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Waterford Honors Mad Men with New Collection of Drinkware

Waterford is getting to release a limited edition collection of drinkware that honors the historically authentic show, Mad Men.  Waterford pair close attention to every detail from that period when crafting these glasses and accessories.   7 more words


but first, books. | Sapphire by Sarah Fay Olson

In the kingdom of Asteria, Layla has dreamt of nothing but royal balls and falling in love. On her sixteenth birthday, she receives the invitation to the annual Autumn Ball and it doesn’t seem like life could get any better when the Prince falls for her. 438 more words


Jens Rasmussen and Ovidia Olesdatter Immigration - 1884

I found a database in Norway that allows you to search for people who were given permits to emmigrate to America.  I found my 2x-great-grandparents Jens Rasmussen and his wife Ovidia Olesdatter in the database.  352 more words


Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place

I watched this decent enough documentary on the American poet Charles Olson today.

I am always surprised by the amount of poets I meet who have never heard of Olson. 62 more words


Rasmussen Family Marriage Records - 1884

I have been fortunate enough recently to have discovered dozens of birth, marriage, and burial documents for my family by searching in online and scanned census and parish records from the counties where they lived in Norway.   606 more words


Timothy McVay trial delayed

ROCK ISLAND, Ill (KWQC)- The trail date for Timothy McVay has been pushed back again.

McVay is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Carrie Olson.

Only one motion was heard today in court, the defense attorney said the state had withheld documents and therefore they wanted the case dismissed. 173 more words