The People of Pancho

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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

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

Great War Stories Project

Happy Friday, People. Please click on over to Florida International University’s WWI  #GreatWarStories project on tumblr, where my great-grand-uncle Ernst Spielmann is featured today!

March 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Wally in Winter, 1915

I’m not sure why I find this 1915 picture of Emma and Wally Keil so funny, but maybe it’s because we all sometimes take things just a little too far when … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 12 Comments

Franz, An Important Mystery Friend

In my recent scanning binge, I came across several images of the same young man, which suggests that he must have been important to my Great-grandpa Leo. Eventually, I found a … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 15 Comments

Honoring My Veteran People

Today I share images of some of my Veteran People. I don’t have pictures of everyone, unfortunately, but I am deeply grateful for the service of each and every one of … Continue reading

November 10, 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