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#52Ancestors: Evening in Paris

The seventh of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Valentine. My mother’s mother, Cassie Lavina (Tuttle) Holmes (1896-1988), was the only grandmother I knew. ‘Gram’, as I called her, was my true Valentine. The first of … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Addie Mae & Lizzie Mae

The second of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Favorite Photo. This was a really tough one, especially for anyone with albums (and boxes … and folders) full of “favorite” photos. That said, my thoughts went … Continue reading

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Flying to London in 1692

Known by the English as a flyboat, the French as a flute, and the Spanish as a felibote, the fluyt, a “16th-19th century flat-bottomed Dutch vessel with a very high and ornate stern with broad buttocks, and with one or … Continue reading

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