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Archive for December, 2011

Family Veterans’ History now underway

Hello, Well, after the wonderful exercise of researching and writing about my 15 Chester and my Fayette County ancestors who were veterans, I expanded my scope to Pennsylvania.   My latest round of research brought that honor roll up to over 60, including those who served from Beaver, Blair, Allegheny, and Mercer Counties, all in Pa. […]

2011 – The End is in Sight

Hello, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to write an essay for quite a while.  I won’t make any excuses, other than to report that we have already had over 78″ of rain this soggy year.  Our previous record was in 1996 (the Pinotuvo Year) when all the volcanic ash in the atmosphere lead to […]

A New Record!

Hello all, Nope, this record is nothing to brag about!  Our previous annual rain fall total (including snow melt) was 70.7″ in 1996, the year that Mt. Pinotuvo in the Phillipines loaded the atmosphere with volcanic dust.  Well, we have broken that record = over 74″ so far this year.  It is a record I’m […]

New Thoughts on the Meaning of “Private”

Hello, More and more as my family military research has taken me forward in time to World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam (that I know of I do not have any relatives involved in these current, seemingly endless, wars in the Middle East),  I have come upon the term “Private”.  Even though I have learned […]