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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

A Personal Panama Canal Centennial

Today, August 15, 2014, is the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. The entire world is fêting the 8th wonder of the world today (and the internet … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 41 Comments

Mystery Ladies, Part One

Here are some beautiful mystery friends of my great-grandparents, Leo and Margaret Lessiack. Earlier, I published the mystery children’s portraits I found among their things, and later there will be some mystery … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Heirloom Love

Happy Sunday, People. This busy weekend was mostly devoid of genealogy and writing time, but I wanted to share the results of a project I’ve been working on for a … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Little Piece of My Childhood in Panama

My Aunt Fran sent me this lovely short film from Nowness celebrating Panama’s incomparable Diablo Rojo buses. While I didn’t ride the buses much as a kid, I always enjoyed looking at them, … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Timeless Fun

Happy Tuesday, People. I came across these undated photo booth images of my great grandparents, Leo and Margaret Lessiack. Anyone who’s ever mugged for the camera in a cramped space behind … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

Mystery Martin

Great-grandmother Margaret saved several pictures of a young man named Martin Johnson, and I recently came across a few more. I shared a few pictures of him earlier, but I’m publishing … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Leonor, the Littlest Spielmann

I came across a few more images of my great-grand-aunt Leonor Spielmann/Spellman, the youngest of the Herman and Fanny Spielmann’s eight children. I’m sharing these new finds as well as re-publishing (in rough … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 2 Comments