Tag: descendants

Health Of A Baby

My hairdresser will be having her first child shortly.  She was upset to find out that it is likely to be by C-Section, as the baby is breech in such a way that it cannot be turned around.  I know from my own experience that it’s hard to wrap your head around this being necessary for your…

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Grace, My Great-Grandmother

My great-grandmother was named Grace.  She was the oldest of nine children, born in 1884.  She was of Irish-German descent, her mother having defied her Irish family to marry a German Anabaptist.  Her mother was disowned because of that action and for the rest of her life, only had contact with a single sister.  Grace’s youngest…

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Brother Comes Later in Life

I grew up with a sister.  One only, who likes to remind me that she is YOUNGER than I am.  But after I was married for five years, my father married a wonderful woman who was only a few years older than myself and had a second family.  I don’t visit as often as I should,…

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Indeed A Family Brings Pleasure

Indeed – indicates emphatic agreement. Benjamin Franklin once said: “He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.” My grandfather was a very proud man.  He went from being the poorest of the poor…

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Direct – straight, constant, without interruption Christmas picture of direct descendants – four generations of women.  This was taken 20 years ago – the years have flown by.

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