Family Histories: An Unexpected Trip

Welcome to Family Histories, a series of guest posts by some of my favorite bloggers in which they explore family . . . and history. The families and the histories are sometimes the writers’ own and sometimes not. Today BRIAN from EQUINOXIO shares a secret story from his mother who served in the French Women’s…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): Dad’s Birthday

Welcome to Family Histories (Holiday Edition). I’ve invited readers and bloggers to share holiday themed pieces with the accent on “Family” and “History” in any way they like. This story by my friend LUANNE CASTLE nearly made me cry so get ready for a beautiful love story! When I was nine, my mother took my…

Family Histories: Family Traits Good and Bad

“They said in the D.A.R.E. class that since my real mother did drugs Then I probably would too.” (D.A.R.E. is the anti-drug class taught in many public schools in the U.S.) This is why too much information given to children may sometimes be a bad thing. Our newly adopted daughter is only mildly intellectually disabled…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition):Do You Have a Favorite Christmas Ornament?

Welcome to Family Histories (Holiday Edition). I’ve invited readers and bloggers to share holiday themed pieces with the accent on “Family” and “History” in any way they like. Today we have a beautiful piece about the simple pleasure of decorating a family Christmas tree written by one of my favorite bloggers, A.M. PINE at HEARTH…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): The Empty Chair

Welcome to Family Histories, a series of guest posts by some of my favorite bloggers in which they explore family . . . and history. The families and the histories are sometimes the writers’ own and sometimes not. Today my friend SHARON BONIN-PRATT of INK FLARE shares with us the many mixed emotions one feels…

Family Histories: The Copper Coffee Pot

Welcome to Family Histories, a series of guest posts by some of my favorite bloggers in which they explore family . . . and history. The families and the histories are sometimes the writers’ own and sometimes not. Today I’m happy to share a poignant poem from MIRIAM IVARSON about connecting to her seafaring forefathers…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): How I Stay in Touch With Far-flung Family

Celebrating the holidays with family members who can’t make it home for the festivities can be an emotional challenge. Here JACQUI MURRAY shares her methods for bringing family together though miles apart in the holiday edition of FAMILY HISTORIES. Thank you so much, Adrienne (author of The Tenafly Road Series), for inviting me to again participate in this…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): Pass The Pie

Welcome to Family Histories (Holiday Edition). I’ve invited readers and bloggers to share holiday themed pieces with the accent on “Family” and “History” in any way they like. I’m pleased to offer you this Thanksgiving  visit  from Chris Michaels’ memory bank: ” Pass The Pie “ Holidays. You have to admit, there’s very few occasions…

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Author/Blogger Promotion!

Yes, it’s a little too soon, but I wanted to offer all of you wonderful writers an opportunity to promote yourselves here in the next few months. 🙂 AUTHOR PROMOTION in two ways: 1.Family Histories I’m hoping to do a holiday edition of Family Histories. Those of you who participated in the past are welcome…

NewYork & The Civil War

A Dead Civil War Soldier Waldo Potter was a cousin of mine who perished on the battlefield the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. It was only the beginning of April and in Upstate New York where his family awaited news of his whereabouts the earth was still barren of color and cold….