(Lack of) Material Evidence

I do some family genealogy every now and then. Like many others, I have turned to the internet in the past years to build a family tree. This tree evolved thanks to some unrelated genealogists who have the opportunity and time to dig in archives and visit cemeteries to photograph graves in distant places. However, … Read more

Ugly objects

On midsummer, it will be exactly 26 years ago that my mother died. After her death, many of her things remained with my father until he died 10 years ago. Then my siblings and I had to go through the various items that had once belonged to them individually, to them as a couple, and … Read more