Category Archives: History Stuff

The Conquerer Mildew

Poe got it wrong. It’s not the worm that conquers all. It’s mildew. I discovered last week that I no longer have to worry about where to store my great-aunt’s prayerbook, her mesh evening bags c. 1910, my mother’s First … Continue reading

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A Successful Family History

This summer it has been my privilege to help a client prepare her family history. This could have been bad news (even at my hourly rate!) but the client–we’ll call her Bea–did several things right that made the work, while … Continue reading

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Mr. Weston’s Toothbrush

I’m reading a book set in the early 1800s. A couple of days ago I came across this scene involving the Main Character, her married friend, the friend’s husband, and the husband’s son by his first wife. They are inspecting … Continue reading

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You say marSAY, I say marSALES

I heard from cousins who still live in central Ohio this week, and it got me to thinking about Marseilles, a little Wyandot County town we used to drive through on the way to visit them. This further got me … Continue reading

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