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Monthly Archives: February 2014
I have lots of photos of my father’s mother. Portraits of her as a child. Portraits of her as a young woman. Portraits of her with her twin babies. Then snapshots of her with family, with friends over the years. … Continue reading
When we last saw my distant ancestor John Fitch he had just buried his gold and silver on Charles Garrison’s farm in the dead of night. To catch you up, it was December, 1776, and General Washington’s army was staggering … Continue reading
Nine kindly little ladies on a lovely outing. That’s what I thought. Nine friends on a festive picnic, away from family duties for a few short hours of girlish giggles and shared secrets. They hiked their dresses and pulled each … Continue reading
John Fitch and I are second cousins eight times removed. That means my ninth great grandfather was his second great-grandfather, and my eighth great grandfather was his great-granduncle. It’s nothing I’d get too excited over. Except that I wouldn’t know … Continue reading