Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Best of Times?

Interesting comment overheard at a gathering of retired persons (most of them in their mid-to late 60s)– “Our generation was fortunate in our teens and early 20s.  We had the best music and the best cars.” Does each generation have … Continue reading

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An Expression of Appreciation

As an officer of the Story County Genealogical Society I have done research requests for persons across the county that have ancestors who lived in Story County (Iowa) at one time.  Some of the requests are more productive than others, … Continue reading

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One Brave Flower

Central Iowa, indeed much of the Midwest, is in the midst of record-setting high temperatures and very dry weather conditions. All of this has taken a toll on my flowers, despite frequent watering. But in the midst of very unfavorable … Continue reading

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Doland High School Class of 1962, 50 Years Later

My husband and I recently attended his 50th high school reunion.  It was an amazing and worthwhile experience.  I think the last one we attended was the ten year reunion.  Oh, my, the years seemed to have passed quickly. Thirty … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Do Genealogy Research

In my 50 plus years of doing genealogy research a few moments stand out as completely unanticipated.  Such was the case when I was asked to research the ancestry of my son-in-law’s grandmother, Jacqueline.  It was to be presented to … Continue reading

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