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Old slides reveal hidden past

I spent Easter weekend examining my dad’s slides taken during the 1950s when he was in the Army, stationed in the US and Japan (no combat duty). Dad and I used an old illuminated screen to view the slides against … Continue reading

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WWII Refugee Memoir: One Family, Many Voices

It’s never too late to write your family stories, and don’t be dismayed if it takes many years to finish. My mother’s memoir, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, about her childhood in Japan during WWII, took about ten years, with the … Continue reading

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Writing Your Family History Book

Last weekend I delivered my dad’s side family history book to the relatives. All that work was so worthwhile to feel the glow of my dad and his brother’s awe and gratitude. Worth the trip to Chicago where I got … Continue reading

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