Monthly Archives: March 2012

‘Life’s a Journey’ series, Week 3 – Elementary Schoolwork

This week we were supposed to share some of our early schoolwork.  I didn’t really save very much of my actual schoolwork other than a few reports which I can’t really scan and show here.  The biggest focus of my … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Surname – Gotcher

Gotcher is one of those really fun names to research.  It can be spelled and pronounced a myriad of different ways.  Also helpful is the fact that my grandpa Gotcher never really talked about his family history.  He didn’t leave … Continue reading

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Life’s a Journey series, Week 2: School Pictures

I believe this was my third grade portrait.  Believe it or not this was before my awkward stage – my fourth, fifth and sixth grade pictures were hideous and I never could figure out why my parents paid for them. … Continue reading

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“Life’s a Journey” series. Week 1: My earliest baby photo

This photo was taken within the first 2 months of my life.  My mom is holding me on the porch of the boys’ dorm that they were dorm parents in at Red Bird Mission, Kentucky.  I always thought it was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Aviator Boy

I love this picture.  I don’t know who this boy is but there were several pictures of him in my Grandma Gotcher’s box of pictures and he likes to wear the aviator hat and goggles.

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Mystery Monday – Maria Artlysia Boblit Tracy’s second marriage

Last summer I discovered that my great great grandmother, Maria Artlysia Boblit Tracy remarried after my great great grandfather John Edward Tracy died in 1896.  After digging around I found she remarried July 4, 1900 a John Burwell Forbes.  At … Continue reading

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Zada Violetta Brown – Sunday’s Obituary

Zada Violetta Brown (1871-1966) “Zada Violetta Brown, the daughter of Delbert and Margaret Gillian Brown, was born at Viola, Ia., on March 12, 1871 and passed away after a lengthy illness, July 5, at the age of 96 years.  She … Continue reading

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