Category Archives: Family

99-cent Eggs: Part I

Typically the holiday of Easter and mother nature’s notion of Spring can be at odds with each other in this part of the country. Weather on Easter Sunday can range from dreary, rainy, and cold, and look like late February. … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Our Mayflower Connections

On the family tree research front, must has been researched that I’m still trying to absorb. Its been a fascinating process. I’ve been working on something lengthy regarding the Hertzog line’s origin. I’ve managed to trace things back to Switzerland … Continue reading

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Ackerman in America

My mother’s maiden name is Ackerman. The Ackerman line looks like this: Stephen Clyde Ackerman (b. ? in Germany – d. 1790 in South Carolina) Stephen Oliver Ackerman (b. 1784 – d. 1849 ) Edwin Murray Ackerman (b. 1814 – … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Cook(e) – Koger – Ackerman – Hertzog, From Pre-Norman Britannia to Today (Part I)

William Cook (b. 1025, London – d. 1070, London) and Katherine James (b. 1031, London – d. 1079, London) wed and bore a son, William Cook (b. 1025, London – d. 1070, Leicestshire). The Britannia William and Katherine knew was … Continue reading

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Genealogy: The Concannon Clan

My father and I are going to set aside some time soon to explore his mother’s Irish bloodline. He apparently has a book published in 1870 with the names of all family members, cousins, extended family, and apparently the address … Continue reading

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Genealogy

Genealogy has always been something I’ve been interested. But not so interested that I’d spend hundreds of dollars for experts to do it for me, nor interested enough to spend vacations in South Carolina searching through probate records. But interested. … Continue reading

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Cape Cod, Addendum

All in all, we had a wonderful time and got to meet new people and strengthened friendships with those we already knew. The summer season has passed, and with it the bulk of fishing opportunities. But what I lose in … Continue reading

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Vacation 2009 (Mt. Pocono, PA)

Kate, I, my sister, my parents, and my mother’s twin sister and my uncle, all spent a four day weekend at gated community off of 196, not too far from Tobyhana and Mt Pocono. [Note: As I write this, while … Continue reading

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4th of July Fishin’

I spent a good portion of yesterday fishing the pond at Barb and Paul’s place while we collectively celebrated the high-point of summer and my favorite holiday – the 4th of July. I brought the rod and reel and had … Continue reading

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New Baby Meets Grandparents Kiner

We’ve got a lot of pics coming of this event, as well as Bill’s birthday. I’m heading towards my deadline with sleep thought so I gotta stop at a few. This one, taken by Blake, wins for color, shadow and … Continue reading

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