Sunday, November 9, 2008

Smile for the camera...Once upon a time...

Norbert Wozniak and
Christmas, 1956
Picture owned by P. Taylor
One of the very few pictures I have of my father and myself.
I started my love of books and reading at a very early age!


wi_twin_mom said...

I'm just browsing around and found your blog. I too, am interested in genealogy. This summer some relatives invited me to It's free site so families can keep in touch and add to the family tree. I've met cousins I didn't know I had and we've shared old family photos. I can't say enough about this site!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Precious picture! I love the Christmas tree in the background.

Msteri said...

I absolutely love the look you both have towards each other, perfect!

T.K. said...

What a cute picture! And look, you got Trigger!

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!