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The Flowering Vine: Dem Bones

Today’s “Flowering Vine” entry tells the tale of an event involving my and Ron’s Grandfather (Leroy), our Great- Grandmother (Mary), and our uncle (Bernard).

Dem Bones… 604 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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The Train Can Take Us Anywhere!

Union Street Station, Bangor, Maine. 1908. Completed in 1907, the entire country opened up for residents of Maine. It was a new world. Anything was possible at the turn of the century.  2,362 more words


Eye Witness Account - Driniumor River

By: James D. West, 124th Reg/31st Infantry Division @ Indiana Military, org

After about three weeks of nightly Jap attacks along the Driniumor the situation eased somewhat. 881 more words


Party Time



   December 7, 2016

That lanyard around my neck isn’t for a panic button!  It’s for my mailbox key!

The sweater I’m wearing is one of my hand knits.   89 more words


Ann Blygh's fear of the Indians

Ann Blygh is my 3rd Great-grandmother.  She did brave things.

Hazel Garner tells a story which had been handed down in the Barker family that Ann was much afraid of her numerous, scantily clothes and half-starved Indian neighbors when she first arrived at Mound Fort. 71 more words

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Noel Brothers established their homes in New England

Augustin and Paul Noel’s last homes are clearly printed on two old maps from the 1860s era.    Monroe, New Hampshire was where Augustin Noel called home.   50 more words

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