Another Teacher in the Family

Another Teacher in the Family

Ethel Margaret Koons, c. 1912 Finding another teacher in the family always makes my day; it's been my dream to become a teacher myself for years now, and I often feel more connected to the stories of my schoolteacher ancestors than to those long-ago ancestors whose daily lives are more difficult to imagine. Elmer Nelson [...]

The Next-to-Last Cook Sister

The Next-to-Last Cook Sister

Leonard & Florence (Cook) Monette, 1910 Some 52 Ancestors prompts have immediately reminded me of a family story: "Frightening" sparked the memory of my grandmother telling us kids her favorite ghost story, and the obvious choice for "Independence" was my Revolutionary War ancestor's journey to clear his name a year before his passing. Some prompts [...]