While I am sure that our children will someday poke great fun at photos from this year’s Christmas, I can’t help but share a couple of my favorite funny Christmas photos from my own childhood. My grandma, with cigarette in hand, on Christmas or Christmas Eve. This photo must have been taken in the late1960s […]
Christmas, 1974, in South Bend, Indiana. Dad, mom, me (front left) and Gregg. The 70’s were not a stylish time in Indiana. And how fortunate are we today to have instant digital cameras that immediately let you know the picture is off center and you need to re-take it? Growing up, my mom, brother and […]
Uncle sitting on his “new” Christmas bike, with Grandpa . I grew up with the best grandparents a kid could want. They spoiled us with little gifts, and they spoiled us even more with love and attention. I still miss them, especially around the holidays. During interviews with my mom over the years, about her […]
Benjamin Robledo (1919-1990) Twenty-one years ago today, on December 22, 1990, my grandfather Benjamin Robledo passed away. Despite being my grandfather, I don’t know very much about Benjamin. He led a hard life and just wasn’t in the lives of his children or grandchildren on any sort of consistent basis. My last real memory of […]
Maria Nieto Robledo (1887-1974). Homemade tamales are a Christmas tradition in many Mexican families, and my family is no exception. I can’t remember a single childhood Christmas, and very few adulthood Christmases, without my dad making the wonderful savory tamales (with the world’s most perfect masa) that he learned how to make as a child […]
After about 5 years of self-hosting my own TNG family history site, I have pulled the site down. TNG is still the best family history website software I’ve ever used, but I seem to spend more time tweaking code and customizing and maintaining the site than I do on actual research.