Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Remember When: Research

 
 
This is a photo of my maternal grandparents. I remembered Grandma Jennie told
me it was their honeymoon in Spearville, Kansas.
 
Today I decided to do a little more research to find anything else I can.
 
I found the following notecards which show the Hotel Bunyan in Fowler, Kansas. 
The photos are here. I also found a history of the builder here. His name was William P. Bunyan
and his daughter, Hattie Maude, married Frank Van Ryper who is connected to my family
in a distant way.
 
I love finding all these little tidbits even though more questions come up in the process. More and more history including old photographs are showing up on the Internet. Take what you know and start Googling. You may find photos of where your ancestors lived. How cool is that?!
 
Memoir Prompts:
 
Where did your grandparents go for their honeymoon?
 
Write about a gift you wanted as a child but didn't get.
 
What is your favorite place to be on a rainy day?
 
Have you ever smashed a finger?
 
Write about a time you stayed in a hotel.
 
What are some things  you haven't forgiven?
 
What kind of art moves you?