Mom arrived from Tucson last week and our genealogy research marathon is already warming up for the main event Jamboree this weekend.
Tomorrow Mom and I meet up with her sister and my sister for a Family Homes Tour in Orange and Santa Ana. This promises to be anything but an ordinary afternoon. Mom gave Auntie her “homework” some time ago – to list the addresses of each house they had lived in growing up. This is no small task. Mom came up with seventeen houses; Auntie could only name fifteen. Turns out, the conflict is over two “residences” Mom called “the chicken coop and the garage” and her more refined sister referred to as the “converted apartments.”
We have that all straightened out now.
Mom spent the morning looking at old photos to identify houses and landmark buildings so we can take pictures from the same perspective. I have the address list typed in order of residence, and we have a list of other buildings we hope to photograph. My sister will navigate and referee our elders. I will drive. Wish us luck.