Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Windows on the World Matchbox

New York World Trade Center, Windows on the World Matchbox. 
c. 1999 or earlier 

My mom (1933-2010) traveled frequently to New York for business and I recall her sharing with me that she had lunch at the World Trade Center. Mom used to collect matchbooks where ever she traveled to . . .  after she passed, I was going thru the basket of matchbooks, I found this very special treasure that I now have safely stored in an archival box.

We will forever remember that day and all those who lost their lives to the 9-11 terrorist attack and lives that have since been lost from the effects of that attack . . . never forget.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Oma and the twins ~

This is my maternal Oma, Liselotte Haf née Kaiser~Saule
born ~ 19 Dec 1913 in Zurich, Switzerland
died ~ 05 April 2010 in Augsburg, Germany . . . holding my twin uncles,
Helmut Haf  ~ 1940 ~ 1994 and Adalbert  Haf  ~1940 ~ 2004  



Friday, October 19, 2018

1902 ~ Richard Denton Ijames Death ~

In 1902, on Oct 19th, my paternal two times great-grandfather, Richard Denton Ijames, died of asthma in his home in Owensboro, Kentucky, and leaving his wife, Marjorie Ellen (Lovell) a widow with eight children.

  Richard Ijames Dead.
   Richard D. Ijames died of asthma at his home on Walnut street at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He was one of the oldest citizens of Owensboro and resided here continuously for more than fifty years. Mr. Ijames was born near Gallatin, Sumner county, Tenn., September 15, 1829, and grew to manhood there. In 1851 he removed with his father to Owensboro, and shortly thereafter he was married to Miss Ellen Lovell.
   The deceased is survived by his wife and eight children, all of whom are grown. The funeral will be conducted from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and the remains will be interred in Elmwood.

Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America) · 20 Oct 1902, Mon · Page 1

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