Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Puzzle Within the Puzzle

Erin M The task presently engaged in involves bundles of letters in envelopes (thankfully, since most letters are undated, saying only something like “Sunday eve,” so the postmarks permit me to date the letters), most from my grandmother, but many … Continue reading

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Cashing In

Kenzie When going through my father’s files (he’s been dead since 1975, but this is the first time anyone other than my mother has looked through his stuff), I found a folder from his time with the Justice Department’s Bureau … Continue reading

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Tidbits

Brooke Tidbits from my grandmother’s and others’ letters in the 1940s: Shades of “1941″! Letter from Aunt Barbara to her parents, December 9, 1941: “So glad we didn’t move to San Francisco! I can scarcely believe that Japanese planes were … Continue reading

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Early Days In Wisconsin, 1864

Meg Another tale from my great grandfather’s youth: The Jackson farm was located one-half mile south of the Beebe School on the Lathrop Road. The house was built about 1842 by Jacob Jackson who was the writer’s great-grandfather. It was … Continue reading

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