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Celebrating National Corn on the Cob Day

Today is National Corn on the Cob Day. Corn on the cob (or ‘the bone’ as a late family member used to say) is one of the delights of summer, and eating it brings back precious memories for me. Learning to Shuck Corn My grandma, Florrie THOMAS MARTIN (1894-1979) taught me how to shuck corn. […]

Earl Frost: a bold move and an early death

A distant MARTIN cousin, G., asked one day if I had information about a mutual cousin she was researching. That inquiry led us both down several rabbit trails that answered some questions and brought up more. I’ll blog about that another day. On one of the rabbit trails, I found a clump of young deaths […]

Favorite Photo: a surprise father & son photo

A recent prompt for 52 Ancestor in 52 Weeks was Favorite Photo. I have a lot of favorite photos, but below is my current most favorite one. Last weekend, my second cousin, T., sent me a photo via Messenger and asked if that was my dad in the photo.  YES! My dad is in the […]

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