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Laughter and Superstition During an Earthquake

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 1906 near five in the morning, my Great Grandmother Margaret (Jones) Jackson was getting breakfast ready for the family.  She tended to her baby, John,…

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Reading and Commenting on Genealogy Blogs

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 Hawaii, Azores, or the San Francisco Bay Area that I could find something interesting on. I didn’t have any luck. It reminded me that there…

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When Turkeys Sleep

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 produce farms. Grandma could find some work in town. My Grandma did her best to adapt to her new life. She had many things to…

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