Category Archives: Family

When a Promise Should Not Be a Promise

Doing the right thing in life isn’t so hard. Let’s not kid ourselves, we all know what’s right and wrong when faced with a decision. And there’s only do or not do. Simple enough. Really. The real challenge is knowing … Continue reading

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When These Records Are Yours

If there was one constant in my home as a child, it was music. Nearly every weekend was filled with the sounds of my father’s vinyl 45 collection. At least I remember it that way. It has probably been nearly … Continue reading

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A Day on Baltimore Ave

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The Ascent of Baby

A few weekends ago we went to Jenny and Todd’s place for Audry’s 1st birthday party. There were many babies. Not quite as many when we had a pot-luck dinner a few weeks back with 15 babies (!) between 6 … Continue reading

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Lucy and the Babysitter(s)

Kate is still working two days per week. So when Kate’s in the office, Lucy is in the primary care of a neighbor. The woman is a former elementary school teacher who stays at home and home-schools her 7 year … Continue reading

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Wildwood, NJ with the Family, Sept ’10

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My Mother and Sister’s Birthday Lunch in Havre de Grace, Maryland

My wife and I took my sister and mother to Havre de Grace, Maryland today to celebrate their birthdays. The city is on the upper end of the Chesapeake Bay, on the south/west side of where the Sunsquehanna empties into … Continue reading

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The Busy Summer

This very well may be one of the most busy summers Kate and I have had together. I can’t believe I have yet to get to posting some photos and a congratulations for Steve and Sally. There are a couple hundred pics, so I suppose … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part III

Part I Part II My name is, was, and will be Hertzog. When I started researching my family name I had very little to work with, and almost no knowledge of where I came from before the mid-20th century. It … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part II

Part I  Thinking about my cross-country trek in 2000, I remembered, aside from gas station and convenience store parking lots in Philadelphia, Americans are generally a friendly lot. This man wasn’t going to let me down. He wiped his sweaty … Continue reading

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