Johann Wilhelm Abel was my great grandfather. In the early 1860s, he began preparations to leave his home in western… Read more A trunkful of memories
“What I Did On My Summer Vacation… In short… a great deal! (the answer that no teacher wants to hear… Read more What I did on my summer vacation…
In the late 1940s, Irene and Kenn Yonker began to consider their family’s future from a new perspective. Irene was… Read more Kennygarten Blueberry Farm
Four years ago, I ordered and received the Compiled Military Service File of my great-great grandfather, Atchison… Read more A Civil War veteran
For several years, I hated Mother’s Day. My mother, Irene died of colon cancer when I was in my early… Read more my Mother’s Day
“BLife on the Farm, Memories of the Abel Family by Irma Seydel and Wilma Underwood. Underwood Books, Grass Valley, CA… Read more “Memories of the Abel Family”…new to me!
I love this recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake for two reasons: first, my maternal grandmother wrote down this recipe in… Read more Let them eat cake!
Jan (pronounced like the word ‘yawn’) Timmer was born on the sixth of November 1847, in Zuidbarge, Emmen, in the… Read more From Drenthe to Drenthe: Jan Timmer
For me, one thing always leads to another…even on Christmas. I found myself reviewing a website that I had not… Read more Christmas Surprise!
Christmas Eve … we packed into the farm home of my mother’s childhood, along with the families of her sister and… Read more Christmas Eve, in fading memory