Category Archives: Genealogy

History Is This Close

I’ve heard of a few cases like this over the years.  I am amazed that grandchildren of the 18th century are still alive in the 21st.  Amazed, and delighted. History fascinates me, in part because it is incredibly close.  It … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

The turkey is defrosting.  Bags of fresh cranberries await.  So do white potatoes, sweet potatoes, leeks, brussels sprouts, small white onions, and makings of both fresh and pre-made stuffing–I haven’t decided that detail yet.  A half-gallon of pasteurized but non-homogenized … Continue reading

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November 11

Happy Veterans Day to all who served, and to all who have benefited from those who serve.  To my veteran friends, and especially to former choir members who have also served at West Point, thanks and congratulations. I remember my … Continue reading

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Dad and Me

This picture was taken about a week ago.  A very nice couple–good friends and former neighbors in New Jersey–drove up to celebrate his birthday.  We had a memorable lunch at a local waterfront place that emphasizes German food and culture.  … Continue reading

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