Letters from Normal School: May 28, 1940

23 McKenzie Ave. May 28, 1940 Dear Folks, — I’ve just come from Marjorie’s. Went over to get some books to study from and stayed too long, so this letter will have to be written in a hurry. Well the fatal day is nearly over. I promised and expected to write 10 exams but fate…

Letters from Normal School: May 15, 1940

23 McKenzie Ave., May 15, 1940 Dear Folks, — Well, nothing much has happened this week except one word – rain, rain and more rain. It rained every night up till to-day and then it broke down and wept all this afternoon. Well, I had quite a trip on Sunday. I suppose you knew that…

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As the Story is Told: Gaff Linkum

Taken from As the Story is Told. I actually tracked down a copy of Gaff Linkum digitally a few years ago [here] and read about half of it. It was interesting, though I could see why it didn’t become a best seller! I was hoping to find some clues about my own ancestors. While I…

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Family history research: old documents

Today I pulled out the stack of old legal documents in my collection and started sorting them by date. I’ve been hoping to find time to look at these for the past year and a half. Simply handling these documents–some from the mid 1800s–gives me chills. What a sense of history! It’s interesting to research…