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    Monday
    Jun072010

    Warming Up for Jamboree with a Family Homes Tour

    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.

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    Reader Comments (7)

    looking forward to spending the day together tomorrow

    June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryour sister

    That sounds like SO much fun!!! I wish I could come. Have a great time and I hope you post some of your pictures.

    June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Goodrum

    Have fun and please post some photos. I'd rather drive than referee the elders!

    June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo Gr◘ham

    What a great idea! Enjoy your tour and please post some photos.

    June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

    Oh yes, there will be pictures. Thanks for the encouragement. We are off and running...

    June 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

    The fun the two of you have; I am so envious.

    Could your mother please adopt me? I'm a good daughter.

    -fM

    June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterfootnoteMaven

    The more the merrier, fM. Mom is always up for adding to the carpool. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

    June 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

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