In this week's Roundup: Memories of my Dad on what would have been his 85th birthday, a hidden gem in an 1864 town book, the last man to leave Ellis Island, and more.
He would wake us on Saturday mornings whistling reveille. This was usually accompanied by a glass of OJ and quick, vigorous back rubs to “get the blood pumping.” It was time to do chores and you weren’t going out to play before the house was spotless because this officer-father liked precision, control, and cleanliness. The army had been a good choice for him.
In this week's Roundup: A Seattle-area couple reminisce about the 71 years of their marriage, economics, and quality; Eva Independence: born on the 4th of July; Genealogy masks of the day #40-44, and more.
In this week's Roundup: An orphan heirloom rescuer, a woman is reunited with her sister after more than 50 years, the story of Representative Val Demings' great-great-grandmother, and much more.
In this week's Roundup: A soldier who gave his all in the Korean War accounted for, important news about a proposed fee increase by the USCIS, a charming family tradition, and more.
In this week's Roundup: A morphing surname, detours in Scotland, a great-grandmother who crossed the Atlantic three times throughout her immigration journey, and other tales from the roots of Melissa McCarthy.