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An update about the Huguette Clark case

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve been following the developments of Huguette Clark’s contested will.  I just received an update today from Bill Dedman, co-author of… 261 more words


Alex Beatty

I added a new page on Alex Beatty. He lived at 1905 Beach Avenue in 1917 and 1918. The directories give no occupation for him, and he doesn’t appear anywhere else in Vancouver in the two years before and after 1917 and 1918. 7 more words


The Last Boy

By Wilfred Wan

I was 13 when Mickey Mantle passed away. I still remember the moment vividly. I heard the news in bed, under the covers, clutching a radio that was tuned into the local sports station. 794 more words


Ernest Clemow Powell (1872-1937)

I added a new page on Ernest Clemow Powell. He was a railway mail clerk who lived at 1915 Pendrell Street from 1907 to 1911. 13 more words


Bertrand Bampton (1885-1965)

I added a new page on Bertrand Bampton. He was a life insurance agent who lived at 821 Denman Street in 1912.


Quoting Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison, my biography for early readers, was released by National Geographic this month. The book is part of a series and one thing I like about the format for the series is that there are many short sidebars throughout the book. 809 more words