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No Way!! Mary Brown Was Chosen to Donate Her Hair to Become the Crosshairs on Norden Bombsights

This is from War History OnLine.

I first learned about Mary Brown on Paul Harvey’s”The Rest Of The Story.” 

The task of dropping bombs accurately during WWII was not an easy one. 901 more words

Headline writers of the world, UNITE!!

’cause I came up with a couple of good ones last night after the Sky dismantled the (home court-seeking) Lib:

Blond Bombers Barrage…

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NCAA Division I

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


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


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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