Last week my Aunt Ruth celebrated her 100th birthday and we traveled to Pennsylvania to surprise her on her big day.
A few months ago, while visiting my Aunt Esther and Uncle Al, my mom’s sister and her husband, I noticed this nice plaque on their wall. My Aunt Esther said that it belonged to her mother, Hilda (Scaer) Schumm (1895-1997), who is also my grandmother, but I do not recall ever seeing it.
About a year ago I wrote about my Grandma Schumm’s 1900 and 1902 school souvenir books from the one-room school she attended– Schlemmer School, District 7 Public School, Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana.  Thanks to Kristy K for providing me with a photo of Schlemmer School. Kristy is the great-granddaughter of Peter Shie, who …
Wednesday I went over to visit Mary, my first cousin once removed. We spent the afternoon talking and had a wonderful visit. She had invited me over to look at some old family photos. Of course I am always eager to learn more about the family and scan old family photos. Mary and I share …
Some time ago I posted photos of Jacob Miller Jr’s 1897-1898 Wild Cat School Souvenir Book. [See Wild Cat Souvenir Booklet https://www.karenmillerbennett.com/wildcat-school/wild-cat-school-souvenir-booklet/ ] That was the first School Souvenir Book I had ever seen but just the other day I ran across a copy of two more of these books. Two more souvenir books from …