December 2022 archive

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! This past week I learned a couple new definitions for this specific time of year.

Tombstone Tuesday-Aaron L. & Glendora (Stump) Allmandinger

This is the tombstone of Aaron L. and Glendora (Stump) Allmandinger, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Today I am re-posting a blog I wrote several years ago, the story of the first time I heard the beautiful Christmas song Mary, Did You Know.

Tombstone Tuesday-Dash Meaning

We took a little vacation to Holmes County a couple weeks ago. The weather was pretty nice for December and while there we took the time to visit one of my favorite cemeteries, West Lawn Cemetery, in Baltic, Tuscarawas County.

1909 Christmas Greeting to Effie Morrison

Sending Christmas greeting cards has been a tradition since the 1840s and Christmas postcards were certainly popular in this area in the early 1900s. This is another Christmas postcard, postmarked Willshire, Ohio, December 23, 1909. It is addressed to Mrs. Effie Morrison, Willshire, O.