Category Archives: Lets Talk

Monuments to Lost Libraries

“Whenever an elder dies, a library burns down.”   Most of us have heard the above saying in one form or another. If there is any truth to this saying (I believe it holds much truth) then perhaps the above … Continue reading

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Meet Me at the Library

As family historians, we all have a powerful tool to use in our research efforts. It is called the internet, and it is in many ways a magic key to getting the information we need to help complete our genealogies. … Continue reading

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Trying to Understand the Whole Story

  To do a good job in your family genealogy research means hard work. Most of us know the time consuming and tedious search for records and then checking and comparing them. Also making sure you have the proper source … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Day Parade or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

  This is being written with my apologies to the movie “Dr. Strangelove…” but I just could not think of a better title. I was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York, which is in the upper extreme right-hand corner … Continue reading

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Going To the Movies

  A few days ago I was watching on television the original King Kong movie. I remembered as a child when I first watched this movie and feeling very sorry for King Kong. This caused me to reflect on my … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift

  While I cannot say that we were rich and always had huge piles of presents under the tree I can say we always had presents, a beautiful tree, and plenty to eat. I do remember my friends being able … Continue reading

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Sunshine in a Jar; Pear Pineapple Jam

A few weeks ago my wife made some Pear Pineapple Jam, which is a family favorite. It never fails when she makes this jam that memories of her Great Aunt Florence are evoked in a fond retelling of stories of … Continue reading

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