Baby Boomers, Berfield, Cousin Connection Project, cousins, genealogy, Generation X, painted hills, Pennsylvania, Sterling

My Cousin Married My Cousin

This isn't a William Faulkner novel, it's reality. It's also not like it sounds. When your family has deep roots in the same area where you were born and raised, it's bound to happen, and it doesn't take much digging to find family members marrying family members.  They probably don't even know they were doing… Continue reading My Cousin Married My Cousin

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Giselle Daniel, Helene Daniel Boe, Hermine Daniel, Josephine Daniel Rothsprack, Rosa Daniel

Why Grandma Cried

My mother was born in 1940, one month after Germany began it's attack on Great Britain. A few months later, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and the United States entered the war. By that time, Hitler had been rampaging through Europe for more than four years. Two days after Mom's fifth birthday, Emperor Hirohito agreed to unconditional… Continue reading Why Grandma Cried