Jamboree 2019

I am in California this week for the Southern California Genealogical Society’s annual Genealogy Jamboree. I love this conference because it is so extremely well run and has very many of the same wonderful and dynamic speakers that you would find at the national conference level. This weekend I’m looking …

Morning Coffee on Lewis Road

Our youngest daughter is an artist. As a Mother’s Day gift, she painted me some beautiful panels for the room divider we brought home from my mother’s apartment after she passed away. Michelle did a beautiful job and I love it so much. This divider used to contain a mishmosh …

Windsor, Connecticut Vietnam Memorial Plaque

History and Location This Vietnam memorial plaque is located in the entryway of Windsor Town Hall in Windsor, Connecticut. Alexander B. Hooker, parishioner of Grace Episcopal Church and past President of the Windsor Historical Society, carved this plaque to honor Windsor lives lost during the Vietnam War.  The plaque was …

Calling Mom

When is it finally time to take your Mom out of your phone contacts after she has died? Mom died at the end of 2017. This isn’t the first Mother’s Day I’ve spent without her. But it is only the second. I thought it would get easier, but I’m finding …

Mom’s home cooking

I’ll bet you thought from the title of this that this would be a post full of all the yummy things my Mom created in the kitchen during my childhood. Hardly. My mother wasn’t a very good cook. In her defense, her mother, my grandmother Jenny,  wasn’t much better, so …