Travel Tuesday: The Exotic and the Mundane in Mexico City

Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip Columbus McCormick (1892 – 1981) Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) From the Many Branches, One Tree treasure chest, this 1966 photograph celebrates the spring visit of my great-uncle-and-aunt, Phil and Benita (McGinnis) McCormick, to Mexico City, where our family was living at the time. … Continue reading "Travel Tuesday: The Exotic and the Mundane in Mexico City"

Sentimental Sunday: Sunday Dinner

Making Memories Around the Table Left to right:  John Charles McGinnis Mary Jane (Gaffney) McGinnis, Alice McGinnis, Thomas Eugene McGinnis, (John’s wife) Edith (Hoag) McGinnis, cousin  Eileen Kelly, and Benita McGinnis.  Photo taken at the McGinnis home, 8336 Drexel Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, sometime between 1914 and 1920.   Like many a family in the early twentieth century, my … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: Sunday Dinner"

Thankful Thursday: Life’s Lessons, Part 3 – The Forces that Shape Us

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) (This is the last of a three part series.   To read Part 1, click here.  To read Part 2, click here.) My father and me on my wedding day, just before leaving for the church.  Santa Clara, California, 1984. A few months before my father died, we had an interesting conversation about trust. I … Continue reading "Thankful Thursday: Life’s Lessons, Part 3 – The Forces that Shape Us"