I’ve begun to start transcribing a lot of the documents that I have collected over the years. I’m starting on the letters that my grandfather, LeRoy Thielke, wrote home during World War II. The first letter I grabbed was the one he wrote to his mother when he was being shipped off to Europe. It’s heartbreaking […]

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Take Care, Grandpa


LeRoy Arthur Thielke 16 November 1925 - 1 November 2015 Today we lost a wonderful, hard-working, funny man, my grandfather, LeRoy Thielke.…

Where in the World Am I?


I ran across a website the other day called GeoGuessr that is basically a game that drops you somewhere randomly in the…

A Different Time


There are a few things I learned while looking for deaths in hundreds of old newspapers from the late 1800s, besides that…