Posts Tagged ‘Friend’

Thank You For Reminding Us … Part 2

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Laurie with her sister Kathy, aunt Peggie and brother Kevin

Laurie with her sister Kathy, aunt Peggie and brother Kevin

Jeri is a people finding sleuth who goes by the nickname “Sherlock”. She has utilized The PeopleFinders Network to find hundreds of people, and was kind enough to share a few of her success stories with us. One of our favorites is about a woman named Laurie…

Laurie was separated from her mother as an infant in the 1940’s. She would never see her mother again.

Years later, Laurie hoped to find her family, but only had a few clues: her mother’s name (which was very common), the name of her mother’s husband (Bruno Vernazza) and the fact that her mother had a sister named Peggy. After some intense investigating, Laurie found an address for Bruno, but it was not current, and the trail dried up.


Honoring Our Fathers

Monday, June 15th, 2009

fathersdayFather’s Day is almost here, so it’s time to pay homage to dads everywhere. We thought a great way to start would be to take a look at the history of this holiday.

The origin of Father’s Day goes all the way back to 1909 and a woman Sonora Dodd. She came up with the idea on Mother’s Day, and decided that dad’s needed a special day of their own. Sonora was inspired by her father, a Civil War Veteran who raised six children after being widowed. With her help, the first Father’s Day Celebration happened on June 19, 1910, the same month her beloved dad was born. The small event took place at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington but the story was picked up by newspapers and quickly became a sensation.