52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 29: Fashion PROMPT: It's fun to look at old photos and think, "How did they wear that?!" Corsets, bustles, wool suits, and ridiculously large hats seem so impractical (not to mention heavy!) Any fashion mavens in your family tree? What about an ancestor who had their own sense… Continue reading The Way You Wear Your Hat
Author: Susan Laney Spector
For twenty-eight years, I have been a member of the oboe section in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. I am a New York Mets full season-ticket holder. My site Perfect Pitch explores the intersection of Major League Baseball and playing for my own team at the MET. On my site Talking Leaves, I profile my progenitors and genealogical pursuits.
A Shovel on Steroids
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 28: Transportation PROMPT: As the daughter of a service station owner, I grew up around cars and developed an appreciation for them. Whether it's planes, trains, or automobiles (or canal boats, or steamships, or... ), think about transportation and how it affected an ancestor. Did canals open up… Continue reading A Shovel on Steroids
Go From Your Country
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 27: Free PROMPT: Week 27's theme is "Free." You could focus on an ancestor seeking freedom, a free-for-all, your favorite free resource, or take it "free form" and write about whatever you want to write about! (Of course, that's true any week!) The Dark Hedges at Bregagh Road,… Continue reading Go From Your Country