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02/21/22 Weekly Recap

JAUNTS Tuesday, we went to Modesto to visit Uncle Richard and his fiancé Laura. He had grandpa’s wooden plates grandpa brought back from Germany when he fought in World War II. My mom gave them to Uncle Richard at some point and now he was moving in with Laura, he was passing them onto me. I've only had photos of these and now I have the actual plates. My heart is happy!! Laura fixed us a great lunch and her daughter Linda and son-in-law Walt joined us. They wanted to meet us before the wedding in April. We had a great time and look forward to getting to know them.  Spent Friday and Saturday at our friends Ken & Jan Reynolds. We worked Friday afternoon on our trip to The Mighty Five Parks in Utah next year. This includes Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Zion National Park. We will be gone for over a month and it takes a bit of planning for a trip this long. We made great progress. For dinner Jan baked a

Week 8 – Theme "Courting" – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Total Blank

I have drawn a total blank on this week's theme. Sadly, I don't know how my parents met, or my grandparents. There are a few older relatives I need to question regarding this. I have many questions I need to find out. I just don't seem to have the time to get it all down on paper. I just keep plugging away.  Copyright © 2021 by Jacqueline Threet Henderson, Jacqueline's Jaunts. All rights reserved.

Week 7 – Theme "Landed" – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks –Baby Brother Visit

This is my second year working on this year-long weekly writing prompts provided by Amy Johnson Crow and posted on her Generations Cafe Facebook page. I will do my best to write something each week. I've missed the first 5 weeks of this and trying to get back into the swing of things.  I started working for Mervyn’s right out of high school in 1976 and worked for them for 16 years. In 1979 Mervyn’s was building 4 new stores in the Phoenix area and a group of us were promoted and transferred to Phoenix. I just turned 21 years old. All four stores’ management teams spent months interviewing, hiring, and training for all four stores.  I always kept in contact with my parents and baby brother Shawn when I was in Phoenix. Shawn was ten years old when I moved to Phoenix.  We were close and I missed him tremendously. I asked my parents if they would fly him out to visit with me for a weekend. My mom at first was very hesitant, after all it was her baby. I don’t remember if my dad or I or

Week 6–Theme "Maps" – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – R D GRIFFIN'S FIRST DAYS OF WWII

This is my first year working on this year-long weekly writing prompts provided by Amy Johnson Crow and posted on her Generations Cafe Facebook page. I will do my best to write something each week.  I've missed the first 6 weeks of this. I have not written anything since December 27, 2021.  This excerpt is from a project I am working on about my grandfather and his World War II experience. It includes a few maps. I've only included where he was November 1944 to December 31, 1944.   26 November 1944 Station: Beggendorf, Germany This was three days after Thanksgiving. Grandpa was listed as a Private (Pvt) and was transferred into L Company 406th Infantry Regiment 102nd Infantry Division. At this time, he was stationed in Beggendorf, Germany.                                            1 D ecember 1944 Station: Linnich, Germany   His company left the Regimental Rest Area in Beggendorf, Germany at 12:15 p.m. Enroute they encountered bombing by German Messerschmidts but received no