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Feeling Nostalgic for an Ancestor I’m Still Getting to Know…

I’m still doing research on  those other structures you built, Thomas. Don’t worry, I’ll find them. And I’ll be sharing them right here when I do… _______ Copyright © 2014 Patricia Desmond Biallas

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Aunt Grace

Grace Desmond, my sweet and much beloved aunt, in 1913 when she was about 22 years old. Grace traveled the Chautauqua Circuit as she, an accomplished pianist, and her troupe of fellow entertainers, brought culture to rural America in the … Continue reading

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A Model of a Mother

It’s May 18th and in the Desmond family that can mean just one thing: it’s Mom’s birthday–her 101st to be exact. Though she’s been gone now for over 42 years, who could ever forget a face like hers? No wonder … Continue reading

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