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lost in the cobwebs...almost.

it’s been one of those weeks that’s found me sifting through drawers, sifting through history, following threads hither and yon.

there’s a particular drawer, in the old pine writing table across the way from here where i sit, and it might as well be my holy of holies. 1,638 more words

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#A-ZChallenge - Letter U

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is a challenge put out to bloggers to publish a post from A-Z every day in April, except for Sundays. 195 more words


meet the pribils...

My grandma was 6 years old when her mother, Anna Pribil, died and 9 years old when her father, Joe Plaschko, married Anna’s younger sister, Julia Pribil. 390 more words

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Preserving Your Historical Family Records

This week has been designated as Preservation Week by the American Library Association. This designation is a chance to highlight the importance of preserving items worthy of passing on to future generations. 497 more words


Camden Fort Meagher - A match made in Cork

Two summers ago I first visited Camden Fort Meagher which is an old military fort situated at the Western entrance to Cork Harbour, quite close to the village of Crosshaven. 866 more words

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It's All About the Dash

Walking through the cemetery, I weave my way through rows and rows of weathered headstones. Some stand at attention like sentinels. Some are sprawled on the ground, slumbering. 141 more words