Unique 100 Year Gift Idea

Loofbourrow Genealogy

This year marks a anniversary of a unique family history item:  At the beginning of 1918, Royal Day made a contract with himself to maintain, for one year, a diary.    Thanks to his sons, Bob and Rich, that diary is published for all of our families use and enjoyment.    What a wonderful gift idea for this holiday!   An inspiration to any of us, all of us, to have a similar contract with ourselves to write our daily or weekly reflections of our life.   Ron transcribed the diary and annotated it with pictures of the various items Royal mentioned.  

This hardcover book is available online at Lulu Books and takes about 2 weeks for delivery.  A great gift idea for a Birthday, Christmas or as a New Year's gift.  

1918  was an interesting and important year in world history, in American history, and a major year in the life of Royal.    It was the year he turned 18, graduated from Pasadena H.S., started college, entered the Army (the U.S. had just entered WWI), learned to dance, and catapulted into his adult life... A very interesting account. Royal was the son of Oliver & Ella (Loofbourrow) Day and was born in 1900 in Iowa.  His family moved to Pasadena when he was starting his teens.  

While this diary has many special meanings for the family, it also is a unique book for those that enjoy a real and honest account of what life was like as a teen coming of age 100 years ago.  Entering a world at war, entering the adult world of college and work, and the wonders of modernization and inventions.

Note:  There is no profit or personal revenue from this book. It is 'at cost'.   If you would like to make a donation to help with family history and support projects like this, you can do so by donating here.

Holiday Memories

A few years ago we collected holiday stories from several of our cousins and relatives and gathered them into a 35 page collection. These include stories from the turn of the century (1900) and some as recent as a few years ago. There are stories from our relatives in Iowa, Oklahoma, many from southern California area and up at Hollister. You older ones will enjoy the memories and you younger ones will get a glimpse of family Christmas' past. I hope you enjoy!

Down load the Holiday Memories collection. If you have an iPad you can download it and save it as an iBook. Most of you will probably just print it.


Thanks to fantastic family involvement in helping capture our family history, and the diligent and hard work of decades by Margie, we all now have a rich family history document that includes: interesting charts, Family Trees, Ancestor and Descendants charts, and lots of details on our ancestors..

Interested? Check out the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman or try our online Family Genealogy. This online data has a security check that prohibits seeing 'living' people but it does show our history and ancestors. Contact Ron for more details.

Gift Idea

First, the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman. Margie is our family historian and this 520 page hardcover has our family history dating back to the 1600s to present.   It is sold at cost and available here at Lulu, they print and ship in about 10-14 days.

Thanks to Bob and Rich Day, Royal Day's sons, Ron Snow has transcribed and annotated Royal's 1918 diary, a diary he wrote when turning 18, graduating from High School, and starting College and adulthood.  This hardcover is sold at cost and available here at Lulu.