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  • Feb28

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    While doing some family research on Findagrave, I thought this advertisement getting served up was quite funny…

    Last Chance to See Grandma!

  • Feb1

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    Affected Through Excessive JoyYes, I know I have not posted anything particularly genealogical lately, and I apologize. I hope to remedy that situation soon.

    For now, here’s another random news article with a last line that tickled my fancy:

    “Since she saw him, Mrs. Woodruff’s heart has been affected through excessive joy and she is ill.”

    I do hope she recovered. and still had the $1,000 to repay the insurance company.

    Special to The New,York Times. (1910, Jun 22). ” Dead” brother reappears. New York Times (1857-1922).

  • Jan28

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    This method was successful. Your outcomes may vary.


    Dearest Mother

  • Jan24

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    Wants Baby Sent By Mail

    I don’t know about you all, but I send all my babies by stork. But some people have different ideas:

    “Sir: I have been corresponding with a party in Pa about getting a baby to rais (sic) (our home being without One.) May I ask you what specifications to use in wrapping so it (baby) would comply with regulations and be allowed shipment by parcel post as the express co are to rough in handling. Yours”

    Source:
    Wants Baby Sent By Mail (1913, Jan 17). New York Times (1857-1922). Page 13.

  • Jan15

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    I don’t know why, but this family history research is making me really hungry today!


    Screen Capture of People named Giant Fries and Giant Coffee in census results