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9-14-61

Dear David:

We are still waging the battle of the crickets, but from the way the weather has turned maybe they will go underground. 531 more words

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Searching for Gold....farbs: A Brotman Genealogy Adventure

Today is my grandmother Gussie Brotman Goldschlager’s birthday; she was born on this day in 1895.  And so it is very appropriate that on this day, which also is the third anniversary of this blog, I return to my Brotman family story.   2,149 more words

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Failed to Subtract

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Dr. R.S. Yegerlehner
Physician and Surgeon
Kentland, Indiana
May 15 – 1961

Dear David –

I sent you a letter yesterday telling you that you were overdrawn .53₵ and that I added $25.00. 183 more words

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Final Letter to Mr. Baldwin

The final letter to Mr. Baldwin seems so impersonal, despite a handwritten signature.

The RCAF officer signed only his initials “AAG” on the January 4, 1947 letter to John Ansley Baldwin. 309 more words

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Thursday Throwback - Joseph Berry Bradford

Joseph Berry Bradford, my great-grandfather. A very small picture cropped from a group shot of a man who I know little about. First I’ll have to be honest, my great-grandmother was his mistress and later his wife. 131 more words

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Imprisoned on the Isle of Man

Some of my readers were disturbed, as was I, to learn that England imprisoned Jewish refugees in internment camps on the Isle of Man during World War II; one of those imprisoned was my cousin Ilse Gross, daughter of Karl Gross, as I wrote about… 248 more words

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Spring Blizzard Blocks Highways

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Kentland, Indiana
April 24, 1961

Dear David:

I think an epistle like the one just received deserves an answer. Glad to learn of your good grades and suggest that you do what is necessary to improve your grade in Government. 381 more words

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