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- On the Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary: She Shows up in the Most Surprising Places
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- A Pilgrim by Blood and by Heart: On the Discovery of My Mayflower Roots This Thanksgiving
Category Archives: Genealogy
That’s right, Mayflower roots. I could barely believe it myself. Those of you who have been following this blog know that my hobby is genealogy. Serendipitously I recently came across some information about a couple of ancestors from my Grandma Pearl Walker’s … Continue reading
Grandpa was quite the storyteller Grandpa was a man for stories. His tales were something that I thoroughly enjoyed as a wide-eyed kid. Sitting on his lap, I always wanted him to share the same ones over and over again. His … Continue reading
Of big beautiful basilicas My art professor flashed an image of a big beautiful Church on the overheads. It was a class in my undergraduate program at a Southern Baptist college where I was required to give the name, date, … Continue reading
The bread of my hometown Most everyone has their own favorite version of bread. I remember loving the fresh-baked loaves from the ovens of DiCamillo Bakery in Niagara Falls, NY when I was a kid. Moving to the South, we never were able … Continue reading
It has been the year of the patriot for me. In my genealogical research I have had breakthroughs in discovering several Revolutionary War ancestors this year. One in particular that caught my attention is my 4x great grandfather, John Darrow (1763-1854). John’s … Continue reading
Fascination with the Wallenda high wire walk I’m not sure why I am fascinated with the recent high wire walk by Nik Wallenda. For some reason, the whole event has been quite mesmerizing for me. The image of Wallenda balancing himself against the … Continue reading
Known for his kisses Richard Dawson, the former host of Family Feud, died this past weekend. The show began in 1976 and I just realized that he originally stopped hosting the show in 1985, the year my husband and I … Continue reading
There is a sucker born every minute “There is a sucker born every minute.” This saying has been attributed to P.T. Barnum; however, upon further research I discovered that the actual person associated with this was a deception in itself. It was … Continue reading
Grandma’s boys Two young men, Lewis F. Darrow and Jonathan C. Darrow, mustered into service August 26, 1862. They were two young men that never returned home to Liberty, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. These brothers, Lewis and Jonathan, were my 2nd great … Continue reading
A third person diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis Most major news media are reporting that a third person has been diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria this month.This disease, otherwise known as necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene, is a rare and quickly progressive infection of deep … Continue reading