Category Archives: Thorne family

A Good Death

Death is never good.  Yet it is the curse of each of us to die.  It is a constant in the experiment of life.  The only variables are the how, the why, and the when. Each generation has to come … Continue reading

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Coming to America

Yesterday was Columbus Day, the day we celebrate Christopher Columbus coming to America.  Columbus came in 1492, but it was only after 100 years and more that settlers began consistently coming to America to make a new home. In my … Continue reading

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A Love of Books and a Life of Challenges

Reading can provide an escape from the challenges of real life, and it can equip one to face whatever comes. My great-great-great grandmother, Ruth (Thorne) Dudley, was a reader (see my previous post, A Love of Books).  She valued books–several … Continue reading

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A Love of Books

I have loved books for as long as I can remember, and apparently I was not the first in my family to do so. My great-great-great grandmother, Ruth (Thorne) Dudley (1823-1914), was a reader or at least a collector of … Continue reading

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