The Harmonious Hardings

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 13 PROMPT: Any musicians in the family? How about someone who loved music and dancing? What about someone who makes you think of a song?  Reginald Harding I am a professional musician. My parents are both musicians. But even before that, members of my mother's paternal line--the Hardings—were… Continue reading The Harmonious Hardings

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

Twenty-Two Horsepower

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