Category Archives: Family Stories

Family Stories: Playing Baseball on the Grounds of the VA Hospital

Playing Baseball on the Grounds of the VA Hospital … as told by my husband Steve The Veterans Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut The Veterans’ Administration Hospital in West Haven first opened in 1918 as a tuberculosis center… later in … Continue reading

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Family Stories: 911 Remembered… 20 Years Later

911 Remembered… 20 years later (September 11, 2021) Today is about remembering what happened… and remembering those brave hero’s who ran into those burning buildings, never stopping to think will I come out… and remembering all who lost their lives … Continue reading

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Family Stories: The Family Lore and Tales

Family Stories: The Family Lore and Tales I’ve heard several family lore tales all my life from my mother… she was a great story-teller… remembering stories from many years ago… even at the age of 90! From a young girl, … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Boy Scout Camping and Memories

Family Stories: Boy Scout Camping and Memories … as told to me by my husband – these are his memories! I was eleven and a half years old (1959) when I first joined the Boy Scouts. My best friend Ralph … Continue reading

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Family Stories: August 7, 2021 – National Purple Heart Day

National Purple Heart Day – August 7, 2021 Purple Heart Day commemorates the creation of our military’s oldest American military decoration… first created for military merit during the American Revolutionary War… the Badge for Military Merit was awarded and decorated … Continue reading

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2014: 52 Weeks 52 Ancestors

My name is Jeanne Bryan Insalaco, owner and writer of 2014: 52 Week 52 Ancestor Stories. I Thank You Amy Johnson Crow for your 2014 motivation challenge – I’m back writing! I look forward to sharing them weekly with you … Continue reading

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Weekly Chat: August 5, 2021… I’m Back for catch-up chatting

I’m Back… I seem to have burnt myself out after the 30 “daily” writing on my 2021 April A to Z this year… but I’m trying motivate myself in finishing some of my blog posts I have pending… and writing … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Button… Button, Who’s Got The Button

The contents of my favorite button jar… mostly all coming from my mother. I can only assume she cut them off the many clothes that came her way wile working at the senior center. Those tooth looking buttons look like … Continue reading

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Family Stories: The Family Who Served… listed at the West Haven Veteran’s Museum

Family Stories: The Families Who Served… now listed at the West Haven Veteran’s Museum Giuseppe “Joe” Cambino (1896-1972), Private 1st Class… enlisted in the Army on July 20, 1917. Giuseppe had only been in the United States a few years… … Continue reading

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Family Stories: My Last Goodbye to Daddy

My Last Goodbye to Daddy Happy Father’s Day Daddy! My last “Father’s Day” was 1982… I called Daddy to wish him a Happy Father’s Day, as I’ve always done… little did I know it would be my last! I was … Continue reading

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