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Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie's Birthday Today

Written by Fred Eggers:

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Yesterday I received a couple of Facebook messages from our regular blogger, Warren Schmidt, who is on vacation at an undisclosed location.  1,273 more words

Lillie Farrar

The Gazette
July 11th, 1900

Miss Lillie Farrar has quietly passed from earth to try the realities of another world. This is a sad affliction to her father who a few years ago lost his dear companion. 21 more words

Union Parish

Devoted?

I’ve already failed.
A week in and my commitment has already flagged.
A promise to post weekly was sincere but I allowed it to be broken. 657 more words

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Farrar Off to the Potter's Field

Today’s plot is one that repeated itself often in the early part of the 20th century.  A son in a large family decides that, in order to find employment and possibly land, he must move away.  557 more words

13 reasons why

I just deleted everything I just wrote.

Why we do things is a massive part of life.
Why you wear what you wear, say what you say, think what you think, write what you want to write or why you delete everything and start over; there’s a motive for everything. 522 more words

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From Spearsville

The Gazette
May 31, 1899

Mr. Henry Henderson has after some delay, taken his leave for Oklahoma, where he intends engaging in the mercantile business. 112 more words

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A Brueckner Boy's Bride

Ella Fritsche was born on August 17, 1883 in Auerswalde, Germany.

In 1891, she arrived in America with her family.  Here is the passenger list for the… 333 more words