Category Archives: Thoughts

A New Leaf…

It is almost a year since I came to the fork in the road and walked a new path.  I started this blog as a way to share my family papers and artifacts; to share my love of history.  My … Continue reading

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Memories

Today I returned to my home town to visit a sick cousin.  Very Sick. I don’t want to write anything more permanent. Old habits die hard, only hardly forgotten.  I parked the car in the space where I would have … Continue reading

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Great Grandmother’s Blanket?

I found my great-grandmother’s baby photo in the bottom of a trunk.   Her name was Laura Bedell by marriage.  I really would never have known it was her save the hand written note attached to it.  I recognized my grandfather’s … Continue reading

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Traces

When I received the envelope in the mail I reverently placed it on the table and didn’t open it for days.  I was both afraid of what I might read, as well as afraid of where the information might lead … Continue reading

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My Father’s Child

My mother said that I cried uncontrollably the day she told me I was adopted.  “You mean that someone didn’t want me?” I asked through sobs. “No, it means that we wanted you,” she answered.  I was three.    I … Continue reading

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