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Archive for February, 2011

Endless Winter

Hello, Winter Weary Folks,
I have not seen a winter this hard since we moved here in 1983!  Sure, I’ve seen colder winters, and I’ve seen snowier winters, but I have never seen this combination of cold winds and low solar input!
This means three things for us:
1)  We are using a lot more firewood, since our [...]

More on My Fayette Co. Quaker Connection

Hello,
On 16 July of this year I wrote expressing my surprise that my “Lost Johns(t)on Family” of Fayette Co., Pa., had some Quaker roots.  I have since studied more about the former Friends community in Menallen, Redstone, and Jefferson Townships there.
I found out that there were probably two waves of Quaker pioneers.  The first migration [...]