Monthly Archives: September 2013

Oh, Those Odd Obituaries!

In an effort to complete my collection of obituary notices for a few members of my family tree, I came across a few doozies that I just had to share. Grandma Nellie Desmond who died in 1953 actually had a … Continue reading

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The 1920s and 1930s: An American Era Like No Other

I wasn’t the best student of American history as a child growing up in the 1960s. Truth be told, it really didn’t interest me at all.  Too many names, dates, battles and treaties to read about, memorize and spew back … Continue reading

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Wanted: Dead or Alive ~ South Carolina Slave Descendants!

It wasn’t news to Mariann Regan that she descends from southern slave owners.  In fact she even wrote a memoir about it a couple of years ago entitled “Into the Briar Patch” which recounts her complex reflections on that family … Continue reading

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