Tagged with family

Family History: First Memory

Each Tuesday, Dede offers questions or ideas, which hopefully will spark a memory you can write/record so that it can be left for children/grandchildren/family/friends. Describe the first memory that you can think of and share it with as much detail as you can. This is a funny one. The actual memory is this: I’m lying … Continue reading

Introducing Cassandra Zaishay Chittister

It’s official! Jackson is now a big brother! Introducing Cassandra Zaishay Chittister Born: October 25, 2011 at 12:17 am In: Baton Rouge, LA Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces Length: 19 inches More Pictures About Her Name Cassandra is Robyn’s favorite name in the world. She chose it when she was 8. It honors both her … Continue reading


The WordPress  post of the day for August 24, 2011: Have you been to where your parents were born? What was it like? If you haven’t been, describe how you imagine it to be. My mom was born in Pittsburgh, PA, as was my grandfather. My grandfather attended Carnegie Institute of Technology. Someone told me … Continue reading

Two Years Ago

Two years ago, I got a call before 8 o’clock in the morning. Two years and just a few days ago, my mom was still alive. Last year, I went to the cemetery and talked to my mom. Then, I went shoe shopping. That night, some friends took me out and I got more smashed … Continue reading


I have a feeling this is going to be one of those posts that makes people angry with me. But, it’s been in my head for a long time. My mom passed away almost two years ago – May 21, 2009. She was 59. (Aside: Her mom died on May 28, 1980, when she was … Continue reading

Fare Thee Well

My Uncle Lowell passed away last weekend, January 23. He was 78. It was very sudden. Uncle Lowell was my Dad’s oldest sister’s husband. They have four sons – Vern, Mike, Joe, and David. Vern and Joe are fairly local, while Mike lives in Texas with his wife and two kids and David lives in … Continue reading

Family History Tuesday: Grandparents

Almost every Tuesday, Dede offers question(s) or idea(s) to spark a memory to capture for your children, grandchildren, family, and friends. This week’s prompt: Describe your favorite memories about your grandparents. My mom’s mom died in May 1980. (Actually, my mom’s funeral was on the anniversary of her death.) I was only 4-1/2. I have … Continue reading

Christmas with Some Pictures

I finally downloaded the pictures from the camera to the computer, and it seems that my computer is no longer randomly dropping my Internet connection. So, I can share a few photos of Christmas. Our plans were derailed a bit by illness. Max got sick first, about 1-1/2 weeks after Thanksgiving. He went to the … Continue reading

Family History: Me as a Teen

(originally posted on LiveJournal) DeDe provides family history journaling prompts every Tuesday. I’m actually 3 prompts behind. But I’m going to journal them anyway, because I think they’re interesting. What do you remember about yourself as a teenager? What was important to you? What were your dreams? Ever since moving back to California, to a city that … Continue reading