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A Mother’s Day book review

This Mother’s Day I’m not writing about my own mother. Instead I’m writing about the mother of a writer friend of mine. Coming to America: A Girl Struggles to Find Her Way in the New World, written by Diana Erbio, is the story of Rosalie, a young teenager who moves with her parents and older […]

Close up: my Grandpop, J. Daniel Martin

This week’s prompt is Close Up, and I am writing about an ancestor I feel like I know Close Up even though he died before I was born: my maternal grandfather, Joel Daniel MARTIN (1886-1955).   My mom, Gladys MARTIN HEISER (1921-1999) had seven siblings and lots of Martin cousins since her father was the […]

The tornado of 15 March 1875

The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Storm, and I have a story for that. 1875 was the year of the tornado for South Carolina, it seems. There was a large outbreak of tornadoes on March 19-20, 1875; but I’m writing about a tornado that took place on March 15, 1875 in Richland County, […]

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