Photographs


JuneRuss1975There’s nothing quite so moving as the slow salute of an honor guard to a fallen comrade or that final verse of Taps… November has been a month of ups and downs culminating in my Uncle Russ‘s funeral this morning. He was a gifted mechanic, veteran, father, uncle, friend and, from my perspective, utterly devoted to my Aunt June. So, perhaps it’s no surprise…

We’ll miss them both.

 

Happy hunting,

Jess

June06When I talk about Henry Massy, it always starts with a request made by my Grandmother and Great Aunt to find his story. And all along the way they were fabulous cheerleaders, attentive in hearing what I uncovered and appreciative of the time and efforts and I was honored to be able to give them back some of the story lost to them. My Great Aunt died this past weekend. She was one of the nicest people you could meet, stubbornly independent, and a beautiful soul.

Jess

MissFiestySomeone’s celebrating this week! Happy birthday to a girl who’s always had her own style! And it’s really only gotten stranger as the years have passed. I love it!

Happy hunting,

Jess

 

Packer & Jones GirlsI’ve been hanging out over in this side of the family with my research for the last few weeks.

This is my 2nd Great Aunt Grace Packer and, I believe, her two oldest nieces Alexia and Edith Jones. There’s only a five or six year  gap in age between Grace and Lexie. This was probably taken around 1914 just before or after her next niece, Doris Jones,was born. The Jones girls were the daughters of Pearl (Packer) and Raymond Jones.

Everyone looks thrilled in this shot!

Happy hunting,

Jess

He has a birthday this month and even as a kid he had the moves! It’s kind of a version of the Running Man.

Happy hunting!

Jess

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Cora Helena (Packer) SheaI’m hoping to get back  on track soon but I’m  just unpacking from move. 

Here’s a more formal picture of my Great Grandmother Cora Helena (Packer) Shea.

Happy hunting,

Jess

 

Gran and us, 1984Summer outings of long ago… This photo is from a day out at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, circa 1984. That’s Gran, me and my brother. This is from dad’s photo collection.

Happy hunting!

Jess

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