Category Archives: My Maternal Side

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A Legal Assault

My newest essay…  Feel free to read or not read. Warning it could be pretty hard reading. A Legal Assault  

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A New Story!

Check out my latest genealogy  story:  My VanZandt Roots And while I have your attention, food for thought:  “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”  ~Charles R. Swindoll And in the words … Continue reading

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Forgiveness…

What I’m learning at my CHIP class Tonights CHIP class was probably the hardest so far. This class doesn’t just address diet or perhaps an easier to swallow (Pun intended) word, “nutrition.” It also addresses dealing with stress, and self … Continue reading

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History bites us in the a**

My mother said, “I was afraid that Jack would divorce me and marry her, so I had to protect myself.” The other ‘woman’ was all of seven years old on that day! Continue reading

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VanAtta video

http://youtu.be/ZT4MEfM0Bho   My cousin made this video, and it is very good. Anyone with the Vanatta surname in their background really wants to see this!! Variations on the name include: VanEtten (the original form), Vanattor, VanAtter, Vannatta, etc. The name … Continue reading

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Dear Mom…

Dear Mom… Ya, you the woman I don’t know anymore.  Someone I’ve not had any kind of meaningful conversation with in twenty years.  TWENTY YEARS!!!  I can date the date! I still have the letter you wrote me.  It would … Continue reading

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Oh! Washington!

Monday, October 20, 2008 Four the past four days I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel around with my husband while he filled in for a co worker in Washington State. I say I am fortunate because … Continue reading

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