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Cora Marcella Rudd

What a darling little girl!  Look at the beautiful white dress and knitted booties!  May I introduce you to Cora Marcella Rudd, born July 24, 1921, in Duluth, St. 72 more words

Genealogy Ramblings

Throw Back Thursday

Challenge of the day: how to display old photos without making them tacky?

Let me first explain: my grandfather had a rather unique house (seen here) adorned with pirates, a stork and other mythical sea-related characters as well as the quality craftsmanship of wood turnings and decorative scallops, shells and boat parts. 262 more words

Hsh In The House

Into The Wild West

I am now in the planning stage for next year’s expeditions. My main focus is the west end of the Alaska Range. Remote, isolated and difficult to access, few have explored its secrets. 577 more words

Mountain Photography

The Gold Mine in the Closet: Gordonston, The George A. Murphy Home

It’s hard to keep up.

I’m back-tracking to some more photos I took while we were in Gordonston taking photos of Sugar’s grandparents’s house and his aunt’s house. 67 more words

Historical Issues


The above photo was taken in Scotland around 1922 or 1923. It is of my paternal grandmother and eight of her eleven children. One of those children is my father, who, if he were still alive, would have been one hundred years old today. 231 more words


Archive Photographs

The Gallery of photographs below have been uploaded from our Archives. These were inherited from former Smithy Heritage Society and gathered from many sources over the years. 92 more words


Back home... again

After my mum came to visit me in London, I went back home with her for a few days while it was reading week. Even though we had no real plans, its sometimes just good to be back in a familiar place and catch up on work without my friends distracting me with drinking and partying. 294 more words

Family And Home