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  •  I never knew my mother since she died (20+ / 0-)

    when I was born, so I got to know both sets of grandparents very well. My Dad's parents raised me til my Dad took over after they had both died by the time I was 14. We all lived in the same small farming community so the visiting was plentiful.

    My paternal Grandparents had moved from southern Illinois in 1921 to Iowa and, naturally, made annual or bi-annual trips back "home." I met and knew many Great-Aunts and Uncles and all manner of cousins.

    I knew my mother's Grandfather Jim, too. He died when I was 10 and he was 95. He was a big Yankees fan and was always on about his team.

    I was also lucky, because of my genealogy searches, to have been given a copy of a booklet written by a Great-Great Grandfather. He was an incredible character and his little "Story of My Life" is one of my most cherished things. I've written about him quite often in the GFHC group.

    I treasure all my ancestors and love studying history to try to get into their heads to see why they did what they did. Fascinates me to no end!

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:30:20 AM PDT

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