Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Woman in the Photo

Genealogy research takes a lot of persistence and patience. We would all like to hope that our ancestors’ stories can be easily pieced together by filling in a few names and dates at ancestry.com.  Sometimes, particularly with an unusual name, … Continue reading

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Reunited

I imagine that my grandmother and aunts were frantic with worry not knowing what had happened to my grandfather. At the next station, two of my aunts, Helen and Nancy, got off the train to look for him, leaving my … Continue reading

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Going from Bad to Worse

It was now December 16, 1941- four months since their forced-evacuation from Novgorod, and my grandparents and three aunts had traveled more than sixteen hundred miles. The journey was not over. My grandparents were able to obtain some salty pea … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Gift from a Bumblebee

I usually take a break from blogging on Saturday and Sunday, but this time, I must make an exception.  Today I read the blog posting from “Bumblebee Trails,” in which she mentions her search for the grave of my Uncle … Continue reading

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Moving Further Away

As parents, we try to shelter our babies from harm, but as they grow older we realize it is impossible to protect them from all the evils and dangers in the world. I have thought about my worries as a … Continue reading

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