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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Cupboards

Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Cupboards When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, they often become items tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take … 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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Friday Night Family Heirlooms: Grandma Ola’s Lily

Friday Night Family Heirlooms Grandma Ola’s Lily These type lilies were always around my Grandma Ola’s farmhouse in Siloam, Georgia and all around the countryside. Even today I still find them in the area there around the older country homes and … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #40

Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #40 Jan. 21, 2017: When I called mama tonight, I asked her about a photograph taken at the farm of her as a young girl, a baby, a … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #39

Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #39 Jan. 1, 2017: I called mama around 10 tonight and she immediately said, “it’s 11 o’clock, what are you doing up?” I laughed and said, “well when … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Granddaddy McKinley’s Gem Finds

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, they often become items tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history and record your … Continue reading

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Day 7: Vacation / Genealogy Trip October 20, 2016

Vacation / Genealogy Trip Day 7 – October 20, 2016 Thursday Day 7: Headed to Siloam for a ride around… taking photos, a stop at the cemetery and whatever else comes our way. As usual, I’m always hoping to catch … Continue reading

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Did Grandmama Vote

Did Grandmama Vote? This 2016 Presidential Election will probably go down in history as the most controversial in a long time – or the most controversial! Just recently, as the election comes down to the wire, I had thoughts of … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Letter from 1st. Lt. Norman Mecklum

 Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Letter from 1st. Lt. Norman Mecklem Jr. – April 6, 1945 The “Trunk in the Hall” held the letters and papers my grandparents saved – and they saved everything from cancelled … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #32

Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #32 I call my mother almost nightly to chat, hear how her day went, and as always, enjoy her stories. Several years back, I began scribbling on paper those … Continue reading

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