Albuquerque


My Teachers: Theodora Cooper (Gold Edition)

Last week, technical difficulties prevented us from presenting this post in full. We now run it in its entirety.   Mrs. Cooper was my fourth grade teacher. I remember her (from the vantage point of a half century past) as an “older” woman with graying hair that probably had been blonde. Of course, as a fourth grader, I had no …Continue reading →

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My Teachers: An Occasional Series

A few months ago, I discovered that my elementary school has an “alumni page” on Facebook. People were posting about their various experiences in grade school and of course, about the teachers. Frequently expressed sentiments included “I wonder where Mrs. X is today?” or “I wish I could get in touch with Mr. Y.” It was great fun sharing memories …Continue reading →

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On this King Holiday, Some Personal Memories

Half a century ago, in 1961, my family lived in West Germany (a name of a state now washed away  by history), as my father, an Army captain at the time, finished a tour of duty there. It was time for him, in Armyspeak, to “rotate back to CONUS” (i.e., to return to the continental United States). By early summer, …Continue reading →

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GeneaBlogie 2011

What’s coming up on this blog? It goes without saying that here at GeneaBlogie, we regard the passing of 2010 with the attitude, “good riddance!” It was certainly not one of our better years.  But as the great Satchel Paige said, “Don’t look back, [it] may be gaining on you.”  So we look forward the to what’s coming up in …Continue reading →

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Census Sometimes Little Help Tracking Migrations

I put my census form in the mail a little after the first of the month. I also scanned it, and I’m making some family group sheets to go with photographs.  All these items together will constitute our family’s census 2010 documentation. Seventy-two years from now, family researchers may conclude that I have lived in the same county for an …Continue reading →

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Good Schools A Staple of Ancestors’ Lives

This was produced for the 17th edition of “Smile for the Camera” I really don’t have much in the way of  photographs on my ancestors’ school days.   I have in the past posted school census records from the very early twentieth century in Milam County, Texas, where my gg-grandmother and her descendants lived.  But I know virtually nothing about my …Continue reading →

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Nana’s 100th Anniversary

JESSIE BEATRICE BOWIE 1909-1973 Jessie Beatrice Bowie was my paternal grandmother.  She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on January 11, 1909.  She was the daughter of Elias Bowie, Sr.(1874-1970) and Hattie Bryant (1888-1944). Hattie had been  born on the Texas Gulf Coast.  After a brief marriage at age 15 and another relationship, she headed for San Antonio with her …Continue reading →

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Top Cat

Top Cat! The most effectualTop Cat! Who’s intellectualClose friends get to call him T.C. Providing it’s with dignity. Yes he’s a chief, he’s a king,But above everything, He’s the most tip top, Top Cat. In September 1961, Hanna-Barbera premiered another of their primetime cartoons on ABC. Like The Flintstones, Top Cat was a hit that the whole family could watch …Continue reading →

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Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day. Curiously, Armed Forces Day seems over the years to have diminished in importance. There may be several reasons for that. It’s on a Saturday, not a Monday, so people aren’t as aware of it as they used to be. Then as security has gotten tighter, many military installations which formerly opened their doors to the …Continue reading →

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Good-bye to A Great Friend

The Albuquerque Tribune died yesterday after a long illness. It was 86 years old. The Tribune was born in 1922 as Magee’s Independent, a weekly sheet. Its midwife and first editor was an Oklahoma City transplant named Carlton Cole Magee (1873-1946). Magee was a lawyer who later invented the parking meter. Magee went after government corruption aggressively. He wrote a …Continue reading →

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