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Tag Archives: Panama Canal Zone

Picking Up the Threads in Haiti and Panama

1926 was a big travel year for the Lessiack family. Great-grandpa Leo’s job with the Hamburg-Amerika shipping line provided the family with lots of opportunities for adventure, and from the … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 18 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

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

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

The Hidden Branch

Surprise — two DNA tests reveal that I’m Jewish. My Jewish husband and Jewish best friend claim they are not the least bit surprised by this news, and I can’t … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 14 Comments