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Re: Looking for DAVID R. AMICK's PARENTS
Posted by: Doris Turner (ID *****2888) Date: July 29, 2006 at 05:09:04
In Reply to: Looking for DAVID R. AMICK's PARENTS by Toni Amick of 685

Try this: instead of asking specific questions if/when she is able, just chat with her. Often the past is easier to remember than the present. Have her tell you about her childhood, what she liked to do, (which should include the places she went) the boys that pursued her, (she will have tales of the hearts she broke) the boy who won her heart, encourage her to describe her wedding, the dress she wore, who was there, where she was married, in short just let her talk. Listen very carefully. Better yet have a tape recorder. My mother is 87 and gets very nervous if I ask her questions. She never can remember and that upsets her, as it seems to me all senior citizens fear losing their memory. (I know I do) But if I just get Mom talking about the good old days she just rattles things off without thinking and I have acquired a huge amount of family tidbits that I researched into solid family history. What year was David R. Amick born ? I have access to census but I need a time frame. If he was born before 1930 it may be possible to locate him that way. I too am searching for an Amick. Unknown Amick spouse of Gracie Goodale, Gladden Amick as well as Gracie herself as I cannot find either of them. Best of luck to you.

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