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Hospitality

My wife and I don’t entertain.  We don’t host people in our home.  We rarely even allow anyone to cross our threshold.  (My wife has written very amusingly about this in her own blog post at Mirrored Images.) You would … Continue reading

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A Father’s Concern for his Daughter

In the somewhat shaky handwriting of a 72-year-old man, he signed the letter “[I] remain thy affectionate father, Jonathan Wright.” The letter, written December 12, 1820, was an expression of love and concern.  Jonathan had recently learned that his son-in-law, … Continue reading

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A Little Boy’s Shoes

Amid all the great and terrible things of history, parents have to put shoes on their children.  On the frontier, there was no Wal-Mart, no local store to provide any size and style of shoe a person wanted.  Other arrangements … Continue reading

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Life on the Frontier

  Pioneering, leaving known territories for lands yet unsettled, is never an easy endeavor. Robert Hill, my four-times-great grandfather, left North Carolina in 1802 at the age of twenty-two.  His family had lived in colonial North Carolina for as many … Continue reading

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Making Things

Some people are good at making things;  some aren’t. I definitely fall into the latter category.  Whether it’s making something new or repairing something that’s broken, I find working with my hands somewhat challenging.  If you add tools–especially power tools–I’m … Continue reading

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My Grandfather, Genealogy and Me

I started doing family history when I was 12 years old.  My grandfather had just retired after 40 years of working in a factory and one of his retirement hobbies was genealogy.  I always loved history–and I loved my grandfather–so … Continue reading

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