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  • My father's older brother, Uncle Augie, was always my favorite uncle. In addition to sharing a passion for baseball, my uncle tried to teach me golf and enjoyed talking about the Milwaukee Braves. While living on the farm, I always looked forward to Uncle Augie's visits.

    My Favorite Uncle

    My Favorite Uncle

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

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  • Memories of my grandparents during the Irish War of Independence in Dublin and Balbriggan. First hand account of the atrocities committed by the Black and Tan raids in Ireland in 1921. When was the War of Independence in Ireland?

    Memories of the Black and Tan Raids in Ireland in 1921

    Memories of the Black and Tan Raids in Ireland in 1921

    by L M Reid19

  • Emigrating to Australia in 1967: My mother tells us her memories of living and working in Australia in the 1960's. She immigrated with her husband and five young children as £10 Poms. Migration Memories on board the Ship Castel Felice.

    Memories of Irish an Mother Living in Australia 1967

    Memories of Irish an Mother Living in Australia 1967

    by L M Reid35

  • This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.

    Cholera in North America: How It Showed up in My Family Tree

    Cholera in North America: How It Showed up in My Family Tree

    by Cynthia8

  • Memories of my grandmother and her family living in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence. What did the black and tans do to the Irish people? The Black and Tans atrocities and auxiliaries in 1920's Ireland.

    Memories of the Irish War of Independence in Ireland

    Memories of the Irish War of Independence in Ireland

    by L M Reid37

  • We love and cherish our mothers. We wish they would live forever, but the day comes when we must say goodbye and that day will forever be etched in our minds. At least this is my story...

    Mom is Gone but Never Forgotten

    Mom is Gone but Never Forgotten

    by Linda Bilyeu45

  • Christmas in Australia in 1967 as Irish immigrants. Migration Memories of living in Australia as a 10 year old child. Why did the irish immigrate to australia? We immigrated to Australia with the £10 assisted passage scheme.

    Memories of Living in Australia in 1967 as a Child

    Memories of Living in Australia in 1967 as a Child

    by L M Reid10

  • It was Eric Thomas who said, "The Value of a man is not measured by what he does for himself to make his life easier, But, measured by what he does for others to make their lives easier." Certainly this was true of Lewis Rome who was a passionate public servant.

    Remembering Connecticut State Senator ~ Lewis Rome

    Remembering Connecticut State Senator ~ Lewis Rome

    by Robert Walker0

  • This article reflects the joy of having and loving a step Grand Daughter, and through multiple tragedies, how I lost the beautiful child from my life. She will have our prayers forever, and be always missed, for love is something no one can take away.

    My Lost Grand Daughter

    My Lost Grand Daughter

    by Susan0

  • During the 1950s, I never paid much attention to the news on television or in the paper. In 1957, there were, however, exciting and interesting things happening all around this 13-year-old. This article fondly recalls special events that occurred to my family and me.

    1957 Through the Eyes of a 13-Year-Old

    1957 Through the Eyes of a 13-Year-Old

    by Paul Richard Kuehn12

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