#52Ancestors Favorite Photo

My favorite photo is of my Dad, Robert Loehwing Horner, in 1926. He was 3 years old. I always knew my Dad to be a big, burly guy. He was 6’4″ tall. To see him in this adorable sailor outfit as a little chunky boy just cracks me up. The …

The Manuscript of Jenny Shrum

  When my grandmother, Jenny, was in her 80’s, my cousin Leigh encouraged her to write down her personal stories so that the family would always have it. My grandmother wrote one journal for Leigh’s mother, Jean, and one journal for my mother, Lee. Always practical and thrifty, she used …

Seeing the Stars – at the Cemetery

I came out to California for a few extra days before attending the Southern California Genealogical Society’s annual Genealogy Jamboree, because I was doing some genealogy look-ups for someone back home. That included visiting a few cemeteries. I love cemeteries, if you didn’t know. Fun fact about me. My task …

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 …

The RootsTech App: A love affair

Last night I woke up in a panic because I realized I hadn’t made my flight reservations for #RootsTech yet. If you know me, you know this is not typical of me to be disorganized. I’m a list girl. I’m a planning ahead girl. I’m juggling a lot in my …