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Audio Trouble

I have spent hours on the audio. I am going to have to call on some experts. Now I am moving on to the the old home movies. I am taking them to Motophoto. Who knows. Maybe I will be able to post on this sight. They said it would take about a week so I might have an update next week.

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We have contact…

So yesterday I ended up having a wonderful day.  I know that we spent a lot of time scanning all the old pictures ( I hope people are printing this generations, not just keeping them on their computer).  I received a wonderful email the other day.  I am not sure how this wonderful person found us be it via Google or just happened upon the site but I am very glad she did.  Her email was able to tell us who a few of the people were in a photo.  Not only that but she told me about her relative that worked for the family meat packing business.  I am hopeful that I can make contact with her in the near future.  If she is local (hey maybe if just within the state) I might just make a trip to take her to lunch and find out more.  Funny how family really brings out the best in people.

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All News is good news…

I guess we have good news in the Broecker Family.  Jackson has had a successful surgery.  That is great news.  The last family dinner was well attended.  everyone seemed to like it and I know that my wife and I are planning on returning for another meal.

Kurt and Penn Broecker family both attended the KMI reunion at KCD over the weekend.  While exhausting it seems to be a lot of fun for all involved.

More news later.

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Jackson’s Surgery

Dinner Gang:

As of 3:40pm, Thursday, Jackson is out of surgery and going GREAT.  Surgeon said it was a text book surgery.  All of the electrical connections are great.  He is in recovery for about ½ hr.  Their plan is to be home late afternoon tomorrow.

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Interesting Prices in History

year median income average price of a home new car gal of gas gold per oz. Silver per oz.
1910 $                    750.00 $                                    115.00 $        950.00 $       0.09 $         20.67 $               0.54
1937 $                1,780.00 $                                1,788.00 $        760.00 $     10.00 $         20.67 $               0.38
(Found this as price for new house for Dad’s b-day $4,100.00)
1940 $                1,725.00 $                                3,925.00 $        850.00 $       0.11 $         35.00 $               0.71
1967 $                7,300.00 $                              14,250.00 $    2,750.00 $       0.33 $         34.95 $               1.55
1978 $              17,000.00 $                              54,800.00 $    8,900.00 $       0.63 $       195.00 $               5.95
1997 $              36,006.00 $                            124,100.00 $  16,900.00 $       1.22 $       447.00 $               4.89
2008 $              40,523.00 $                            238,880.00 $  27,958.00 $       3.39 $       850.00 $            16.00
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I need to be better

You never know what you are going to learn when you spend some time with family.  Now I know I need to get a tape recorder to get them on tape.  Hey, I might get some of those soon.

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New Updates to Family Tree Maker

Have you seen the TV Show “Who Do You Think You Are”?  If you haven’t it is pretty interesting.  Ancestory.com is taking a look into the family history of some famous actors and singers.  Last week was Rosie O’Donald.  They were able to trace her history back to Ireland.

Long story short, Shari, My wife has taken it into her own hands to be very interested in this.  She has started to spend a lot of time doing research.  A new upcoming update to our Family Tree Maker file is on it’s way.

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Family Fun

I recently had a ruff day and on my way home I realized just how important my family is to me.  After discussing this with my wife I realized that what I miss most is the family history that I won’t be able to gather now that some of our family can no longer pass it on to me.  My father had a stroke a few years ago and has not regained the ability to talk.  I miss the advise that he would give, but mostly I miss the stories of when he was younger with the cousins and the good times that they all had.

I know it is late, but my new years pledge is to add more family history to the site.  Who knows, maybe I can get some audio recordings and post stories.

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Hey, you can contact me now

Okay, okay.  I admit that I missed a big one with the update of the site.  I forgot to put a way to contact me.  Don’t worry, I have added it now.  Seen me a message when you have a free moment.  Tell me what you like, what you don’t.

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Website Updates!!!

Okay, so I know that most of my posts have been about the updates to the website.  Yet again I learned more about word press today.  I changed the URL so that they are friendly.  No more “?=105” to get to a post.  Now you want the history you go right to it.  Next on the list will be to get more on our home page.

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