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Reunion Stuffs

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll remember that in 2013, I was anxiously planning the first Schmitzer Family Reunion of my lifetime. I think back on those weeks and months leading up to the Big Hoorah, and … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Legends

Every Family Historian has a few brick wills she will attempt to climb every now and again when the maze has confounded her. One of mine comes from my first Family History vacation in 2012. After visiting and touring the … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Reunion

Has it been four weeks already? It seems like yesterday, I was hugging my cousins. I think Steve said it best in an email the other day: “I guess you’re back on your busy, crazy schedule, huh?” I suppose I … Continue reading

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Choral Society, Program Notes, and Grandpa Schmitzer

We take for granted that Jim’s program notes will be informative, pertinent, entertaining, and–yes–even a bit touching. We take for granted that Lynne will sit tall and play the piano flawlessly, with or without her glasses. We take for granted … Continue reading

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Family History, part III

Well, folks? This will be my final post about my recent Family History vacation. And what remains to be said? There is something magical about returning to the land of your fathers (or in my case, the land of my … Continue reading

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Family History, part II

My Great Agenda for the Family History trip included two very personal stops. I had heard rumors some time ago that the old Schmitzer house was still standing on South Dehmel road in Frankenmuth. I was given a photo from … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Three Generations

Perhaps the most famous photo in the clan, here is Herman, teaching music to three generations of Schmitzers.

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