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Book of Me, Prompt 7: My Maternal Grandparents

Book of Me, Prompt 7: My Maternal Grandparents

[Part two of prompt 7 of the Book of Me Written by You…] Writing about my Grandparents on my Mom’s side is a little more complicated.  My Grandma was born in 1912 in Oakland, California as Anna Hazel Jackson but always went by Anna Elizabeth.  This should give you a glimpse into the strong willed and opinionated woman that she was.  She did not live near us when I was a child.  She visited at Christmas.  I can remember her…

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Book of Me, Prompt 7: My Paternal Grandparents

Book of Me, Prompt 7: My Paternal Grandparents

This week the Book of Me, Written by You prompt is about my grandparents. I’ll start by telling you about my Dad’s parents.  I knew both my Grandma and my Grandpa on this side. My Grandfather was Jean Lassalle a native of Ogeu les bains, France, born in 1888.  He arrived on American shores in 1907.  He came to America to avoid conscription.  He ended up in the military anyway as he was drafted for World War I.  Luck was…

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SNGF: Grandparents are important because…

SNGF: Grandparents are important because…

This is Randy’s weekly challenge, Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. ======== Grandparents nurture their grandchildren and teach them about love.  They lead by example.  They pass down family history and traditions.  They make their grandchildren feel special. Everyone needs to feel special. When we view our parents as grandparents, we see them through new eyes.  We see them playing games, spoiling their grandkids, and sneaking cookies 15 minutes before dinner because it won’t hurt anybody.  We get to see them enjoying…

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