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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ entry, challenge #3

Memory Lane Monday

This year for my Memory Lane Monday posts, I’m using the ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ series authored by Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog.  These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.

To use this week’s ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ challenge for your own personal history records, view the entire description by using my, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.  Click subscribe (at the top) if you’d like to get my articles automatically delivered to your inbox, or click the RSS icon to read my posts via a feed reader.

I skipped last weeks entry, because I referred to the winters in my life in a previous post.  Instead, I interviewed Betty Harrell for my Examiner article.  Her responses about Winter Memories got her started down Memory Lane.  Read her interesting comments by clicking here

Here’s my Memory Lane Monday post this week:  Cars

My first memory of a new car in our family was an old DeSoto.  (Yellow and Black)  It is quite amazing to think about now that styles have changed so dramatically.  My parents were so very excited.  Throughout my life with my parents, they usually owned Chevrolets-usually the Caprise Classic.

When I was first married we bought a very old Chevrolet Impala and were simply grateful to have transportation.  Later we bought a Lincoln Mercury Capri, dark green and loved its sporty feel.  We later owned a Honda Accord that suited our growing family.  I have fond memories taking my children to school in our Chevy Blazer.  

I'm now realizing we had more cars than I ever imagined.  We now have a Chevy Suburban and a Toyota Matrix.  I'll fill in the others when I write family stories.

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