Category Archives: Families

Santa Cruz: 1955 Carniglia Brothers

Usually I start with the front of the postcard, then post the back. In this case I liked the back better, so it’s first. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library Collection. Here’s the front:

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Fun Stuff: Harmony, California 1992

Me and my sister in Harmony, 1992.

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Santa Cruz: My great great grandmother’s house

Photo of my great great grandmother, Eliza Jane, and photo of house in Santa Cruz where she lived in 1900.

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1906 S.F. A Trip Down Market Street

This film was shot shortly before the big earthquake and fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906. My grandfather Harvey was there, age 9, with his father and grandmother. I have an audio tape of him talking in … Continue reading

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Grama Nova’s Santa Cruz Recollections 1907

The following was written by my Grama Nova on her 72nd birthday in 1972. We all went to Santa Cruz, California, to Uncle Ralph and also where Aunt Stacia lived. Uncle Ralph and Auntie Amelia had a big home on … Continue reading

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1958 – Me (wearing the roller skates shown in May 18 post)


1958 – Me (in roller skates) with my sister.

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My Childhood Roller Skates ca. Late 1950’s

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Stewart St. Boulder Creek

Alfred and Cordelia Stewart, seen here in this photo, built a cabin in Boulder Creek in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. They lived out their days in that cabin. Alfred died in 1908 and is buried with other family … Continue reading

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Poem Mom Saved Since 1948

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My Mom, The Genealogist

I used to hate history. There. I’ve said it. When my mom used to talk about her genealogy and history research, I’d cringe. Oh no, here she goes again. Mom died in 2005 and my sisters and I are still … Continue reading

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