Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Indians

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Collections


1)   Most of us collect dead ancestors and relatives now - what did you collect when you were a child or teenager?

2)  Tell us about your collections in a blog post of your own.


Well I collected coins, pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, and fifty cent coins. I guess I got that from my dad as he collected postcards, and coins also, his collection is a lot bigger than mine was, and he had a lot of foreign coins he collected when he was in WWII.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Church

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Veterans Day 2014

I have posted previous Veterans Day tributes here so this year I am posting a picture of the 354 Service Squadron that my dad was in in WWII.

My dad had picked up this photo at one of the reunions he went to, he said he did not remember it being taken, or where or when it was taken. Captain Maloy was a spit and polish captain so that is why all were in uniform and ties. For a group that serviced B-17 and B-24 bombers keeping spit and polished was a lot of work. They started out at Geiger AFB and had basic training in Ephrata, Washington, then on to England, and spent most of the war in North Africa before going to Italy. After the surrender in Europe they were put on a ship heading to Japan, and were in the Panama Canal when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. They headed to San Francisco and before they got there the second bomb had been dropped and Japan surrendered. So at San Francisco they asked the men if they wanted to stay in the army or go home. They all went home. As of last count 5 or 6 of the men are still alive.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Beards


1)  This week we're going to look for men's facial hair in our photograph collection.


2)  Find one or more photographs of men in your ancestral families that have facial hair - a mustache and/or a beard.  

3)  Show the photograph if you have it and tell us a bit about the person shown.

Well it took a while but I found a couple of ancestors with beards:

 This is my great grandfather Stanislaus Potoski Dillingham, his wife Eliza Minerva (Hellenbolt) Dillingham (sitting), and their daughter Fredalene Dillingham, sister to my grandmother Anna M. (Dillingham) Hansen.

This is Robert Forsyth and his wife Mary (Williams) Forsyth. Robert was a War of 1812 veteran and is my great-great Grandfather on my moms side.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Hammock

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday House and Pond

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


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