My Grandfather: patriotic or disloyal

This photo collage represents my grandfather, Ned Felder. It shows a newspaper clipping about him, his 48-star flag, and his Presidential Memorial Certificate presented to my grandmother by President John Kennedy.  Born 2 days before Christmas 1894, grandfather, grew up in Alachua County Florida.  When he was 19 years old, World War I began in… Continue reading

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Back to school, way, way back!

back to school

You may have heard of the hardships of our parents’ upbringing and the struggle for an education. You know the stories; the ones that start with ”I used to walk 50 miles to school – up hill – both ways – in the snow – in Florida, just to get to school.” Well, it’s good… Continue reading

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A Horseback Ride for the Soul

Everybody needs a day when you can stop being the regular you, and you can be a cowboy for a day.  B-Bar Farms has been helping a community connect with a past, an animal, and a soul.     Nestled in the woods of Northern Durham/Eastern Orange County is a family owned farm with cows,… Continue reading

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Meeting Mom

HOW, AT ALMOST 60, FRAZIER GREEN MET HIS MOTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME My Roots Foundation recently asked for your help to help Frazier Green Meet his birth mother for the fist time. I want to personally say ‘Thank you’ to everyone who made this trip possible for him. It is a big deal when… Continue reading

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Resources for Finding Your Biological Family

Recently I was involved in helping a friend reunite with his biological mother.  The experience was quite moving for me.  I spend much of my time searching for family histories and know how difficult it can be for one to trace one’s biological family.   Most adult adoptees today who were adopted as babies, grew… Continue reading

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