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Paul Piper

My wife’s grandfather died before she and I were ‘an item’. I never knew him. When he died, granny felt unable to live alone and she spent time with each of her three children. 380 more words


A Day at the Milton Fair

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Thursday, October 1, 1914:

The days of fall and summer’s last farewell,

When the flowers must droop and slowly fade away. 160 more words

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People Watching

Today I braved the drippy skies and ventured to downtown Boston on both bus and subway.  It was a great adventure!  My goal was to visit the New England Historical Genealogical Society, which I did, but I also took in the Boston Public Library and Copley Square, where a large Farmers’ Market was being held.   514 more words


Charlotte (Kelly) BAGEANT died November 22, 2005

From The Spokesman-Review.comSaturday, November 26, 2005

BAGEANT, Charlotte (Age 87) – entered into rest November 22, 2005 in Spokane. She was born March 22, 1918 in Lamont, WA and was raised part of her childhood on the Lamont family farm, then moving to Spokane and on to Colfax, WA where she graduated from Colfax High School in 1936. 304 more words


Kathleen Francis (HANNAN) GIMLEN died November 21, 2005

Kathleen Francis (HANNAN) GIMLEN obituary

From The Spokesman-Review.comSaturday, November 26, 2005

GIMLEN, Kathleen Francis (Age 75) – of Harrison, Idaho passed away November 21, 2005 at her home. 400 more words


James W. Philopant died November 20, 2005

From The Spokesman-Review.com Saturday, November 26, 2005
PHILOPANT, James W. (Age 55)
Jim Philopant died peacefully at home on November 20, 2005 with his wife and daughter at his side after a noble four-year battle with cancer. 410 more words


TURNER Part 4: Hokitika 1865 - 1867

When James arrived in Hokitika 1865 over it’s notorious river bar, 67 of its 246 buildings were hotels. The rush on the West Coast coincided with the decline of the Otago rush, and additional miners were attracted from Victoria, Australia where the gold rush there was also near an end. 582 more words

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