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Vera Marie Badertscher
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Vera Marie Kaser
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When I'm not traveling or reading, I'm writing about travel and books.
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My main occupation are my two websites. At  A Traveler's Library  I talk about books and movies and my travels. At Ancestors in Aprons, I talk about food that triggers memories of family and ancestors. I also write articles in print and on the web. With Charnell Havens, I wrote the book Quincy Tahoma: The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist,published in 2011. Charnell and I have a blog for Tahoma. I have contributed to Wandering Educators as well as to Absurd Reviews and Indy Travel Podcast. I currently write a monthly column called Classics Connoisseur about classic movies and stars at  Reel Life With Jane.
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Graduated Ohio State University with high honors, made it through a Master's program at Arizona State University.
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  • Ohio State University
    Theater, 1956 - 1960
  • Arizona State University
    Theater, 1974 - 1976

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I thought I had hit a brick wall. Three things helped me break through.  Here's more about my great-grandfather Joseph Kaser than I knew a year ago.
Over a year's time I discovered some additional information about my father's family roots, starting with his grandfather, Joseph Kaser.
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Sinfully delicious.
When I had leftover apples, I combined them with molasses and butter and topped an upside down cake. Thank you Betty Crocker's vintage cookbook and Mom.
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My family--starting with my great-grandparents, attended at least these World's Fairs--two in Chicago, two in New York, one in Cleveland, one in Dallas.  How about you?  Ever go to a World's Fair?
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Letters--pure gold to family history buffs.  Love letters--frosting on the cake! How do you feel about publicly sharing love letters written by our ancestors who are gone??
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Pretty neat. I have been trying to find old letters with some luck
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My great-grandfather's spelling leaves a lot to be desired, but his #CivilWar letters home are nonetheless vivid.  Thanks to crowd sourcing at a couple of Facebook genealogy sites, I was able to translate his mangled spelling of his toddler's malady. Have you been able to use crowd sourcing to solve some genealogical puzzle?
In the final surviving letter that we have from Pvt. Henry Allen Butts, Union Army Soldier, he has reached his limit of endurance, but there is hope.
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That's amazing. I have used crowd sourcing to have a few German items translated. I'm amazing at what collaboration can do.
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Do you have relatives and ancestors that you regret not spending more time with?  Jennie Dawson was the ONLY one of my father's mother's family that I ever met in person. #52Ancestors
My father was not in touch with his relatives. My great-aunt Jennie Butts Dawson was the only one of my grandmother Mame Butts Kaser's siblings that I met.
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I know a purist would die rather than use a boxed cake mix, but I love finding gems in vintage product cookbooks that I can adapt. Do you have a collection of vintage cookbooks? How do you use them?
When I had leftover apples, I combined them with molasses and butter and topped an upside down cake. Thank you Betty Crocker's vintage cookbook and Mom.
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Thank you Amy Crow Johnson for highlighting Ancestors in Aprons in this week's 52 Ancestors Roundup.
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Among the treasures my father and mother left me, none are more precious than their letters.  What will future generations do now that we communicate by e-mail and text?
The course of true love did not run smooth for Paul and Harriette Anderson Kaser, as you can see by peeking at their love letters.
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I updated a recipe for Beef Stew that came from a Civil War manual for soldiers.  The cooking manual is fascinating, but I can't help wondering if anybody in the army actually had time to look at it!
A Civil War recipe for beef stew is--unsurprisingly--bland but filling. I doctor it a bit for modern tastes.
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Looking for a good, hearty curse to fling at interfering people?  My Civil War soldier great-grandfather, Henry Allen Butts blasts away at the people back home in their cozy beds who dare to criticize him out marching through the rain!
In the final surviving letter that we have from Pvt. Henry Allen Butts, Union Army Soldier, he has reached his limit of endurance, but there is hope.
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It must have been considered quite shameful for a woman to marry a younger man back in the day. Have you run into women changing their age to look closer to husband's age?
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Not that they didn't DO it--but they didn't seem to want it known so much.  I keep running into women who lie about their age when they are married to an older man.
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