Frank Sadowski (1921-1945), Almost My Father, 52 Ancestors #73

His name was Frank Sadowski. This Memorial Day, I couldn’t help but think of all of the people who made that ultimate sacrifice and how their deaths changed history – and I don’t necessarily mean history on the battlefield.  I’m … Continue reading

Barbara Jean Ferverda “Bouché”: The Dancing Years – 52 Ancestors #220

I’d like to introduce you to my mother. Long before she was a great-grandmother, she was a grandmother and before that a mother and before that, a beautiful young woman with aspirations. She was beautiful, both in body and soul, … Continue reading

Barbara Jean Ferverda (1922-2006) and Her “Suitcase of Life” – 52 Ancestors #193

It’s Mother’s Day, of course. Mother’s Day falls within a week or so of the anniversary of mother’s passing. The year she passed away, I spent Mother’s Day cleaning out her apartment and moving the furniture I was keeping, along … Continue reading