Posts tagged ‘family history’

Lafayette, voila mes oncles…

…a couple of older gentlemen stopped and asked me if I needed help. When I answered in my far-from-perfect French, they knew I was a foreigner. “American?” they asked, and I nodded. Their faces broke into wide, warm smiles, they shook my hands enthusiastically, they practically embraced me. “We fought with your father, your uncles,” they said. “We fought with them, side by side…”

Continue Reading May 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

Carol “Busybus” Powers

The stories I loved most when I was growing up were the bedtime stories my mother told us about when she was a child…

Continue Reading May 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

A Little Town Called Bonair

Lectures, chalk-talks, box sociables and community theater offerings seemed to be the main social events in the small burgs around Howard County, plus, in the summer months, Chatauquas. There were also book clubs…

Continue Reading March 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm 3 comments


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