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Wasserburg Commemorative Medal

Some items can’t truly be replaced, but Klaus Erdmann recently sent me this image of a commemorative medal of the Wasserburg in Rommerskirchen.  Thank you! The medal dates from 1993.  

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Memorial Markers

My husband Jim is a fan of mail-order catalogs and, while he seldom places an order, does like to browse the merchandise.   He recently came across memorial markers for pets.  The images showed  resin cat and dog memorials with wings … Continue reading

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Hanson-Johnson Photographs

John B. (Bryngelsson) Johnson and Johanna (Larson) Johnson were the parents of Anna Mathilda Johnson (wife of Nels Hanson). Andrew Hanson and Bertha (Persdotter) Hanson were the parents of Nels Hanson.                   … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards, Letters, and Newsletters

Yes, my husband Jim, and I do send Christmas cards. Yes, we do receive a fair number of cards. Yes, we love receiving them.  It’s a great time of the year to connect with friends and extended family.  (And a … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

This week persons in the United States will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, a day set aside for giving thanks, gathering with loved ones, feasting, and perhaps watching football, as well as possibly shopping (as evidenced in the past few years).  … Continue reading

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South Dakota Easter memories from the 1950s

Easter, the holiest day in Christianity, is a time of great rejoicing and celebrated widely.  Growing up in South Dakota it was a special time for my siblings and me during the 1950s.  We had the practice of “giving up” … Continue reading

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Introducting the Newest Member of My Family Tree

    Little Ava Jeanette Meeks made her entrance into the world on February 21, 2014, weighing in at 7 pounds, one ounce, and measuring 18 3/4 inches long.  She is precious, sweet, and beautiful. Pictured above are Ava with … Continue reading

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