Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Time Traveling, Baby Boomer, Genealogist-Mom takes on the Nation’s Capital (Part 2)

Part 2 of  this baby boomer, genealogist-mom’s recent trip to Washington, DC: A visit to the National Archives; meeting some Desmond cousins for the very  first time, and a comedy review of all things Washington. Day 2:  Friday, November 13 … Continue reading

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Past & Present Converge for a Time Traveling, Baby Boomer, Genealogist-Mom in Washington, DC (Part 1)

Often, as family historians, we work so hard at researching the history of our family’s past, that we overlook the present, forgetting that in the future, today will become the past. Huh?  What? Essentially, what I’m saying is this: by … Continue reading

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A Desmond Thanksgiving, c. mid-1970s

Thanksgiving in the mid-1970s at the home of newlyweds, Gerry & Donna Desmond, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Doing the honors with the turkey is our Dad, Gerald J.Desmond, Sr. (1909-1979). (Velour shirts on the men and the macrame cord from a hanging … Continue reading

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