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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

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

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

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

Pop Yoder was a Swinger

Not that kind of swinger, People. Settle down. I mean, Pop Yoder could really swing, big-band style. Stay with me here. Pop Yoder was the stepfather of my maternal grandmother, Katherine … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 14 Comments

Why Do This?

“Do not hunt for subjects, let them choose you, not you them. Only do that which insists on being done and runs right up against you, hitting you in the … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Happy Birthday, Grandma Kathi

Today, May 18th, is the birthday of my maternal grandmother, Katherine Adams Lessiack. She was born in 1920 in Idaho, and she died at the age of 92 in the … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 3 Comments