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Springdale & Brinkley Hold Lessons

This post evolved from a simple comparison of my geographical past. It grew to encompass parts of me and as such, is very personal. If you will pardon my generalizations and laziness toward exact writing, you might find something interesting. 2,264 more words


Freethinkers Need to Claim "Religious Freedom"

Reading Douglas Brinkley’s excellent article honoring Thoreau’s 200th birthday (“Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy,” NYT, July 9, 2017), I sat back to ponder an oddly reasonable thought: 381 more words


Aunt Charlotte's excursion tickets.

Wilson Times, 2 October 1896.

  • Frank Pridgen
  • Charlotte Brinkley — in the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Dick Brinkley, 65; wife Charlott, 49, cooking; and children…
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City Of Wilson

Aunt Barbara

She was always her voice, a timeless southern drawl that caught your attention, rarely raised in anger but often seeped in laughter or surprise. I should have more easily forgotten that she witnessed the part of my life I consider to be the most base. 348 more words


Silky skills

Last time I wrote that I would give some further consideration to the people who might have worked at Brandon Silk Mill, in Warwickshire. In the 1851 census for Ryton-on-Dunsmore were 26 people with silk-related occupations, mostly children. 1,072 more words

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