Monthly Archives: May 2015

Week #4 — Closest to My Birthday, Homer Kuykendall Shanks, #4

While my dad’s birthday is closer to mine, I felt I *had* to write about Papa, my dad’s dad.  His birthday is about 3 weeks after mine, he died the day before my 13th birthday, and I just discovered this … Continue reading

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The Brightest Shiniest Object of the Year

I walked through my front door last Saturday evening — the first time since Tuesday morning — at the end of my trip to the 2015 National Genealogical Society conference in Missouri, and my husband told me, “Open the box!” … Continue reading

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Daniel Boone was an “Assee”!

She said what?! Judy G. Russell didn’t stutter.  Daniel Boone, frontiersman extraordinaire, was an “assee”.  Frankly, I didn’t see what the fuss was about — frontiersmen weren’t known for minding their Ps and Qs.  But then she showed us the … Continue reading

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The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

On our approach to the St. Louis airport, we passed by the Gateway Arch . . . and I changed my mind. Getting me out of the house takes a logistical miracle.  I have two teenagers with multiple disabilities, and … Continue reading

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