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Mary Elizabeth Gilliland: What Makes A Home? (52 Ancestors #25)

Mary Elizabeth Gilliland was born on January 22, 1849 in Edwardsport, Knox County, Indiana to Leason and Serilda (Long) Gilliland.1,2  It appears that Leason wasn’t around very much during Mary’s childhood, as she and her mother and siblings are living with Asa and Maria Loundsbury in 1850.3  Family legend is that Leason worked on a steamboat and was traveling on the river all the time.   551 more words

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks Challenge

Lovable

As you probably know, Annabel Austen isn’t my real name, so I thought I’d write a few words about how I chose it.

My own name is really quite boring, almost as boring as you can get.   285 more words

Amabilis

Maternal Margarets and Marys

I have now added three more generations to my direct maternal line. Got stuck for a couple of years at Margaret Watson as the name was so common, but have now pinned her down.  147 more words

Finding Forefathers

2014 Christmas Cards ... no. 9

Hi bloggies!

I am back from holidays … back to the real world … with a “TO DO” list the length of my arm. Hopefully I can pop a few more cards up before Christmas. 177 more words

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Love Poem for Richard Brautigan, by od lyons

Today I heard on the radio that Richard Brautigan

Killed himself last fall.

Then some girl who was 17 in 1970 read his Love Poem. 227 more words

Regardless of funding, FFM fans will come

MONTREAL — They all have badges with their names on them. And they all share that same wild look you have when you emerge into the sunlight from a dark room. 381 more words

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