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My Feisty Grandma

Grandma Doris is one of the major reasons that I wanted to start Sidetracked Legacies. She was fun and feisty. But she’s been gone since June 2007 and it’s only now that I realize just how little I actually knew about her. Continue reading

Uncle in the Attic? I Had an Aunt in the Garden

Aunt JoanOne family member that I feel kind of gets overlooked is my Aunt Joan.  She is the wife of a very, very, very interesting part of our family, my Uncle Lloyd. He is my father’s brother and we spent a lot of time with this family in Madison, WI. He was quite the guy, let’s say eccentric. His wife, Joan, had to be a saint to put up with him.  He was loved unconditionally by most of his family. Continue reading

Our Family Loves an Old Curmudgeon!

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Me, Uncle Lloyd, & Little John

We have many interesting family members, but I’m going to pick one of my favorites.  Uncle Lloyd.  I could write for days about Uncle Lloyd.  He was like a grandpa to me.  Many people thought he was just a crabby old man, but I knew different.   Continue reading