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McFerran's Buried In Bellevue Cemetery

Earlier in the week I published a post on James B. McFerran and his family – originally immigrants from Ireland before the beginning of the American revolution.  150 more words

Family Stories

IT ALL STARTED WITH A PHONE CALL Guest Post by Bill Griggs

Ms. Brown, this is Bill Griggs from the Portsmouth Notables Occasion.  That is how our nearly 20 year friendship started in 1987.  You are the only singer on the dais.  1,086 more words

Musings

A TRIBUTE TO RUTH BROWN, MISS RHYTHM (1/12/28-11/17/06)

Readers, Windows 10 has struck again… and this time don’ run off with some of my saved documents!

Fortunately, I had a hard copy of my original post on Ruth Brown, but the guest post by… 1,428 more words

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Coming Next Week: Ruth Brown Tribute

Portsmouth born Ruth Weston Brown was truly a legend in her own time. She was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Grammys ( proudly accepted by her son Earl Swanson) and it was… 120 more words

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Will you people leave the Americanos alone?

It is said to be the most popular coffee drink in the world, after the standard Italian espresso shots.

It is said to be of ‘indeterminate origin’ when in the World War II the American soldiers posted in Italy were diluting their espresso shots in an attempt to make the coffee less strong. 469 more words

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“GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends” will air Friday, Oct. 14 from 9–11:30 p.m. EST on PBS. Presented by the Recording Academy, the salute is a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy’s 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. 109 more words

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