Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 29

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – The Date You Were Born

Accepting the mission of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, I’ll tell you about the day I was born. 1) Day of the week: Monday [] My twin brother was born 5 minutes before I was. 2) What happened in recorded history on that date [] 1536. Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions 1740. …

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Jan 28

Family Recipe Friday: Mother Geiger’s Hermits


Mother Geiger gave me this recipe for Hermits, telling me that they were one of Charlie’s favorites. The cookies had been a favorite in the Walking family for a long time. Mother Geiger was born Elsie Walkling, daughter of Henry and Lizzie (Feurer) Walking, in Ottawa, Illinois. She married Howard Geiger in 1922. Grind 1/2 …

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Jan 27

Thrifty Thursday : Document Copies


Being digital active can save researchers bundle of money and time. Before the day of the digital camera and other digital hardware, we were at the mercy of the cost of obtaining a paper copy of an image and the paper copying equipment. For those of us who travel afar to great research repositories such …

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Jan 25

Tuesday’s Tombstone: Willie and Seddie Gale

Smith Meeting House Cemetery Gilmanton, New Hampshire

This tombstone located within the Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmington, New Hampshire, tells us very little. It simply memorializes Willie and Seddie Gale children of E. and M.J. Gale. No dates were found on this gravestone. My 2nd great grandparents Eliphalet Gale and Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale had at least eight children. According to …

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Jan 24

Sewing/Craft Room Make-Over: Before


I wish I could say that something extra special was happening, e.g. one of the make-over teams from Home and Garden network are going to help me out… Nah, that’s not going to happen. None-the-less, with the expectation that a sibling will be coming to live with me in my little retirement home and my …

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Jan 24

Military Monday: World War I Draft Cards


World War I draft registration cards are a valuable resource and many have used the microfilm copies that are on But have you held the “real thing” in your hand, the one your ancestor actually held in his hand (that is if he could write) when he signed his name? Have you seen the …

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Jan 21

Family Recipe Friday: Flax Seed Bread

Loaves of Flax Seed Bread

My weekly chore of bread making began when I was about eleven years old. We had a huge galvanized pan with a dough hook that I cranked by hand. I made five to six loaves of bread for toast and sandwiches, and rolls for the evening meals. No biscuits (we lived in New Hampshire). Although …

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Jan 20

Thriller Thursday: Death of Hobart Cape


The Cape Family of Hinton, Georgia, witnessed more than it’s share of tragedy. I have so much empathy for Alice D. (Yancy) Cape, wife of William L. Cape and mother of Cora, Levi, Hobart, Madie, and Waldo. A family ruckus erupted on August 4th, 1924 and Levi, who reported was intoxicated, drew a gun and …

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Jan 19

Wordless Wednesday: Walpole, NH

Bridge Memorial Library

As children, my twin brother and I were not allowed to “hang out” unless we wanted to “hang out” at the public library in our little village. (c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved.

Jan 16

Grids & Grommets

Sew Memorable Class - Grids and Grommets

Some women can’t resist a new pair of shoes… Not me, but I must admit that I have a thing for purses and totes (as well as jackets and blazers). Friday I had the opportunity to spend the day at Sew Memorable (4055 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, Georgia) constructing a tote-able “Grids & Grommets” bag. Traveling …

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