Category Archives: Daily Writings and funnies…

Stories, some of my growing up, some whimsical and funny, and some just because….

Family Stories: Memories with Cousin Charles Bryan

Family Stories Memories with Cousin Charles E. Bryan The Smith House It wasn’t until I became interested in family history research that I met my second cousin, Charles Earle Bryan… although I’m sure he’d seen me as a young child, … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew: Will The Real Nancy Drew Stand Up

Nancy Drew Will The Real Nancy Drew Stand Up! We all know who Nancy Drew is, but many of us remember a different Nancy… and she will always be our “Nancy” in the back of our minds… and hearts! Who … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #48

Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #48 Me, wearing one of the many dresses mama sewed – Mama started me on my love for Nancy Drew! Lost posts… out of time sequence: October 19, … Continue reading

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All You Can Eat BBQ – $1.25 a Plate…

All You Can Eat BBQ – $1.25 a Plate… When you don’t talk to family members often, you miss out on stories like this… the ones you never knew even existed! On a recent visit home a couple of years … Continue reading

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Weekend Weathervanes: Soldier Taking a Knee

Now I know what to do with those photos – “thanks” to Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy; she blogs Weekly Wednesday Weathervanes  in New Hampshire.  Please check out her page and enjoy the many unusual weathervane photos and be entertained with … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Cupboards

Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Cupboards When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, they often become items tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take … Continue reading

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Weekend Weathervanes: It’s a Gobbler

Now I know what to do with those photos – “thanks” to Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy; she blogs Weekly Wednesday Weathervanes  in New Hampshire.  Please check out her page and enjoy the many unusual weathervane photos and often be entertained with a history lesson. … Continue reading

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Family Recipes and Memories: Blackberry Cooking

Family Recipes and Memories: Blackberry Cooking   Nothing catches my eye quicker than a dish made with blackberries! While browsing through my genealogy blogging group, I stopped on a fellow bloggers post from “Ancestors in Aprons“… I just love the name … Continue reading

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Craft Junkie: Thrum Mittens

“Thrum Mittens”   Are you already saying… what are thrums? Well, so did I when I first picked up a pair of squishy mittens in a Vermont knitting store last fall. As I stood there puzzled, the owner walked over … Continue reading

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Craft Junkie: Mrs. Butterworth turns into a Witch

 Mrs. Butterworth turns into a Witch As a young mother, I always sent away for things by saving box tops and labels… either for the kids or me; this calendar called out to me from the craft genes I inherited. … Continue reading

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