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Wordless Wednesday (Not So) – Happy Birthday, Grandpa!


Today would have been my Grandfather, Oscar Rowan Lindsay’s, 95th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Grandpa!!! We love and miss you very much!!

Wordless Wednesday – Augusta F Mielke Death Certificate


Augusta F Mielke Death Certificate

My great-great grandmother Augusta F Strauss Mielke’s death certificate.

Courtesy of the Michigan State Library.

Happy Searching!

SueAnn

Treasure Chest Thursday – I’m a Big Sister!


If you haven’t figured out by now, I love old pictures! These are more from my “treasure” box.

My mom’s first of two younger sisters was born in 1952. My grandma says that mom loved being a big sister.

Happy Searching!

SueAnn

© Finding Mielke, 2012

Travel Tuesday – Queen’ s Hotel Port Elgin Ontario


The Queen’s Hotel was owned in the 1940’s by Mr. and Mrs. McPhearson, who were great friends to my great-grandmother Edith Basham Lindsay. Every summer, they would drive from Detroit to Port Elgin to spend a month there.

Post card from the Queen’s Hotel Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

Oscar, Mr. McPhearson, Edith, and Mrs. McPhearson outside the Queen’s Hotel Port Elgin, Ontario

Oscar and Edith outside the Queen’s Hotel, Port Elgin, Ontario

Happy Searching!

SueAnn

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Family Portrait (Unknown)


Found this in the same antique store as the WWII postcards. The imprint on the side says Wolffe & Leonhardt, Wilmersdorf, Augusta str. 1.

No clue of who these people are or when this was taken. Anyone with any suggestions feel free to leave a comment, I would really love to get this back to some related to the individuals in this photo.

Happy Searching!

SueAnn

 

Travel Tuesday – RMS Queen Elizabeth


 

Back of postcard says: THE PORT OF NEW YORK is the busiest port in the world. The Queen Elizabeth is shown being berthed. Other ships are from the bottom, The Independence, America, United States, Olympia, Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, Mauretania and Sylvania.

My grandfather and great-grandmother traveled aboard the Queen Elizabeth in 1948 (read that story here).

Happy Searching!

SueAnn

Treasure Chest Thursday – Vintage WWII Era Post Card


 

This postcard is from Dinan, France of the Le Viaduc. The picture was taken from before the bombing, but someone illustrated, where the bombing took place.

This is another one of the postcards, I found at the antique shop in my hometown.

Happy Searching!

SueAnn