Thursday, August 15, 2013

Upcoming Series - Family History Through the Alphabet

I have a confession...I have set a few blogging goals and challenges for myself over the past 6 months, and I have to confess that I have not succeeded on those goals as much as I wanted to.  There are all sorts of
‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge
reasons...summer break for my kids, preparing for my own wedding in November, and the list goes on.  But the reality is that the goals I was setting for myself just weren't holding my attention.  This past week, I read a post at My Heritage Happens by Cheryl Palmer and it hit with me...I wasn't achieving those blogging goals because they just didn't match the reasons that I started my blog.  When I started this blog, my intention was to share my genealogy finds, my family history and maybe connect with some long lost relatives along the way.  As I got rolling, I became caught up in the world of geneablogging.  I was following daily prompts (and I was nearly obsessed with having a post to publish every single day of the week), I was commenting on other topics in the genealogy world, and if I am honest with myself, I was writing the blog to try to gain an audience and not for myself.  Cheryl's blog post about her reasons for considering quitting hit home.  I realized that it's time to get back to writing this blog for me and my family as much as for others who may or may not stumble on it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Workday Wednesday - Postal Service Follow Up

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post regarding my great grandfather and his father both working for the postal service.  Recently, I found a picture of my great grandfather from the August 8, 1966 edition of The Daily Chief-Union in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
8 Aug 1966

According to the caption, this picture was taken "about 30 years" earlier, though it would actually have to have been at least 31 years earlier in 1935 since my great grandfather (pictured in the front row, 3rd from the left) died on 04 June 1935 about a month after retiring from the Postal Service.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Military Monday - Letters from the front

Over this past weekend, I was spending a little time going through things that I had brought back from my trip up to Dad's house back in June, and made a fun discovery that has begun to lead me on a genealogical
mystery chase.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sorting Saturday - My fractured love affair

I really didn't mean for it to happen this way.  My relationship with E was so new and so intense that I really never thought that it would end up with another being brought into it, but here we are...all three of us.  I guess it was meant to happen because O just filled gaps in my world that E never could.

I may be delusional, but I think I've found a way for all three of us to live in harmony...
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