Christmas" by Wham anywhere in this post. I give you my word that, if you are still in the game, you are not taking a risk of being Whammed by reading this post. I swear on my reproduction first edition … Continue reading Whamageddon
I have not posted on the blog since last summer. In the interim I have been working on my other blog. If you know about that blog, you know about it. If you don't, let's just say I do not want to cross contaminate between the two blogs. This is the lighter of the blogs, … Continue reading I am getting back to work here
It was my youngest sister's idea. In recognition of our parents' 60 years of marriage, we would return to where it all started. Brooklyn! The plan was pretty simple, Mom and Dad would come down from their home in Massachusetts with my sister and meet up with the rest of their children in Brooklyn. I … Continue reading Brooklyn Tour
My parents, Regina and Jerry Baumann were married on June 3, 1957. Today is their 60th wedding anniversary.
I am knee-deep in genealogy paperwork this weekend. A package from the National Archives containing the military records of my great-grandfather, Sidney J. Kelly, Sr. spilled over 100 photocopied pages across my table that probably have not been disturbed since the 1920's at a time when his widow was seeking assistance with pensions and death … Continue reading The Perils of Disproving Family Legends
It is once again New Year's Eve. I am ending this year in the same place I began it, along the Herb River in Savannah. It is really the place I want to be because She is here. That is more than enough to make me happy. We all have rituals that go along with … Continue reading Looking Forward, 2017
I am startled that I do not remember some significant moments in my family history from my childhood. A Facebook post by my father yesterday jarred my thought process and brought me here. One of my early posts in this blogging experiment had to do with a treasure trove of slides sent to me from … Continue reading An old photo and a 49 year memory shared
It arrived about a week ago. A box, from my father in Massachusetts, full of rotary slide trays. Weighing in at about 20 lbs with all the packing and trays. More importantly, for me, the trays yielded over 1,200 slides covering family subjects from the mid 1950's through the mid 1990's. As the unofficial family historian … Continue reading Sliding through time