Elmer and Ethel Pierre's wedding photo at the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota

Elmer and Ethel Pierre's wedding photo at the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota
This is my grandparents Elmer and Ethel (St. Germain) Pierre. They were married on 15 October 1935. This was taken at the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Nostalgia Is Easier To Do These Days

Nostalgia Is Easier To Do These Days
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Nostalgia Is Easier To Do These Days As computer technology advances, month by month, it becomes easier for everyone to capture and then ultimately re-live many things from the past.  Photographs and videos make it...
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Mt Rainier, June 2011

Early in June 2011, David and I were called to Washington state to be with David's brother, Dale, who was dying of lung cancer. Thanks to David's sister, Rosa, we were able to take a flight quickly and at little cost. When we got to the hospice in Lakewood, Rosa, and...
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Halle siblings reunited after decades apart

Halle siblings reunited after decades apart
 Benjamin Halle had nine children by his first wife, Malvina Baquet, and 9 by his second wife, Marceline Beaudoin. In 1879, the year the family emigrated from Quebec, to Massachusetts, Amanda (Marie Anne Leonise) was about 3 years old. With 7 older siblings and one younger, Amanda found attention every child...
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Excursion to find the Niles Farm Cemetery

Excursion to find the Niles Farm Cemetery
  This gravestone rubbing is one that I made in the summer of 1989 when my dad and I drove from Massachusetts to Vermont on an ancestor hunt. We knew the cemetery was on the "Old Niles Farm," which, of course, no longer exists, but undaunted, we headed out to the small...
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Tribute from a son

Tribute from a son
In 1980 I interviewed my dad, Donald Stuart Grant, and asked him about his mother, Ethel Frances Gilchrest Grant. This is what he said: "My mother was a very easy-going person, always finding the good side of people. I never heard her say anything bad about anybody. She would say, "if...
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Heirloom Quilt Square tells a story

Heirloom Quilt Square tells a story
      Here is a photo of a photo of my grandmother, Ethel Frances Gilchrest Grant, at age 18. It was taken at her granduation from "Normal School."  As a homemaker, she would  we ar a ho use dress during the day to do her cleaning, cooking, etc. Then right...
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Connollys from Cork

Connollys from Cork
Denis and Bridget (O'Brien) Connolly lived in Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine . They toughed it out through the worst of it, but by the 1870s, the future for 11 children was bleak. Seven (Cornelius "Con", Patrick, Dennis, Thomas (my great-grandfather), Dan, Tim, and John) of the 9...
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Edward Morgan and Rachel Cole Morgan

Edward Morgan and Rachel Cole Morgan
  Edward Morgan     Edward-Morgan-Birth-Certificate.pdf
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Preservation can occur while walking the dogs- Story in a Picture

  This spring I was out walking my dogs for one of their daily trips near my vacation home in Lakeside, Ohio when I cam across an interesting find. Most of my three times a day walks come out rather normally, but this one was going to be different.    While...
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The Tiger and The Bear in Saigon

The Tiger and The Bear in Saigon
It would take many decades to piece together enough of the past for the Tiger and the Bear to share a story about their growing up years.  Until they met in Saigon late in 1966, they lived separate lives, thousands of miles apart.  After 44 years of marriage, however, they are...
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Why I love the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!

Why I love the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!
    I have a high-quality flat bed scanner for large projects to do at home. But found the need for something mobile to assist with quickly helping a Legacy Stories client to scan and upload their first 5 photos, or for use when traveling and visiting family so I could...
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The Wild Horses Of Assateague Island

The Wild Horses Of Assateague Island
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Wild Horses Of Assateague Island    They have been living near the beach for the last 300 years, so the wild horses of Assateague Island in Maryland and Virginia probably resent the hundreds of bathers,...
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Introduction to the World of Photo Organizing

Introduction to the World of Photo Organizing
  So many people are overwhelmed with an ever-increasing store of photos, slides and home movies that will likely never see the light of day. That’s where Appo can help. If you need help regaining control of your photos and memories, there is an Appo member in your area ready to...
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