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September 24, 2008


Brandie Butcher

Elyse's story is very inspiring to me.

I remember as a young child and especially as a preteen listening to my grandparents, my great aunts and uncles and even my parents, listening to the endless stories and never tiring of them.
I especially relate to Elyse's comments regarding connecting ancestors to history. My Grandparents grew up during the Great Depression and I heard of so much suffering. But I also learned of the love shared between brothers, sisters, and even neighbors. I learned how everyone shared everything and took care of each other.
I could go on and on there are so many memories and stories!

I too have great interest in our ancestors and their history. My passion is in old photos and when I am unaware of their stories, well, I just make them up and tell them through my artwork!

Thank you Larry... It is comforting to see such passion for the past in such a young heart!


Larry Lehmer

Thanks, Brandie. Old photos often tell stories without words, even if you don't know the people in them.

Elyse Doerflinger

Hey Larry,
I just realized that while I've read this post multiple times, I somehow forgot to give you a comment.
Thank you so much for posting an article about me. I really appreciate you talking about me.
Thanks, once again,

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