Lutz / Shaeffer Family History

I have written a post covering my father’s side of family history, now I will be discussing my mother’s. My mom, Cynthia Kellogg, was born from Edgar Lutz (Gramps) and Lorene Schaeffer (Gram.) Lutz Beginning with the Lutz side — the oldest “Lutz” I was able to track down (through Ancestry.com) was “Christopher Lutz,” bornContinue reading “Lutz / Shaeffer Family History”

Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 2)

After the wedding on Saturday, the following day a bunch of us took a three-hour bus ride to Punta Cana. We stayed at a resort until Wednesday. The whole place was such a dream! It was warm weather but a little cooler than Santo Domingo, palm trees everywhere, pale sand, and crystal-blue water. There wasContinue reading “Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 2)”

Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 1)

Congratulations to Scott and Mariel! My brother Scott just got married to Mariel, who grew up in the DR, and with her parents currently living there, wanted to have the wedding abroad. It was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I flew over on Thursday with my dad and sister. The airport process was fairlyContinue reading “Wedding in Dominican Republic! (part 1)”

Visit with sister(s) & Guinea pig update

This past weekend, I went to see my sister in Brooklyn. It was an easy drive but parking was the only difficult part. I got there early to avoid traffic and waited at a book shop where I bought a new astrology book and read it with a drink in the cafe. After Julie wasContinue reading “Visit with sister(s) & Guinea pig update”

Mom and Dad visit

It was great to see my parents over the weekend. Dad and I took Mom out for a walk. She still has a lot of energy when it comes to walking. The warm weather is sooo close, but there was some crazy wind… hopefully it only gets warmer from here. We walked around Sagamore HillContinue reading “Mom and Dad visit”

Kellogg Family Lineage | My Roots

What stands out the most in the Kellogg family history, is the highly successful “Spencer Kellogg & Sons Company.“ The story begins with Supplina Kellogg, born in 1790, in West Galway, New York. He began a linseed oil business, owning and operating a grist mill (with his neighbors, the Millers) and soon bought another millContinue reading “Kellogg Family Lineage | My Roots”

Beach family vacation (OG21)

Every summer — of course the exception of last summer — my family does a beach vacation. It’s always a wonderful time with lovely, kind, and caring people. THE PRELUDE: A few weeks beforehand, I was feeling extremely overwhelmed. I called my sister having a panic attack, because my vet appointment for my cat, Venus,Continue reading “Beach family vacation (OG21)”