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Amanuensis Monday: Grandpa Murrell's National Guard Discharge Papers

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Okay, it's been a while. I had to take a break to enjoy life. My kids are growing up so fast! Everyone moment I can spend with them really counts these days because before you know it they will be up and out the house. It's been a fun summer so far. Our annual Cape Cod vacation was wonderful. If you missed the pictures, here are the links: 

Cape Cod 2018 --Part One:

Cape Cod 2018 --Part Two:

Cape Cod 2018 --Part Three:


This is a genealogy blog though, so it's about time I get back to sharing some family history.

For 86 years old, I think the following papers look pretty good for their age.  These are copies of my grandfather Harold Murrell Sr.'s National Guard Discharge Papers. 






National Guard of the United States and of the State of New York
To all whom it may concern:
     This is to certify, that Harold Murrell, Private First Class Co. "I" 369th Inf. National Guard as a testimonial of honest and faithful service is hereby honorably discharged from the National Guar…

Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad!

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1959 Andrew Jackson High School Yearbook
 Picture of Harold E Murrell

There are times when I find myself smiling as I stare at my son. Sometimes, it's about something funny he just said or I am admiring how handsome he is. Then there's times when I'll see a gesture or a look that just reminds me of my dad. Above, is my dad's high school yearbook picture. 
...and here's my son.


Happy Birthday in heaven Dad! Love you.

Cape Cod 2018 --Part Three:

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If you missed Parts One and Two, here are the links:

Cape Cod 2018 --Part One:

Cape Cod 2018

Cape Cod 2018 --Part Two:

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These pictures are from our walk along the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail near the Marconi Station Site. As you can see, the kids have grown up quite a bit.  If you missed Part One, here's the link:  Cape Cod 2018 --Part One:




























Cape Cod 2018 --Part One:

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I am going to try and get better at posting in a more timely fashion. Here's part one of Cape Cod 2018.
































Janice Murrell --My Father's Sister: Part Three

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If you missed Parts One and Two, here are the links:
52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks 2018 Edition: #12 Janice Murrell --My Father's Sister
Janice Murrell --My Father's Sister: Part Two

Looking at these pictures reminds me of how fortunate my brother and I were to have this lovely lady in our lives. We miss you, Janice.