Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - 100 Word Genealogy Challenge

Randy Seaver has another great challenge:

1)  This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge ( that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

2)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words. 
The most interesting ancestor I have is my aunt, Lorene Ethel Hork (1923—2013). As our “fun” aunt, she loved hearing stories about our lives. But she lived a great one herself. She worked as a civilian for the Army  in Japan after World War II. Eighteen months later, she and three other young women traveled around the world visiting Asia, the Middle East, Egypt,  and Europe. She returned in 1953 aboard the RMS Queen Mary. Living in San Francisco and San Diego, she worked for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the same place as her husband, Wally Waldron.

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  1. Quite a world traveler! She must have had interesting stories to tell.

    1. She kept a journal and it is very interesting!

  2. I think the war effort opened up some interesting new possibilities for women. I absolutely love the photo of her in Egypt.

  3. You did a great job with your summary. After reading it I wanted to sit down and talk with her about her experiences. I see why you called her the fun aunt!


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