Friday, March 13, 2009
Can it be Friday the 13th of March already? A month of updates is due...
It's been a month since I posted, which is highly unusual for me. Have I been busier than normal? Maybe. Mom is visiting, I am still editing Andy's book, work has been non-stop, we finished putting together the Spring edition of the AHSGR Journal and somewhere in between all of that, my updates fell through the cracks. I hope to make up for it today.
One of the highlights of the last month was the Winter Arizona Sun Chapter meeting with featured my friend Andy Kroneberger. Andy's quest to find his family spans the globe from Minnesota, Russia, Germany and Argentina.
He presented "A Man Called Andreas, One Family's Struggle in Bolshevik Russia." Andy shared the story of the Kronebergers and Stoessels from Dehler. He detailed their struggles to leave Russia and their transition to the Americas. During his investigation he researched his family tree back to 1719 in Gochsheim, Germany. Andy is the author of "I Found My Family" and the upcoming "A Man Called Andreas" which will be published in the spring. His story moved the hearts of everyone in the audience.
If you read my blog in February, you saw Andy's musical talent on the accordion. He is not only a gifted musician, writer and speaker, but a fabulous painter. I included his painting of the Volga River as he believes it looked from Dehler.
There will be more to come from this author and I am avidly editing the book to rush it to the printing press. Will keep you posted.