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Archive for October, 2009

Allen Bascum Dunn - YMCA Hero in the “Great War”

I have not updated my family history scribbling because 1) I have been too busy with our farm harvest, plus a lot of maintainance, and 2) I have been doing a lot of research to write my grand uncle Allen’s story.
I never knew that the YMCA served most of [...]

October and the Farm Work Winds down = Whew!

Hello Fall Farm Fans,
Yes, it has been quite a year! The climate has been as chaotic as the world economy. I just received news, from Heathcote Community that last week they had snow falling in ‘balmy’ Maryland. I also heard that Terra Nova microfarm, in Centre Co., Pa. [...]

New Genealogical Information Pours In

Now that our work tsunami at the farm is subsiding, I will be able to research and write more about my search for my family roots. I am pleased, and a bit humbled, to have learned so much in these last two and a half years. I have [...]

The Harvest Moon

Wow, it is October 5th, and we are still picking green beans for CSA delivery. My 26 years of records of “first light frosts” show that a couple decades ago we usually had our first light (but bean-killing frost), over two weeks ago. This year I actually test-planted [...]

The Economy of Old, the Ambridge of Today

I just read, on-line, this 1924 book by Elise Mercur Wagner; it was written for the 1924 Centennial celebrating the founding of Old Economy Village by the Harmonite Society.
I was surprised to read that my grand uncle Allen Bascom Dunn has been the Secretary of the Ambridge [...]