Laughter and Superstition During an Earthquake

Though Thomas Jones was born in Australia, my Grandma swore that he was a typical Irish man.  I don’t know where his parents were born, so I’ll have to take my Grandma’s word for it.  He married into an Irish family.  Perhaps it wore off on him. On the fateful morning of 18th of April […]

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Reading and Commenting on Genealogy Blogs

One of my challenges from the Genea Blogger Games was to find a new genealogy blog, then leave a comment. This seemed like a pretty easy thing to do until I realized that their were a gazillion genealogy blogs! At first, I roamed the web aimlessly. I thought I might find a blog related to […]

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When Turkeys Sleep

My Grandma was a very young city bride. She grew up in Oakland, California. While her parents kept some animals, it was very much city life. During the depression, my Grandma and Grandpa made the decision to leave Oakland for the Salinas Valley. Grandpa could find work on one of the sugar beet or other […]

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