The Real Thing

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 11: Fortune PROMPT: Week 11's theme is "Fortune." Merriam-Webster gives several definitions for fortune: A large sum of money; prosperity attained partly through luck; or destiny, fate. Be creative with this week's prompt!  Julie Deppish with a Coca-Cola dispensing machine toy, ca. 1961. The topic of "fortune" brought… Continue reading The Real Thing

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 10: Name's the Same PROMPT: Is there a name that keeps popping up in your family tree? Have you had to sort out multiple people with the same name? Romeo’s surname mattered not to his beloved Juliet. A mention of “Uncle Dave and Aunt Rose” in any conversation… Continue reading John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Double the Pleasure!

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 9: Multiples PROMPT: Any twins in the family? What about triplets? Or maybe you have an ancestor like my 3rd-great grandmother who was married multiple times. How about an ancestor who held down multiple jobs?  A set of twins was born into my mother's maternal family, the Cathcarts.… Continue reading Double the Pleasure!