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How we became the Wildes

I never liked my last name. “Papke” reminded me of Pap Smear so every time I heard or saw my full name I just thought VAGINA. 543 more words

New Jersey State Census Returns 1885 - 1915 for Timothy Mahoney

With the recent DNA results showing that Timothy Joseph Mahoney was the brother of my great-grandfather, John Mahoney, I decided to try searching the New Jersey State Census records. 1,242 more words

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The Value of a Name

Who Named Me Susan?

Right now, I’m simultaneously submitting my Contemporary YA novel, Unleashed! to literary agents and publishers, editing Courting Disaster, and co-authoring Define Normal with three of my sisters. 304 more words

Featured Obituaries - Stephen and Jean Pucilowski Mirota

“Stephen Mirota, 78, worked at Cyanamid

Toms River – Stephen W. Mirota, 78, died Monday (June 25, 1990) at Community Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Mirota was born in Cherry Valley, Pa., and had lived in Whitehouse station, Dunellen and Manville before moving to Toms River in 1980.

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CRUMBS OF HISTORY

What will you leave behind
When it’s time for you to pass on?
Will your work as a researcher be lost,
And all your efforts be gone? 71 more words

Our lady of Lourdes Church and Shrine - Whitehouse Station, NJ

I loved the shrine at our church when I was a child, and we often walked over from the church after Mass. My sister and I had to wear our Sunday dresses and hats, and our brothers also dressed in their Sunday best, since they were often serving as altar boys. 298 more words

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The letter M.

Me: I decided my next blog post is about John “Motherfucker” Burton.

Scott: OH, COME ON! MY GRANDMA READS YOUR BLOG!

This post is dedicated to Scott’s grandma.

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