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We’re all short!

We’re all short!

[Fearless Females-Women’s History Month, March 24–Shared characteristics] No doubt about it. We’re all short. My whole family takes after takes after my Grandma Lassalle, my Dad’s Mom. She was a small woman, only about 4 ft 9 inches tall. Grandpa wasn’t much taller, maybe 5 ft 3 inches. My Grandma was a very youthful adult. She had a young face. When combined with her short stature, people mistook her for a child. My Grandpa joked often about when they first…

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Fearless Females: The Gift of Laughter

Fearless Females: The Gift of Laughter

[Women’s History Month Fearless Females Prompt, 24th of March, Shared Traits] My Grandma Shellabarger lived through alot.  Her life was a rough road, one that might have crippled others very easily.  Through it all, Grandma could still laugh. The trait I share with her is the gift of laughter.  Not just any kind of laughter…hysterical laughter.  It’s a trait that my Grandma, my Mom, and all my female siblings share.   I believe my young nieces have the gift as…

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It’s all about the height

It’s all about the height

[Fearless Females, March 24:  Physical resemblances] There is one thing that almost everyone in my family shares with my Grandma Lassalle. We’re all short.  My tallest sibling is 5 feet 8 inches.  Everyone else is under 5 feet 5 inches.  My sister and I are both under 5 feet tall. My Grandma Lassalle was also short.  I believe she was 4 feet 9 inches tall.  My Grandpa was also short.  He made it over 5 feet though. I remember the…

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Timeline of Dona Francesca de Resendes, 1716-1762

Timeline of Dona Francesca de Resendes, 1716-1762

[Fearless Females-Women’s History Month, March 23rd: A Timeline for a female ancestor] My timeline is for one of my Azorean ancestors, Dona Francesca de Resendes, who lived from 1716-1762.  The prompt recommended using ourtimelines.com to generate the timeline so I thought I would give it a try. My ancestor came from the village of Maia in Ribeira Grande on the island of Sao Miguel. She was most likely illiterate. I wonder how many of the events that happened during her…

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A Mini Brick Wall: Ana Jacinta

A Mini Brick Wall: Ana Jacinta

[Fearless Females-Women’s History Month, March 20th:  Female ancestor who is a brick wall] My female ancestors have been good to me.  They have left pretty good trails despite being woman.  There is one female ancestor I consider a mini brick wall.  Despite the fact that I can go back beyond Ana Jacintha de Melo Pacheco, I can’t seem to find out details of her life. Ana Jacinta was my Great Great Grandmother.  Her parents were Jose Francisco de Melo and…

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