Surname Saturday: Minor Details

This is the year, I thought, of the De-Clutter Project, as I surveyed each room's crammed shelves and drawers.  Impose a fifteen minute limit and voluntarily suffer a daily dose of sorting, storing and recycling, and by year's end I will have managed 5,475 minutes of life simplification.  Resolutely, I reached for that first stack … Continue reading Surname Saturday: Minor Details

BRADFORD the Immigrant: surname saturday

The Bradford man from whom I am descended came to the United States in the mid-1770s.  He is thought to have been born around 1745 in the area of Yorkshire, England.  What forces drove him to leave his family and what resources permitted his passage are subjects of conjecture.  His military service to his adopted … Continue reading BRADFORD the Immigrant: surname saturday

HELP! I Need Somebody!: wordless wednesday

Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody, Help, you know I need someone, help! ~~the Beatles Found among my grandmother's treasures, this photograph presented a family mystery. Where is this taken? What oaths bound these men together?   Who is "2nd row, 3rd from right?" HELP! Clues emerged--just since the New Year--from my Kerma … Continue reading HELP! I Need Somebody!: wordless wednesday