Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!

My maternal grandmother was a huge University of Kansas basketball fan. Like me, my grandmother grew up playing basketball in school. While I’m sure that had something to do with her passion for KU Basketball, my mother tells me that her mother became more interested in KU basketball when the family moved from Iola, Kansas,… Continue reading Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!

The Color Purple

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 30: Health PROMPT: Week 30's theme is "Health." A person's health has such an impact on everything in his or her life. Do you know of any health related events in an ancestor's life? What about an ancestor who worked in medicine or health care?  My Granduncle James… Continue reading The Color Purple

State Your Name

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 31: Favorite Name People sometime ridicule celebrities for the "unusual" names they choose for their children. Clearly, they haven't looked at some ancestral names, like "Strange Powers" or "Preserved Fish." Who's name in your family tree makes you smile? (Of course, you can interpret this theme however you'd… Continue reading State Your Name