Author Archives: Patricia Desmond Biallas

Another Bud on the Branch (Model 18 Nov 2018)

Introducing the latest bud on the Desmond branch: Rylee Josephine Cowen. Rylee was born last night, 18 Nov 2018, at 10:15 pm CST in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She  weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Her parents are Will Cowen and … Continue reading

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Mishaps, Trivia, and Surprises Revealed while Renovating Decades Old Wedding Album

Do you know what you were doing 35 years ago today? I do! I do! I was prepping for a wedding—my own. A few years ago, when our wedding album was quite literally falling apart, I decided I’d better redo … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Irish Romantics!

Tradition and romance appear to run deep in my line of the Desmond clan–more than two centuries deep–from what I’ve discovered so far.  It seems my great-great grandfather, Patrick Desmond (b. 1795) was baptized on his (and my) namesake’s day–exactly 223 … Continue reading

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