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Wordless Wednesday: Mary Elizabeth and Charles Henry Clark 1940's


March Finally Get Organized - Thanks Dear Myrtle!

It's never too late to join in!  Visit Dear Myrtle at to get organized!

March has been a good month to get all of the tasks completed.  I purposely set aside a minimum of twenty minutes a day to work on my organization and it worked well for me. I shared some photos on my blog, shared memories with family, and attempted to extract some memories from my mother.  I think my family enjoys my sharing of photos on Facebook and the blog the most.  I think the nieces, nephews and my children enjoy pictures of their grandparents, aunts and uncles when they were growing up.  I am thinking about adding some video of some old home movies that we had digitized for all to enjoy.

I spent some time photographing some family keepsakes and hope to share more information about them soon.

I have entered the wives of my first four generations (and a few other wives not in my direct line).  I have been working on entering the children.  I have h…

Wordless Wednesday: When we were younger the Urman's


Celebrate folks it's March 12th Genealogy Day!

The second Saturday of the month of March is Genealogy Day!  Celebrate by taking some time to find a new record, watch a webinar to learn new skills or take the time to catch up on your genealogy reading - books, magazines or blogs.   I am off to the Tucson Festival Books to see what interesting books I can find. 

There are free webinars and YouTube videos to learn more about research, organization, or a specific type of records.  I found a a video on YouTube that takes a ride through Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois where my Great Grandparents are buried.  I also found numerous videos on the Newberry Library in Chicago  - a place I am hoping to research at in August.

Are you attending the FGS Conference in Illinois?  You may want to check out what materials are available at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the Illinois State Library…

Wordless Wednesday: Robert Urman 1934


Grandma and Grandpa Clark

Dear Myrtle's Finally Get Organized To do list for the week is to share 1 family History Story per day. Visit to join in the fun!

Every summer my parents would take my brother and I to visit my grandparents.  They would leave us with them for our vacation - or their vacation which is much more likely the case.  I was always a little sad when our parents dropped us off, perhaps it was a reaction  to the
almost hysterical laughter they had when they drove away..We had fun playing with our cousins, seeing family, and just been cared for by our grandparents.

We did learn a few tricks.  Never let Grandpa know you were awake before Grandma got up.  If you did, he would make you eat his oatmeal which you could stand a spoon in.  He allowed no sugar, no milk, no butter, no nothing! Grandpa would come into the room and check to see if you were awake or asleep.  I learned early on to fake sleep.

Grandma always woke up late…

When Jessica was little......

Dear Myrtle's Finally Get Organized To do list for the week is to share 1 family History Story per day. Visit to join in the fun!

I have shared on Facebook the fact that two of my Great Grandmother's Johanna Schuck Miottel  and Stella Adams Poundstone both passed in the 1918 Flu epidemic.

Today I wanted to share something my daughter Jessica Lynne Fay (1983-2015) did when she was little.  One day when we were living with Grandma and Grandpa Clark - Grandpa told her to pick up toys and she said no.  Grandpa said "You will pick up your toys!"  again she said no!  My dad said that she will not tell him no and she put her fists at her side and said "You, you bok wok! I'm mad".  Now we joke around when someone makes us mad we call them a bok wok!