Website, Research, Nostalgia

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After roaming the country and constantly being on the move, these past couple of days just sitting behind my laptop felt nice at first. Well, maybe for two hours. Now I’m restless, especially since my research just has me reliving both grandpa’s and my journey in my head. A lot of what I’ve been doing […]

Newly found files add intrigue and depth

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“Adventure is routine with us now, only time things are dull is when the engine is running,” my Grandfather wrote home to his mother. I have been diving in to my Grandfather’s writing, letters home, and “personal abstract” written later in life. Even though he passed away in 2010, I am very lucky that he […]

Completing the Spirit of ’39 journey 78 years later!

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What a journey. I set out 78 years and a day after my grandfather did from Florham Park, New Jersey for San Francisco. While I didn’t get bitten by a rattlesnake, fight forest fires to pay for car repairs, or ride freight trains for transportation (all things that occurred on my grandpa’s trip), I did […]