Category Archives: missing relatives

Searching So Long, I Felt I Knew Him

I could find nothing on him. No census data, no service record, no mention on any passenger list. Now it makes sense. Continue reading

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Safe Harbors

SAFE HARBORS by Marilyn Yocum ONE came to visit, stayed for years, understood Mom more than Mom did. When storm flags flew, she shuffled to her room, waved us little girls in, blew smoke rings and spoke of vaudeville to … Continue reading

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Ma and the New York Post Covers

MA HAD a HABIT of drawing a beard, moustache and horns on the faces of New York Post covers. Not everyone, mind you. Just some. She’d read the news, shaking her head the whole way, then reach for the Sharpie … Continue reading

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