These documents are from my grandfather figures. Martin Kunkel was my mother's father. This document is his World War I registration. He was exempted because of his family status.

Merle Updike is my father's father. He, like lots of people in the 1930s, was forced to sell his farm because of the Great Depression. Here's what he was worth at the public sale. Later, he moved to Fairfield.

The other is a photo of Loree and Amzy Banning, parents of my stepfather Ambros Banning. I have only a guess as to when this photo was taken ... very early 60s.