Project 150 is a series of Civil War posts that, taken together, will tell the story of my family's life choices during the years of rebellion. Sources used for today's post include privately held family documents, a Wiki article on the election and the Federal 1860 census accessed at ancestry.com. My great-great-grandparents, F. Marion and … Continue reading Project 150: It’s 1861. Farm On.
How many of us stand on the hopes and dreams of the pioneering Minors? With yesterday's publishing of the 1872 letter between brothers Samuel and John, I am reasonably certain that I have many unmet cousins in the Midlands and West Coast states of America. Collating the data from the letter, a Thomas Minor Society … Continue reading Are You My Cousin? : The Legacy of Migrating Minors
I threw off two quilts and a down comforter this morning, and leapt to my feet. Hurriedly I dressed into chore clothes and padded stockinged-footed downstairs to make coffee. The dogs sleepily rose from their beds to gather their morning pats before groggily making their way outside for the day's first potty trip. The damp March … Continue reading A Minor Detail: Amanuensis Monday
[Author's Note: As any parent knows, shooing kids into adulthood requires a balancing of priorities. While securing one's own home and finances, you also strive to secure a promising future for your children. We pay for health insurance, cover education costs, loan cash for car payments, and extend a bit of mad money whenever possible--as … Continue reading Touching the Future–A Grandfather’s Bequest: amanuensis monday