Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Thank You, Mom!

Each April brings reminders of her. I was preparing for my second Fulbright teaching exchange to the former East Berlin. My mother died April 26, 1994, in Colorado so I flew out for the funeral and to help in close … Continue reading

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Homemade Pies

Who doesn’t recall your grandmother’s pie baking in the oven?  Or you mother’s cakes or pies baking?  We associate our fond childhood memories with these wonderful smells coming from the kitchen or cooling on racks.  Whenever my mother sent her … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life

The day was overcast and cool when people gathered for the funeral. A group of voices sang in remembrance. It was the end of April and shortly before her next birthday in May when my mother left this earthly life. … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

  My story begins in Massachusetts where I was born. From age 5, I recall a smoke bush outside the window and playing all day long outdoors with my sisters and neighborhood friends. There was a grand piano in the … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Earlier this month, my talented friend and fellow WordPress blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award. Annika Perry is a gifted writer, and I urge my readers to visit her site: https://annikaperry.wordpress.com I think you will enjoy her entries and … Continue reading

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Tumbleweeds

When we first moved West from Massachusetts to Colorado, there were frequent dust storms. And even though windows and storm windows were shut, the dirt found its way inside the house.  In the Fall, the wind whipped up the tumbleweeds … Continue reading

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A Genealogy of Niemczura of Radgoszcz, Polska

In May 1983,  my father compiled and published a genealogy of our Niemczura family.Today’s blog will contain most of my father’s comments on his initial research. His curiosity in compiling the genealogy stems from his interest that summer after he … Continue reading

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