Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Barn Door

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Favorite Grandmother Story

2)  Tonight's SNGF challenge is to tell a favorite grandmother story.  It can be anything about her.

3)  Share it on your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a post on Facebook or Google+.  

Well both my grandmothers lived for a while after I was born. Anna Hansen my dad's mother died when I was 11. They lived on a farm near Blanchard, Idaho when I was growing up. I was always interested in the farm, and while grandma was a good cook, I really did not get to know her very well. She just sat and worked on lace bed covers most of the time I remember her when she was not cooking.

Cleo Kelly, my mom's mother lived till I was 35 and close to where I lived so I got to spend a lot of time with her. She was a great cook, loved to sew, garden, canned her produce, and made the worst thing in the world tomato preserves. Most years we went to her house for Thanksgiving, and she always cooked a special pie for me since I did not like pumpkin pie. Later she taught me to bake the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, but I still did not like it.
She was also the family historian as she outlived most of her siblings even though she was the second oldest of 17 children. Her mom died just after her 7th child and he dad remarried and had 10 more kids.
She also told me all of her family were Irish, but I learned he mom was a Vanderpool, (Dutch) and not Irish.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Close Up

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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Know my Great Grandparents

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):

1)  Dana Leeds on the Enthusiastic Genealogist blog asks "Did/Do Your Children Know Any of Their Great-Grandparents?"

2)  I thought that would be a great Saturday Night Genealogy Fun question - so please share your response with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

3)  For extra credit, or in case the answer is "No," then please answer the question for yourself, or your parents.

The answer is no I did not know any of my great grandparents, but one was pretty close; Orville Travis, my maternal grandmother's father lived to just a month before I was born. Two died in the 30's, two in the teens and rest 1890s except one in 1900.

I checked my dad's great grandparents and none were even close to his 1906 birth date, so I checked my mom and two of her great grandparents were still alive when she was in high school. Joseph Vanderpool died 1929, (he is so far my only Civil War Veteran) and Mary Travis who died in 1927.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Long Coat

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Grey House

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


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