The Things You Find

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 13, 1910.
Rev. Shields was my great-grandfather. And Cermak was Cermak.
St__Louis_Post_Dispatch_Sun__Mar_13__1910_
St__Louis_Post_Dispatch_Sun__Mar_13__1910_B
And in case you wondered what a smartass looked like at the turn of the last century, we have this snip about women trying to get men to sign dry petitions.
St__Louis_Post_Dispatch_Sun__Mar_13__1910_-petitions

 


 

© 2019 Tori Brovet/All rights reserved

Ex Libris

Instead of writing a blog post this weekend, I spent far too much time listening to Adele and creating a photo album for a past vacation. I knew perfectly well that I was stalling. I was operating in the nostalgia I could handle, rather than the uncomfortable one that actually needed my attention.

Continue reading “Ex Libris”

Unearthed: The Inglis Family (Part 1)

This story truly spans the planet. To get to Japan from Chicago, we have to start in Scotland.

Pack a bag.

Continue reading “Unearthed: The Inglis Family (Part 1)”

Hello My Name Is

This woman’s face drifted up to me this week. She came out of a pile of photos, a randomly selected card in a shuffled deck of memories. It has been some days, but I keep going back to her although — and maybe because — I have no idea who she is.

Continue reading “Hello My Name Is”