Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Transitive Vampire

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For my annual Halloween post, I want to discuss a little book that I came across the other day when I was trying to find more space on a bookshelf. It sat snuggly between the Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. The book is titled The Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, […]

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Funeral Card Friday – A Little Bit About Funeral Cards

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

                I recently posted some of my funeral cards using the GenealBloggersTRIBE blogging prompt of Funeral Card Friday, and Janice Webster Brown of the Cow Hampshire Blog asked the question, “Do you, or anyone else, know of anyone other than Catholic families using funeral cards?” I decided to do some research into the […]

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Funeral Card Friday – Dorothy A. Noble (1913 – 1982)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I received this funeral card when I attended the funeral of my paternal aunt, Dorothy A. Furlani. I do not have a death certificate for Aunt Dot, as we called her; but, if I remember correctly, she died of lung cancer. She was a heavy smoker and was only 69 when she died. She is buried in St. Peter’s cemetery […]

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Funeral Card Friday – Lorraine A. Noble (1897 – 1977)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I received this funeral card when I attended the funeral of my maternal grandmother, Lorraine Gunther Noble. She had broken her arm and was hospitalized for several days due to her age. The doctor had her transferred to a nursing home upon her release from the hospital. He did not want her to go home and overdo it. My mother visited her […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Souvenir Booklet St. Edward’s Church 1897

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My treasure for this Thursday Tuesday is a souvenir booklet published in 1897 by St. Edward’s RC Church in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. It is a treasure to me since I found that my 2nd great grandfather, Theobald Meisberger, was one of the original members and he is mentioned in the booklet. The booklet is about 64 pages and includes […]

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