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The Crazy Evolution of Holidays

On Monday, we will celebrate Memorial Day in the US.  The day we honor our fallen soldiers.  And eat hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m not kidding.  If you’ve read my last post, you know how important Memorial Day is to … Continue reading

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In Honor Of My Grandfather

This is in honor of my grandfather and all who have died in service to our country.  This Memorial Day I would like to share my original post that was published in 2015 and was featured on Freshly Pressed.   … Continue reading

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What’s Up With The 12th Chromosome And My Maternal Haplogroup?

I am not a geneticist.  In this article I’m going to pose a couple of questions that are baffling and fascinating to me.  I realize that I can ensconce myself in a university library and learn all about it.  I’m … Continue reading

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When My Brother Was The Babysitter

At 14, 15, 16, my brother was a man to me.  Because I was 7,8 and 9 then.  He was my hero and my idol.  He teased me unmercifully and I followed him around the house like an annoying puppy. … Continue reading

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What Makes A Family?

Yesterday, after school, I was hanging out with a colleague for a little while.  We were talking about my blog (believe it or not, she actually brought it up first).  I told her a story about when I had reblogged … Continue reading

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Did My Parents Laugh?

Lying in bed last night, I realized something.  I don’t ever remember hearing my parents laugh.  They smiled a lot, but I don’t remember them laughing.  I can immediately call to mind the sound of all four of my grandparents … Continue reading

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How Genealogy Changed My Perceptions

As anyone who has read my blog knows, I have disappointment and anger toward my mother, which I have worked to put into perspective.  Right now a large number of females reading this are shaking their heads in agreement from … Continue reading

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Things To Change

I just read the latest from one of my favorite bloggers at The Zen Hiker.  He talks about the cool side of the pillow.  Except he says it better than that.  Immediately I thought about things I promised myself I would … Continue reading

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I Have No Resolutions

My resolutions for the new year?? None. Okay, that’s not exactly true. 1. I want to be kinder, especially to my own family. 2. I want to pray more. 3. I want to have more patience with my students. I … Continue reading

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Still Obsessed With DNA

This Christmas, I gave an ancestryDNA kit to my son and bought one for myself, as well. Whenever I get time, I work on our genealogy.  And it is always full of surprises. One branch of my family that we … Continue reading

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