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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Christmas 1961

I love this photo because Mary and James look so happy, with their arms wrapped around each other. A simple Christmas tree decorated with old ornaments, tinsel, and candy canes still seems perfect to me. I have most of these decorations … Continue reading

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Veterans Marker for Bernard Doran, Sr., (1890-1947) – Military Monday

Bernard Doran was born on the 21st of February 1890 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and died 11 April 1947 in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. My grandfather, who was called Barney by his family, served in the New Jersey … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Wasik Family

Surname Saturday looks at the history behind our family names. “Wasik Name Meaning. Polish (Wasik): descriptive nickname from a diminutive of was ‘moustache’ (see Was).Polish and Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Wasyl, Polish form of Greek … Continue reading

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