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April showers

There have been downpours, sleet and even some snow these last few weeks. Now we are in the season of April showers so it is bound not to dry up soon. 298 more words


A martyred Archbishop

December 29th St Thomas a Becket

Today we remember the assassination of Thomas a Becket who, when Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Henry II was murdered by soldiers apparently on the orders of the king in 1170… 281 more words


The Standbys

I’m allowed two standby books in case I grind to a halt with any of the others. These are four of the books I have left on my classical shelf. 212 more words

Goodreads Challenge 2017


I had a longer piece planned on something entirely different but time is short and so I’m going to drop everything for this. http://www.becketlaw.org/media/calif-attorney-general-drags-little-sisters-poor-back-court/

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, California and Pennsylvania are suing the Little Sisters of the Poor.  513 more words


Philip Goss's land in Becket, Massachusetts about 1758 to 1771...

Paul H. Goss did a lot of research on the Goss family back in the late 1930’s through to his death in 1963. He visited Becket, Massachusetts and befriended several of the individuals there. 1,627 more words

Philip Goss IV & Mary (Kendall) Goss

Philip Goss and Mary, the Records of the Congregational Church - Township No. 4 - Becket 1759 to later...

On my trip to Massachusetts in 2011, I found this manuscript at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittfield. It was a transcript of the records of the Congregational Church by a Rollin Hillyer Cooke. 964 more words

Philip Goss IV & Mary (Kendall) Goss

Philip Goss and Mary (Kendall) Goss migrated to Becket, MA and a son Ebenezer is born!

Philip Goss IV and Mary left Granville and headed north to Becket, known as No. 4 at the time. Philip settled on Lot No. 56 northwest of Center Pond near Becket Center.  470 more words

Philip Goss IV & Mary (Kendall) Goss