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
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Week 8: Power PROMPT: “Power." Does that mean physical strength, political power, power in the family, electrical power? Yes. 😉 It's a vague theme on purpose 🙂 It's whatever the theme sparks in you. Reginald Harding Once Henry Ford successfully installed an assembly line for the mass production of automobiles… Continue reading Twenty-Two Horsepower
Street Scene - Junction City, Kansas - 1874 Born September 10, 1854, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Jack Taylor was my great great grandfather. Jack Taylor was born on this day in 1854 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. His parents, John McKeney Taylor, Sr. and Jane White Taylor, had married in their twenties and emigrated from Ireland… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of John “Jack” McKeney Taylor, Jr.