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"

Wisdom Wednesday: A Father’s Influence (Part 1 of 2)

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca    (1915 – 2009) The Huesca-Perrotin Family Left to right:  Delia Domitila, Victoria, and Gilbert Huesca; Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca; Cayetano Huesca (standing), Mario Huesca and Maria (Amaro) Perrotin (both seated); Blanca Perrotin; and Eduardo and Enrique Huesca.  Notice my father, who was about seven years old in this photograph: even as a young boy, he loved wearing neckties, just … Continue reading "Wisdom Wednesday: A Father’s Influence (Part 1 of 2)"