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Slaves in Community Papers

There are an endless array of records in which to uncover the lives of our ancestors. Many are little known and uncommon, but still filled with possibilities.  829 more words

Slave Research

when day draws to an end...

Good evening. I don’t know for sure how far I’ll get with this as there is a big storm just beginning to throw bolts of lightning around in the sky around the building here and it makes me very nervous!   205 more words


Today's letters: 'I wore my uniform with pride'

Re: Soldiers Should Not Hide Uniform, Matt Gurney, Oct. 24.

I served in both the British and Canadian armies. Throughout my combined service of 27 years, I can attest to serving in many difficult assignments where the bullets and bombs were plentiful. 1,842 more words

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Saturday, after 6

Good day to you on your side of the great oceans.  It has been a pretty good day all together. I can’t talk about my outing as it didn’t happen and I was so disappointed I stayed off the line deliberately as I really didn’t fancy announcing the sudden unexpected change of plan. 362 more words



Dear Fake Boyfriend,

Midway through Autumn, your idea of a seasonal romantic getaway was dragging me out of the city to a farm not unlike the one you grew up on in the middle of (how appropriately) BF nowhere to roam the fields and select one or two of the less deformed pumpkins. 141 more words


A Letter to My Beloved Sam

Dear Sam,

I love you so much, and I miss you incredibly dearly.

You’ve saved my life countless times, and you’ve given me an unexplainable companionship that involved unconditional love, loyalty and happiness. 164 more words


Troubles (Entry#17)

Dear Paul,

I feel the need to apologize for not writing to you sooner. Let’s just say I was overwhelmed by what life threw at me this week, and before I knew it, I was caught up in all the details that I didn’t have time to come up for air until now. 1,269 more words