Something I Never Told My Grandmother

On our annual summers with my grandparents we often took trips to the beach.  I loved the ocean and was in the water from the minute we arrived until we left, only stopping… Continue reading

The Beach House

My grandfather decided to sell his half of the house in Arundel By the Bay to his partner (Mr. Reynolds) so that he could purchased the beach house in Calvert Beach – a… Continue reading

Memories of My Grandparents – Are You Okay?

One year, when my daughter was just a wee thing we decided to take her on a trip to Disneyland.  So, my grandparents, my sister and I and my daughter pack up the… Continue reading


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1940 CENSUS brings together cousins. Roy (my step-dad) and Melda met for the first time after extensive research was done to find relatives from the past. Recently I shared…

Joseph Part 5 – The Second of Three Remarkable People

About the time that Joseph was transferred to the Office of Ship Construction and Repair he began to work at building a house for a seven acre parcel of land that he had… Continue reading

Growing up Gardening

My grandfather always grew fruits and vegetables as did his grandfather and great grandfather.  Maybe it was because he was familiar with farm life as a young man.  Like many others, my grandparents… Continue reading

Joseph Part 4 – The Second of Three Remarkable People

The 1940 census shows that my grandparents moved from Philadelphia to Alexandria and purchased a house there.  I’m guessing that they moved there about 1937 when he worked for the Navy Department. It… Continue reading

What’s For Dinner?

Since I decided to take on the Family History Writing challenge I thought it might be wise to mix things up a bit.  I will be writing up some of my memories of… Continue reading

Family History Writing Challenge, February 1 – 28

I have decided to challenge myself to continue writing about my family history by participating in the Family History Writing Challenge, February 1 – 28. The challenge for me is to do it… Continue reading

Joseph Part 3 – The Second of Three Remarkable People

At the urging of one of the stockbrokers at his father’s place of business, Joseph went to school.  Though he had no formal education he was accepted as a student at Cooper Union… Continue reading