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Where Do My Bluebird Fly - The Tallest Man On Earth

Memories come like flashes of lightning on the cerebral membrane. I believe this is what they call a ‘flashback’. All this talk about secrets has brought about this one, a tint of blue, a tinge of sacrifice; the life of a young seductress bares the weight of a dove caught in a hurricane. 187 more words

Brawley to Indio

Contrary to the previous night, I had good night’s sleep and a discussion with Basil that we should avoid another night in a strange bed and make for familiar surroundings in Indio. 576 more words


Ocotillo to Brawley

An uncomfortable room, thunderstorms and noisy air conditioner all accounted for a restless night without some good quality sleep. There were still some remnants of storm clouds when I looked out at first light and that inspired my dash to Seeley this morning, not wanting to stay another minute in Ocotillo. 432 more words


Long field goal shocks Shadow Hills at buzzer, 24-21

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Ron Shipley had never seen a 59-yard field goal in a high school football game, and he wishes he hadn’t seen one Friday night. 759 more words


James Brawley 1866-1955 - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #16

Of my great, great grandparents, James Brawley and Sarah McLaughlin’s ten children, James lived the longest. What must that be like to see eight siblings go before you? 661 more words

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Elizabeth Brawley 1861-1946 - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #15

I have discovered that many of my ancestors were illiterate and their official documents were signed with just a cross with the words his/her mark.  I wonder if it embarassed them to admit they couldn’t even sign their own name or whether they never gave it a second thought.  455 more words

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My Favourite Photograph - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #14

This photograph was sent to me by a cousin I made contact with through my family history research. We are related on my maternal side. Her grandfather and my grandfather were brothers. 125 more words

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