Notes from the past…

A gift for Nanny

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My grandmother turned 91 years young on Thursday, October 4. Today is her birthday party. Although confined to a nursing home for the past 4 years due to mild dementia, her memory of long-ago events is still surprisingly clear. She has been a great help to me in my research, and loves to tell stories of her childhood and the people and events of those times. For her birthday, I have created a “newspaper article” for her, patterned after the old newspaper society columns I have found at

I found several articles dealing with my ancestors in the Dallas Morning News Archives at GenealogyBank. Most dealt with just routine events, but 3 in particular stood out. I used these three to create Nanny’s “society column”. Happy Birthday, Nanny!

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