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Schmitzer Family Reunion

In fourteen days, I will be in Frankenmuth, eagerly awaiting the arrival of my dear cousin, Cindy-Loo-Hoo. It began last year. When Cindy’s father, my dear Uncle Wayne, passed away in September, Cindy began planning to honor his wishes and … Continue reading

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The Three Loves of Herman Schmitzer

January 19, 1973. Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of my Grandfather’s death. Though he died several years before I was born, he is a man who continues to shape my life, as well as (I know) the lives of all … Continue reading

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How did you get here?

How did you get here? The weekend that my Uncle Wayne passed away, Mom and I had been to Lower Michigan to brother my visit, Jeremiah. It is always so much fun to spend time with him. He is the … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Friday: Momma Heidi’s Hot Cocoa Mix

When we were young, Mom used to make her hot cocoa mix every winter. She would store it in gallon sized ice cream buckets. It was my favorite treat after coming inside from those cold Northern Michigan Winter days when … Continue reading

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Blue’s Clues

I wish that searching for family history was like an episode of Blue’s Clues. Every clue would have a blue paw print, screaming, “A clue!” It doesn’t really work that way. There’s no song and dance, no paw prints. I’m … Continue reading

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