Newspaper Article about Melvin Synovec

Remembering My Grandpa On Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m sharing a newspaper article from 1945 about my paternal grandfather, Melvin Synovec (click for bigger image). St. Sgt. Melvin Synovec, writing to his sister, Mrs. Anton Kouba, tells of life in a German army camp near the Danube river in Austria. He describes the scenery as beautiful, but says […]


Antique Found: Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing

Ever since the medium told me that finding loose change was a sign of my dad showing himself to me, I continue to find change in strange places, and my brother kept finding change at my dad’s house.  I kid you not that every time my brother went to visit the house since Dad died, […]

Dicker's house being demolished

Goodbye 334 East Nebraska Street

And Dicker’s house is going down… Going… Going… Gone. There is no more 334 East Nebraska Street. When my brother builds, the house will face a different direction and thus have a new house number on a different street with a new address.

My dad's house

Dicker’s house is going down

I decided to do a drive by and take a few last photos of my dad’s house before it gets torn down this week as it was a house I kept returning to throughout the years. I first lived there with my mom and dad and little brother. When my parents got divorced, mom moved […]