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Archive for October, 2009

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

Hello, 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 the morale and recreational […]

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. got 5″ of wet snow (their […]

New Genealogical Information Pours In

Hello, 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 many folks to thank for my […]

The Harvest Moon

Hello, 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 some buckwheat (a very frost sensitive […]

The Economy of Old, the Ambridge of Today

Hello, 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 Board of Trade, from 1921 to […]