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Location Central Ohio, United States
Introduction Sometimes I want to jump back in time, into the lives of my ancestors to meet them, see how they lived their lives, and watch their interactions with each other. Since I can't do that, I spend time learning about them and the times in which they lived. I look forward to meeting them. I've been seriously searching for my ancestors for nearly 12 years. I plan to continue indefinitely. If you think we might have ancestors in common or you'd like to contact me for any other reason, please email me at myancestorsandme @
Interests family, family history/genealogy, Airedales, quilting, taking photographs, reading, bird nests, colors, sewing, seed pods, vintage notions, vintage fabric
Favorite Movies Get Low, Temple Grandin, Cranford, Bella, Hobson's Choice, Letters to Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, The Whales of August, Anne of Green Gables, Wives and Daughters, A Room with a View, Fried Green Tomatoes, Second-Hand Lions, Sabrina (the new one)
Favorite Music George Winston, Liz Story, Bach, Vivaldi, many other genres, but not rap, jazz, blues
Favorite Books Includes books I've enjoyed not just favorites in no particular order, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, The Enchanted April, The Firebird, Bellewether, Grit: the Power and Passion of Perseverance, When Crickets Cry, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness Medicine and the Murder of a President, Before We Were Yours, My Name Is Resolute, A Gentleman in Moscow, The Girl You Left Behind, Long Way Gone, The Nightingale, The Shape of Mercy, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, Goodnight Mr. Wodehouse, Gossamer, The Boston Girl, Water from My Heart, Once We Were Brothers, First Frost, 365 Thanks Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life., Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, Helen Keller's The Story of My Life, Winter Wheat, Unbroken: World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption, Country Matters, Unwritten, The Shoemaker’s Wife, When Crickets Cry, Chasing Fireflies, Thunder and Rain, What We Keep, A Country Year: Living the Questions, For the Love of a Dog, The Awakening Land, A Lantern in Her Hand, Eat Cake, Blink, Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Merle's Door, Our Prairie Home, My Grandson Lew, Anne of Green Gables, Annie's Ghosts, Maisie Dobbs mysteries, At Home in Mitford series, The Forgotten Garden, Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Little White Horse, Good-bye Mr. Chips, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, How Green Was My Valley, The Tin Ticket, Moon over Manifest, Wives and Daughters, Winter Garden, Where the Light Enters