My family, my life, my story. This blog is my record of my search for ancestors here in the United States and their countries of origin. It is also a record of my life and that of my descendants. Genealogy is a long time passion of mine and I hope you will join me. My main surnames of interest are Grashoff, White, Chaffin, Wells, Matzdorff, Fogleman, Stinehart, Omvig. Past, present, and future all come together. Preserving the present is as important as discovering the past.
Spring in my rural Iowa yard is beautiful. It is a treat for your senses. You can feel the fresh green grass under feet. The trees are laden with beautiful blossoms. The white Mountain Ash in the front of this photo is my mother's day tree. The pink blossoms in the back belong to my flowering crab which grew from a start I dug out of my grandmother's yard. The fruit trees are all blooming as well which my mother planted. My many lilacs are blooming which I also dug up from my grandmother and aunt's yards.