Happy Holidays from Molly’s Canopy!

Sepia Saturday 652 and the Genealogy Blog Party: The holiday season is upon us — and that’s when Molly’s Canopy traditionally takes a winter break so I can relax, kick back and recharge.

This was a more leisurely blogging year at Molly’s Canopy as the urge to get outside, after our long pandemic confinement, lured me away from the keyboard for weeks at a time. So I skipped the A to Z Challenge in favor of botany classes, swimming, gardening and relaxing nature walks.

HOLIDAY SEASON, ENDWELL, N.Y. (1962). My childhood home from second grade through high school, all decked out for the holidays. Photo and lawn art by my dad, Norman J. Charboneau

Yet I still found time to photo-blog about my mom Peg (Laurence) Charboneau’s Italian immigrant ancestors from Gloversville, Fulton Co., N.Y. — which happily put me in touch with a second cousin on my Laurence (aka Di Lorenzo) family line, with whom I am exchanging photos.

And the release of the 1950 US census in April led to new family history discoveries and a series of blog posts about them — including the wonderful experience of finding myself in the census for the first time at age 2 months!

Next year I hope to blog about my high school years for the A to Z Challenge — when I lived with my family in the little red house pictured above that my dad always decked out with DIY decorations for the holidays.

Many thanks to my readers and relatives who followed along this year and shared valuable observations (among them the Sepia Saturday regulars, my Geneabloggers colleagues, and visitors from the monthly Genealogy Blog Party). You made this another magical year of blogging for Molly’s Canopy — and renewed my hope that the New Year will be just as fulfilling.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Molly’s Canopy! Please stop back in January 2023 when regular blogging resumes. Meanwhile, please visit the blogs of other participants at Sepia Saturday and the Genealogy Blog Party.

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11 thoughts on “Happy Holidays from Molly’s Canopy!”

  1. Merry Christmas!

    I’m looking forward to another year of your blogging and genealogical findings.

  2. It’s been a long year that I’m sure all of us hope 2023 will turn into a more peaceful time. I look forward to your next series and wish you and your family the happiest of holidays.

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, and I, also, will be looking forward to your remembrances of your high school years. We thought, back then, we were so pressured with studying and testing and all. I laugh now, thinking about it. We had no idea how free we really were in those days! :))

    1. Yes, high school was very competitive, especially if you were college-bound. But you’re right, there was always time to have fun and hang out with friends — and long summers off, too. Definitely more leisurely than the later work world! Happy Holidays and New Year!

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