May 2008 archive

You Can’t Get There From Here

To get to Kalamazoo from Detroit, you usually would do this.  At certain times of day, or traffic conditions, this works better. Yesterday, I used the first route. The plan was to meet D2 near Jackson; we often do this to same time and gas for everyone. I was too early, and I knew D2 had …

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Genealogy Blogs

Where are they? What are they? Are they useful? Read a little here on Cyndi’s list. Here is a small sample: Read the blogs written by Geneabloggers. There are tons more, some fun, some more like research diaries, and many informative blogs which describe library holdings, research techniques, or history of a certain area. Google …

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Winnie A. (Kaiser) Yearnd Scrapbook, Page 14

Pages 6-13 contain photographs of living people, so I’ve kept them private. Page 14 again shows photos of my Dad, James Austin Yearnd. Dad was named for two uncles James Johnston, 1862-1940, was one of those uncles. James Johnston and Jane (Jennie) Johnston were the only siblings in a family of five known children who …

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Thoughts from the Road

We left Lincolnton Georgia Saturday evening and drove up to Hendersonville, NC, where we spent the rather short night.  I didn’t think much on that drive, but I did gather my thoughts and jot down a few of them as Papa drove us back to Michigan Sunday.  I actually did quite a bit of driving …

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Winnie A. (Kaiser) Yearnd Scrapbook, Page 4

The fourth page of Sweetie’s scrapbook contains a collection of photographs of William H. Yearnd, Jr., 1917-1992. They seem to span his life up to the date Sweetie died. This one is of an infant: One shows a little boy on the beach, and one the same boy with his bike: The next two are …

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That’s enough for today.    

Lincolnton, Georgia

I must say that the water levels are really down. Papa thinks the river might be 6 or 7 feet below the first time we were here, several years ago. It’s dusty in Georgia. We ran across some cows that got out last night. A sheriff was sitting by the side of the road with …

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Winnie A. (Kaiser) Yearnd Scrapbook, Page 3

What Would You Take?

Some people can’t believe the way we travel, or perhaps they don’t understand how many ways there are to skin a cat.  This trip is a scaled down one, as compared to taking Lex, or even the van, tent and some camping equipment. We had a bunch of free hotel nights, and decided to use them …

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