Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Day Past Thanksgiving

Originally published  November 24,  1994  for “That’s Life,” a  weekly column I wrote for the Westmont Progress community newspaper. That year my modest home was the gathering place for the Desmond siblings and their respective families, 26 family members in … Continue reading

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Thank you, John. Semper Fi!

Happy Veterans Day to John Stephen Vaughan ____ Copyright © 2011 Patricia Desmond Biallas

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Edward Kennedy: Civil War Pontonnier!

(This is the  first in a series of Letters To My Ancestors that will be appearing from time to time on the GeneaJourneys blog.) Oh, Edward–the things I have learned about you in just the last few months! Eventually, I … Continue reading

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