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Monthly Archives: July, 2014

One Mystery Solved

Remember the mystery children that I posted about a few days ago? One is a mystery no more.

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Long Ago Children

I’m still combing through my great-grandparents’ photos — alas, mostly unlabeled — and I came across these carefully preserved images of children who must have been dear to them. There … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 10 Comments

1921 Was A Good Year for Babies

In my Sisyphean effort to sort, scan, and identify the hundreds and hundreds of pictures I dragged home from my grandmother’s house, I came across another image of my great-grand-aunt Hilda Spielmann/Spellman … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Professor Trym’s Worst Student

In combing through my less-than-organized archives in search of something else, I came across this treasure of a letter from my piano teacher in the former Panama Canal Zone, the … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

More Mystery Wife Clues

Happy Monday, People. Those of you who have been following for a while might remember my very first post on this blog, the one having to do with my grandfather’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

Happy 100th Birthday, Panama Canal Administration Building

Today my Mom and Dad sent me this picture of the amazing cake made to celebrate the 100th year of operation of the Panama Canal Administration Building. According to the press … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

More Benefits of Blogging

Happy Monday, People. I’m working on my great-grandfather Leo Lessiack’s history at the moment, and will have lots of stories and pictures to share soon. Stay tuned. Researching German and … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Margaret Before Marriage

I came across several more images of my beautiful great-grandmother Margaret from the years before she married my great-grandfather Leo. I plan to focus more on Leo — and Margaret’s … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 12 Comments