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Officiating at a Wedding for the Third Time

Earlier tonight, I officiated at my third wedding. This was a very special event for me, as it was at a place I had heard about but never visited (Hunt-Phelan Home on Beale Street) and it was held 22 years and 2 days after our own wedding. 382 more words

General Sharing

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

Family History

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

Family History

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

Family History

Sarah Brawley 1894-1969 & Ellen Brawley 1894-1899 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #12

These two two little cuties are the daughters of my great grand uncle, Hugh Brawley.   Hugh left Scotland in 1888 to work in the mines in Pennsylvania and it was there he met his wife, Alice Shannon.     374 more words

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Stand with Planned Parenthood in Imperial Valley

We launched a social media campaign to support our new health center in Imperial Valley that opened this spring. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has worked long and hard to expand access to reproductive health care services in this region, but we continue to face vocal opposition. 176 more words

Reproductive Rights

Patrick Brawley - 1873-1876 & Matthew Brawley 1875-1876 - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #9

Through her website No Story Too Small Amy Johnson Crow invites us to write about one ancestor per week for 52 weeks.  It’s a great way to focus on my family history research and there are suggested themes for each week.  313 more words

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