Tag Archives: Beekmantown

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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Touching The Past

  On our recent trip to our hometown, my wife and I were very fortunate to be able to see and hold items that once belonged and were used by my wife’s ancestors. But even more fortunate we were to … Continue reading

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Dissapearing Females

The above photograph shows my wife’s grandparents, Edward Monty and Ruby Gonya, on their wedding day. I offer my apologies to Grandmother Monty as she was not the type to fade away in the background, in fact, just the opposite. … Continue reading

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Old News Is Good News

Newspapers, we use them for all sorts of reasons. My wife will read the obituaries before she reads anything else. I like the comics the best. We both like to look for garage and estate sales. The daily paper is … Continue reading

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Dead at Gettysburg

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. I had several ancestors that were actively engaged in this battle. So I went looking for a book that could tell me about this battle. I found “A Field … Continue reading

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