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The Washington Redskins vs. A-Fib: a true sports story

My dad, Charles Leroy Heiser (1913-2001), loved the Washington Redskins. I don’t think he ever went to a live game, but he always watched their games on TV. It was our family’s Sunday afternoon activity, and I cherished that time together. Watching the Redskins play now still brings back the feeling of all being right […]

Why I’ve been quiet the past few weeks

I’ve been quiet the past few weeks, since right before Hurricane Florence began dropping buckets of rain on North and South Carolina. The aftermath of the storm at my house consists of several downed trees (none hitting any buildings), groundwater flooding into the basement, a power outage of less than a day, and a fried […]

The work of some of my ancestors: turpentine farming

The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Work. Most my ancestors were farmers, stone masons, railroad laborers, and preachers. Some were turpentine farmers. I have written about this before, but it fascinates me so I am writing about it again. My great-grandfather, Jeremiah Daniel Thomas (1858-1946); my 2nd great-grandfather, Daniel B. Grant (1846-1900); and […]

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