Monthly Archives: November 2011

Auto Accident

My family was in an auto accident this week.  By God’s grace we all walked away from our totaled van a little shook up but otherwise fine.  I am thankful for seat-belts and the airbags of modern vehicles.  But I … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day – Pearl Harbor Survivor

My husband’s grandfather is a Pearl Harbor Survivor.  He was 19 and a U.S. Navy Gunners Mate, First Class aboard the USS Honolulu.  Here in his own words is his description of what he remembers from that day, December 7, … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – Family Legacy

I think part of why I love studying my family history is because I love seeing the strong legacy they have left for their descendants.  I look at the way they lived their lives; standing through adversity, staying loyal to … Continue reading

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If My Descendants Were to Write about Me

Recently, I had a conversation with someone who questioned my desire to write about our shared ancestors. How could I really know what a person went through and why? I think the real worry was that I would write something … Continue reading

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An Immigrant’s Journey

My great great great grandfather, Joseph Rusler started for America in 1852.  He left a wife and three young children in Baden, Germany.  The trip should have taken about eight to twelve weeks .  He traveled on a sailing vessel, … Continue reading

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