Have you ever searched for someone like Mr. Ruggles?

Before I return to the tedious tasks of wrapping and packing dishes and glasses I want to announce a new blog created earlier this month. 169 more words

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I was wrong, or "Admit your weaknesses; foster your strengths."

Sometimes you just have to pull back and admit to making a leap of faith where none was warranted. Seeing things clearly through a blindfold of belief or hope or desire isn’t always easy. 518 more words

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A Story Delivered Between the Lines

1836-1855 Coshocton County, Ohio Andrew Croy (son of Jacob) and Susanna Croy (daughter of Jacob Oswalt)with their family, including Jacob Croy, my GGgrandfather

By the late 1830’s, the canal system in Ohio was fully operational It connected Lake Eerie and the Ohio River.

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The Jacobs Family History Part One: 1904-1940

Highlights of Dora Jacob’s life as related by her Granddaughter, June Frank Curran, August 3, 2014

• The earliest family members were born or lived in Egypt. 1,676 more words

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Josefa - part 6

Rough hands pulled and pushed Josefa’s seemingly lifeless body onto the deck of the schooner her canoe had run into. She would have cried out in pain had she been conscious, for all this was done without care and she landed heavily amongst rolls of cord and kegs piled on the deck. 1,260 more words

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The Morges, Rose Township Gamble

This post follows the family of Jacob Oswalt II and Sarah Huston Oswalt, my 4x great grandparents. They made their home in Rose Township, Carroll County, Ohio. 846 more words

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Torregrossa Family: Through the Children, Part 2

Photo of Rosa Torregrossa’s headstone by FindAGrave Volunteer Photographer, Maspeth.

My Mom used to tell me a story about Buona Fortuna and Mala Fortuna whenever I was a child and questioned why I shouldn’t wish for the good luck to get more money or extra gifts from relatives or friends. 1,331 more words

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