Author Archives: Jeanne Bryan Insalaco

Family Stories: Gather Those Stories

Family Stories: Gather Those Stories…. plus more I don’t live near my mother, so for many, many years I’ve called her daily… listening to her daily activities and in between, often hearing bits and pieces of stories. My mom is … Continue reading

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Weekend Weathervanes: The Dollar Sign

Weekend Weathervanes It’s a Dollar Sign! Now I know what to do with those photos – “thanks” to Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy; she blogs Weekly Wednesday Weathervanes  in New Hampshire.  Please check out her page and enjoy the many unusual weathervane photos and often … Continue reading

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Weekend Weathervanes: It’s a Dime

Weekend Weathervanes It’s a Dime! Now I know what to do with those photos – “thanks” to Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy; she blogs Weekly Wednesday Weathervanes  in New Hampshire.  Please check out her page and enjoy the many unusual weathervane photos and often be … Continue reading

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Family Recipes & Memories: Fried Squash Patties

Family Recipes & Memories Fried Squash Patties There were many foods I never ate in growing up… and these were never served on our family table. Probably… because my grandparents didn’t grow them! Both of my grandparents had farms, so … Continue reading

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2018: A to Z: All About Nancy Drew Synopsis

2018: A to Z All About Nancy Drew… Synopsis of Letter Catagories In 2016 I learned of the first annual April A to Z… it immediately intrigued me and I began racking my brain for a theme. After much reading, … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew: I Visited Books on Bay

Nancy Drew: I visited “Books on Bay” If you’ve arrived at this page, and wondering… “what does Nancy Drew have to do with Books on Bay.” Well, this awesome bookstore is the Mecca of bookshelves filled with Nancy Drew books… … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Playing the game – Monopoly!

Family Stories Playing the game… Monopoly! While reading a recent story in Reminence magazine, I asked hubby… “so what are your Monopoly stories?” Me… I never even remember playing the game as a child! Steve: “I spent two weeks at my … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew: My Mother was Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew: My Mother was Nancy Drew… well almost! Mama (left) with best friend Willie Mae Sisson My mother, Helen Rebecca Bryan (McKinley) was a big fan of Nancy Drew, being born the same month (April) and year (1930) as … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Dear Uncle Leroy

Family Stories… Dear Uncle Leroy Dear Uncle Leroy: On this Memorial Day (May 27, 2018) I’m writing to “Thank You” for your service during WWII, where at the young age of 19, you gave your life for this great country … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew: The Case of The Traveling Nancy Drew Books

Nancy Drew The Case of The Traveling Nancy Drew Books As I look at the signatures lovingly written on the pages of Nancy Drew, I thought I’d write a post and list the names of the girls who once owned … Continue reading

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