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Grandpa Was Shot! Lawrence Gravelle

Grandpa could be a tease. One Sunday afternoon on my weekly visit to grandpa and grandma’s house on River Road, I asked him what happened to his shoulder, he smiled and told me that grandma took a bite out of it. 245 more words

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Pose For Me: Laura Lee Gravelle

Cousin Laura always enjoyed hanging with her older cousins, yet I was surprised to come across this photo that I hadn’t seen in years. Instead of being in my photo album, it was tucked away in an envelope of photos labeled Valarie and roommate Elizabeth–a hidden bonus to be discovered all these years later. 131 more words

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52 Documents in 52 Weeks #52 - Jonathan and Rebekah Hunt's Deed

Person of Interest: Jonathan and Rebekah Hunt
Relationship: Currently undetermined but tied in through my great-grandfather Ebenezer Hunt

Source Citation: Sussex County, New Jersey, Deed Book M: 459-462, Jonathan Hunt and wife Rebeckah to Ebenezer Hunt, indenture, 01 May 1805; Hall of Records, Newton. 3,017 more words


Thank You Letter To Bennett Greenspan Of Family Tree DNA

Hello Mr Greenspan, Alan Madden here again, though I don’t presume you would remember me… I have been involved with your DNA testing since 2004, trying to find my paternal grandfather, my dad never having known any thing of him. 594 more words


52 Documents in 52 Weeks #51 - William Strait's Baseball Career

Person of Interest: William Charles Strait
Relationship: Father

Source Citation: Newton Bisons baseball team, ca. 1955; digital image 2016, privately held by William Strait, Lafayette, New Jersey, 2017. 433 more words


52 Documents in 52 Weeks #49 - Daniel Plant's Employment

Person of Interest: Daniel W. Plant
Relationship: Husband of my great grandaunt Nellie Garfield Hunt

Source Citation: “Mr. Daniel Plant,” employment announcement, New Jersey Herald… 685 more words


Is God our Mother?

Why do we call God “Father?” Exploring the Catholic Church’s teaching on God’s paternal and maternal qualities, and clarifying the use of gender-based titles.

Can we call God, “Our Mother?” I mean, after all, we call Him “Father” even though we know God is neither male nor female. 1,691 more words