Category Archives: Family History

Family Business

My three Wheeler-Nicholson aunts were all attractive women with intelligence and good taste and a manner of living each in their own unique way that our grandmother, Elsa referred to as panache. The second sibling of the five, Aunt Marianne, … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew and the Case of the Moldy Papers

What is it that drives us to search for ourselves in the photos and stories of our ancestors? I’ve always loved detective stories from the time I was a little girl in Mobile, Alabama. I would take the younger siblings … Continue reading

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The Chateau at Vic-sur-Aisnes

Editor’s note: This post is continued from the previous one. Once uncle Finn and I arrived in Vic-sur-Aisnes we headed straight to the gates of the chateau. Everything appeared to be closed and Finn told me that he was concerned … Continue reading

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Castles in the Air

When I was growing up in the early 50′s in the Gulf Coastal town of Mobile, Alabama it was a little shabby and run-down at the heels. There wasn’t a lot of money floating about due to the poverty that … Continue reading

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