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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sentimental Sunday: Houses My Nana Grew Up In, Chicago, 1910-1924
In my last post, I talked about the "Big House" at 7000 N. Ridge Boulevard in Chicago's north side, where my Massmann great...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Those Places Thursday: "The Big House," 7000 Ridge, Chicago, Illinois, 1927-28
The house pictured below shows up numerous times in the 1927-28 home movie I found a few months ago. I have confirmed that this is 7000 Ri...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday's Faces From the Past: Images from a 1927-8 Home Movie
After my father, Frederick Henry Pape, passed away in November 2017, I was going through his things, and I came across a VHS tape I'd n...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tombstone Tuesday: Roy Lee Guokas, 1917-1959
My great uncle Roy Lee Guokas (1917-1959), is buried at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas. I'm not quite sure ...
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Sibling Saturday: Found Photos, Dairyman's Country Club, Wisconsin, July 1951
I found these two photos when sorting through items belonging to my father, Frederick Henry Pape (1929-2017) after his death late last year...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Wordless Wednesday: Funny Birthday Face, 1958
My first birthday, at 609 Teetshorn, Houston, Texas © Amanda Pape - 2018 - click here to e-mail me.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Sentimental Sunday: Happy Easter, 1970
Easter 1970 (which was March 29), in the backyard of our family's home at 8015 Sharpview, Houston, Texas. In the back are my si...
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Those Places Thursday: Nativity BVM Catholic Church, Chicago
At the corner of Washtenaw and Lithuanian Plaza in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago (home to many Lithuanian immigrants in the mi...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Easter Eggs – Margučiai in Lithuania
One of the displays at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago, which we visited on August 8, 2017, was full of decorated Eas...
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Verbų sekmadienis - Palm Sunday in Lithuania
I saved a couple of posts about our visit to the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago on August 8, 2017, for this week, Holy W...
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