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For some reason, I’ve recently been pondering our relationship to politicians.  There can be surprises.  Consider Frank Rizzo, the mayor of Philadelphia from 1972-1980. 1,325 more words

Skeletons in the Family Tree

At the October meeting of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, featured speaker Erin Taylor gave a riveting, yet macabre, presentation on researching those ancestors who have a criminal past, or who themselves have been a victim or witness to a crime. 677 more words

What, we're not from Mississippi?

As long as I can remember, my mother Ruth Washington, told me that our family was originally from Mississippi.  Mom and Uncle Thomas were born in Tennessee and my Aunt Lillian was born in Kentucky. 276 more words




The recent killings in Orlando, Dallas and elsewhere thrust madmen into our consciousness. Their insanity follows a string of similar outrages.   Despite wall-to-wall media coverage few of us can begin to fathom the mindsets of these murderers. 1,084 more words

Undated, Incompletely Labeled Photograph

Along with our unknown soldier, this photograph has long been a mystery I’ve wanted to solve. It is not dated and many of the individuals are not identified. 202 more words


The Forgotten Garden, a book review

When we were in San Francisco, we visited the Book Passage book store situated in the Ferry Building. There, I bought a used copy of the book… 304 more words