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David's Diary - August 1, 1970

Saturday, 1 August 1970

Up about 8:00. I read for a while before Bonnie got up with Debbie; we had breakfast—then I got back to reading. 896 more words


David's Diary - July 28, 1970

Tuesday, 28 July 1970

Up shortly after 8:00. Shaved—two day beard. Had breakfast. My main concern for the day was reading. I was able to devote most of my morning to it. 864 more words


My Oma & Our Lady of Fatima

On the evening of January 25, 1938, my Oma witnessed an extremely rare meteorological phenomena; something that stuck with her for the rest of her life and something I will likely never witness myself.   442 more words


A House, a Home and a Wistful Goodbye

The house was silent and the wooden bookshelves were empty, yet a small something caught my eye. In the corner of one shelf stood a tiny metal figurine: an Indian in headdress, from a cowboys and Indians play set from long ago. 4,669 more words

Family Tales


On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.

William Brasier Hall: 23rd September

Graduate 1895; Member 1900.

Engineer, HMS “Duncan”. 329 more words


Thomas Woodmansee

On this day, 22 September, in the year 1733, Thomas Woodmansee passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.

Born on 7 September 1670, in New London, New London County, Connecticut, Thomas Woodmansee was the second known child of Gabriel and Sarah Woodmancy. 1,210 more words


David's Diary - July 24, 1970

Friday, 24 July 1970

Up by 8:30—had breakfast. Spent my morning getting the sermon ready—actually I simply copied for the most part—a sermon I preached in Nov. 900 more words