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Closing out 2020 and ‘Keeping Grandma Alive’ in 2021

2020 was a trying year, to put it mildly. Everyone’s life was, and still is, disrupted. Some more than others. I already worked from home, and I don’t have kids in school, so much of my day-to-day routine wasn’t turned upside down. Of course I was affected by the shortages of paper goods, hand sanitizer, […]

Beantown Girls: I know my dad a little better now

A few weeks ago, I read The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey.  The story follows the World War II adventures of three twenty-something women from Boston. This trio of best friends volunteer to be Red Cross Clubmobile girls overseas. One the women, Fiona, hopes to get to the European continent and somehow find out the […]

James C. Griffin: One Early Death Becomes Two

When I notice an early death in family history records, I’m always saddened. But I’m always curious, too. When I saw that my first cousin, thrice-removed, James C. “Jim” GRIFFIN (1895-1922) died from a boiler explosion I looked for a newspaper article, and I found one. I found something unexpected, too. Jim’s Early Life Jim. […]

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