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Blast From The Past: Cousins, Uncles and Aunts!

My conference project for the last several years
has been to scan in old photos.
Does this count as old?
This definitely counts as old.
Was Mike in love, or what!
Actually, he still is.
Mike and his family used to faithfully visit us in Texas
for Thanksgiving so they could buy Star Wars toys at our
Toys R Us for Christmas.
This is what happens in 25 years.
I took this at Dad's 85th birthday party.
Matt can buy his own toys now.
I believe this photo was taken in 1978 in Yakima.
I love to see pictures with Mom in them.
Usually she was behind the camera.
I don't want to say Mom had favorite grandkids,
but I will say she loved these children an awful lot.
Grandpa Cannon wearing plaid polyester slacks?
I am speechless!
I scanned in lots of photos of Collins' family.
He is laughing and having fun with the kids in most of them.
Does everyone know this is the brother
who taught me how to play chess and Memory? And his sons grew up to be great dads, too.
Susan's family was not left out.
Isn't this …

Benjamin Freeman Bird

I have spent 17 months researching the life and genealogy of my ancestor Benjamin Freeman Bird. He was born during the Revolution and began his trek across the plains at age 72. His heritage goes back to the Puritans in Massachusetts and even one Dutch ancestor in New Amsterdam, before Manhattan was New York. If you are related to Beth Innes Cannon, he is your ancestor, too. I loved doing this research, but I'm also very, very happy this is finished. Ben just uploaded it. The link is here. Take a look!


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