Lewis Road and The Coconut Grove

My grandmother, Jeanette Shrum Willett, left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life which she wrote in the mid 1980’s. She was born August 4, 1897 in Bloomington, Indiana and died March 3, 1988 in Salem, Massachusetts.  I have been transcribing her manuscript here. You can start from the …

The Willetts start a family

My grandmother, Jeanette Shrum Willett, left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life which she wrote in the mid 1980’s. She was born August 4, 1897 in Bloomington, Indiana and died March 3, 1988 in Salem, Massachusetts.  I have been transcribing her manuscript here. You can start from the …

Zoom Church

As we navigate this new world we are currently living in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we do things has drastically changed. Going to church is just one example Now, I will admit that I haven’t been going to church in the last few years. After going every …

Epidemics and my family

As I write this, our world is in the middle of a global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It is a scary time. And weird. New phrases like “self-isolating” and “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” are common in our vocabulary from now until who knows when. My work …

2020 RootsTech Day 2

Day two was less about classes and more about interviews & blogging. I was determined to get my 2020 RootsTech Day 1 blog finished and knew that I had to spend some serious time in the Media Hub today. But I was excited to attend at least one session in …

2020 RootsTech Day 1 Recap

I had all good intentions of getting to an 8am Power Hour session, but my East Coast body said, “Nope.” So I grabbed a few minutes more of much needed sleep while my body was still adjusting to Mountain Time. This is my first year at the Radisson and I …