Wordless Wednesday: Joan and Tom Schiavon

Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca  1928 – 1987 Ralph Thomas Schiavon 1924 – 1993   Brother and Sister  Tom (age 5) and Joan (age 18 months) Winter 1929 Chicago, Illinois Copyright ©  2012  Linda Huesca Tully

Born Going Up in the World

Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca  (1928 – 1987) 1928 was a year of prosperity, hope, and bravado. It was the middle of the Prohibition era, and Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States.  The U.S., along with 14 other countries, signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, also known as the Pact of Paris,  a treaty that condemned … Continue reading "Born Going Up in the World"

Amanuensis Monday: “This is the Wish of their Mother”

[Note:  Amanuensis is an ancient word meaning one who performs the function of writing down or transcribing the words of another.  Derived from the Latin root manu-  , meaning manual or hand, the word also has been used as a synonym for secretary or scribe.] Inside cover of my mother’s baby book, as inscribed by her mother, Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon ca. July … Continue reading "Amanuensis Monday: “This is the Wish of their Mother”"