Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

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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