March, 2009


11th Smile for The Camera Carnival is Posted!

And it’s the best yet!  See it here at Shades of the Departed.

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A Family Bible Discovered

I was being lazy one evening and I decided to run some surnames in the Family History Library catalog.  Nothing verfy exciting happened until I tried “Mischeaux.”  This is what I got.   This is the data for the family bible for the very family I’m researching!  The film notes say: “Microfilm of manuscript collection (4 p.) donated by Buell Dwight …Continue reading →

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The Rest of Paul Harvey’s Story–Conclusion

Paul Harvey Aurandt eventually overcame the  murder of his father, a Tulsa police officer, when Paul was just a toddler.  That murder spun off a series of bizarre incidents in the State of Oklahoma: A lynch mob demanded that the Tulsa County sheriff prove that the accused were not in the jail.  They dispersed after their hand-picked “inspection committee,”  which …Continue reading →

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Brother & Sister

Taken Too Soon David Joseph Penny (1942-2007) Edna Mary Penny (1941-2008) Direct Descendants of George Micheau (1813-1907)

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The Rest of Paul Harvey’s Story–Part 1

Even as he represented a kind of normalcy and stability, broadcasting legend Paul Harvey’s personal story was unusual.  Murder, the Ku Klux Klan, perhaps a secret marriage, a grand jury probing the possible theft of  atomic secrets–all of these things are part of the rest of Paul Harvey’s story. Paul Harvey Aurandt was born on September 4, 1918, in Tulsa, …Continue reading →

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Blog Schedule

I’m traveling to a conferencce through Wednesday p.m., so our next Paul Harvey story will appear on Friday. Since I am traveling, I’ll also be researching for my other blog, The Watchdog’s Travelog, advice and tips especially for the disabled traveller.

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An Irreplaceable National Icon is Gone: Paul Harvey Aurandt, 1918-2009

In the dreary days of fall and winter in 1960s Albuquerque, I would hurry home from school at lunchtime and enter the warm house for a comforting sensory experience.  The kitchen would smell of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Dad would be sitting at the end of the table, he being home for work from lunch.  The radio would …Continue reading →

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