Tales and Tails of the Hospital

My sister, Linda,  near the end of her life spent a great deal of time in the hospital, and not because she was a nurse. 538 more words

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Close Encounters of the Deer Kind

Living in upstate New York, I have recently discovered, nearly every person has a story to tell of hitting a deer, or two or three.  (Actually numbers show that 80,262 people hit deer in recent years in New York.) 561 more words

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The Stevens Thompson Norvell (S) - A Michigan Legacy

Some families have names that seem to be handed down from one generation to the next , such was Stevens Thompson Norvell. Stevens rather than Steven or Stephen might seem to be an odd first name; well there is a reason for this. 629 more words

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The Bladensburg Races

As the British marched on Washington during the War of 1812, John Norvell and his brother-in-law Spencer Cone joined the fight to defend the nation’s Capital.   423 more words

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Henry Clay Comes for Visit


In looking at family history, sometimes only a fleeting glimpse of a person appears that illuminates their lives.

One such story deals with Aduella Price Norvell (born May 23, 1820 -died September 1909 in Petersburg, Virginia).   465 more words

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My Grandfather and the Great Depression

Next to the Civil War, the Great Depression was the single most major event in American history that impacted nearly all Americans.   John Steinbeck wrote the story of the “Okies” who lost their land and were forced to move west to sustain their families, but they were only part of the story of this event.   553 more words

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Windows What?

Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against technology.

I flew F4s, the technologically most advanced aircraft in the early 1970s. So over the years, I have learned a lot about tweaking new technology.   748 more words

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