The People of Pancho

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Christmas with the Winkies

I’m stepping out of chronological order here, but ’tis the season, so I must. There are many things that whisper, “It’s Christmas time!” to my senses, but nothing trumps the arrival … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · 22 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving, People (and Happy Birthday to Margaret)

“Skeptics often distrust the motivations of genealogists. Isn’t this obsession with ancestry just self-obsession? Isn’t it just another narcissistic pastime, sort of a “six degrees of separation” game in which … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

A Missive to Margaret

Hello, People. Today I return to the story of my great-grandparents, Leo Lessiack and Margaret Spielmann Lessiack, the happy newlyweds last seen picnicking with their in-laws. I was inspired to learn … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Thank You, My Veterans

Hello, People.  In celebration of Veterans Day here in U.S., I bring you a slight update of last year’s post featuring my veteran people. It’s worth mentioning that several veterans in my … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Leo and Margaret Picnic with the In-laws

Hello, People. I hope you all had a satisfying Halloween. I costumed up as an accordion-playing gypsy and relaxed by my new Campfire-in-a-Can (so great) to serenade the trick-or-treaters walking by, and hand out … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 15 Comments

The Wedding of Leo and Margaret

Hello, People. Can you believe it? In all the photos that I’ve unearthed and scanned, I have yet to come across a definitive wedding picture of my great-grandparents, Franz Georg … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 12 Comments

The Courtship of Leo and Margaret

Hello, People. I’m back. I won’t bore you with the details of the rather long hiatus since my last post, but I will say that ramping up at a demanding new job, working … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 11 Comments

Town and Country Leo

Hello, People. Selfie sticks weren’t a thing in my Great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack’s day, and I have no idea who was on the shooting end of the camera in this … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 3 Comments