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Just going through some old photos and came across this one from around 1971, with my brother Gary playing on the Rocket in Hartsbourne Park with some local kids. 142 more words


Who were Rose and James?

My grandfather, whom I called Bobo for reasons I don’t quite understand, was a fascinating man. They tell me he trained to fly bombers in World War II, but after he bombed the chicken coop it was decided that he would be more helpful to the war effort working at a desk. 171 more words


Today in History: The Emergence of Contract

The contract between Columbus and the Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand was signed 4/17/1492.

“The effectual discovery of America was made by enterprise capitalism. Columbus was a promoter with a scheme. 115 more words

Genealogy Book Phase One Complete

Anyone following my blog knows that I’ve been putting together a Print On Demand (POD) book of my genealogical research. The first book I put together was for my family—it contains info up to the present day generations. 184 more words

The Writing Life

Easter Greeting from 1913 - have a fine time at the concert

“Best wishes and hope you have a fine time at the concert. Ethel”

I wonder what concert my great grandparents went to see 101 years ago? 67 more words


Bolton, Dickens & Co. Record of Slaves, 1856 - 1858

This document, created by Shirley Neely, is an oft-requested resource in the Memphis Room.  Featuring a transcription and compilation of the records of one of the largest slave dealers in Memphis during the middle part of the 1800s, … 60 more words

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