1938 Helene Duck, Mary Kimmerly Duck

My 99-year-old relative and a blogging hiatus

What a busy time summer was, with the year off of work and a very busy baby and family! I haven’t written much in the way of personal updates in the past two years that I have been writing here, but I wanted to do so today because I’ve taken a break from writing posts…

Letters from Normal School: May 28, 1940

23 McKenzie Ave. May 28, 1940 Dear Folks, — I’ve just come from Marjorie’s. Went over to get some books to study from and stayed too long, so this letter will have to be written in a hurry. Well the fatal day is nearly over. I promised and expected to write 10 exams but fate…

old legal documents

Family history research: old documents

Today I pulled out the stack of old legal documents in my collection and started sorting them by date. I’ve been hoping to find time to look at these for the past year and a half. Simply handling these documents–some from the mid 1800s–gives me chills. What a sense of history! It’s interesting to research…