Illinois Snow in the 1920’s

My grandmother Charlotte in the hat and coat standing in front of the snow and my grandfather Judd with the shovel. Durand, Illinois. We had five inches yesterday in Pittsburgh.

Nothing like this!

Throwback Thursday on Thanksgiving

That’s a lot of th in the title today.

There’s much to be grateful for as a daily practice, not limited to Thanksgiving.

I am paying tribute and expressing gratitude for good parents. I found this photo today and remembered our Thanksgivings together. And apart. An inscription of gratitude for their friendship was on the back of the photo, written by friends Ethel and Coleman Ives who must have mailed them the photo. I believe it’s taken in New Haven, Connecticut.

Once, when I was missing my mother snd father so strongly, in the depths of grief, a counselor advised me to do for others what my parents did for me.

My parents set a good example of how to be loving and caring humans which I’ve tried to pass on to my own family. ❤️

Marian and Roy Hendricks

Ancestor born in 1795 – My Father’s Side

Not sure why the info on the back says two years 1862–63 for death date unless it’s an approximation?.

Katherine is from my father’s mother’s line. I wish I knew more.

I don’t see any family resemblance.

From My Grandmother’s Album

No identifying marks on the back of this photograph. What is the story of these two women who lived more than a hundred years ago? I don’t think they are my ancestors. But I don’t know. Illinois   Early 1900’s.

One Room Schoolhouse Teachers

My father and mother (b.1912) were teachers in one room schoolhouses in Illinois. And this is BEFORE they went to college, where they met. University of Illinois.

You may have seen these before but I thought these photos were perfect for a Throwback Thursday post.

My mother, back row on the left.

My Grandfather at the Wheel

And my grandmother Charlotte is standing on the left, next to my Uncle Robert(b 1914), who is holding the dog. Aunt Edna is in the backseat and her husband, Uncle Edgar, is seated on the running board. Durand Illinois

Great Aunt Jessie Van Sickle

My grandfather Judd Dewitt Van Sickle had 6 siblings. His sister Jessie Van Sickle was the only one to reach young adulthood.

I’ve seen the siblings’ markers surrounding the parents’ graves in Durand, Illinois cemetery.

Jessie was Born in 1878, and she passed on May 27,1904. My cousin John said she was studying to be an opera singer. There are notes that say their mother, my Great Grandmother, Lucy Maria Judd passed from “la grippe”(influenza)