September 2, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: The Wilkersons of Pleasant Grove, Iowa

George Wilkerson gravestone

Headstones of Joshua, George and Amanda Wilkerson Back in 1995, Jim and I thought we hit the jackpot when we found this cemetery at Pleasant Grove, Iowa.  It’s located at Shinar Cumberland Presbyterian Church not far from the now deserted […]

A Tenuous Connection To Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln When we were little kids in grade school each year we would dutifully make profile pictures of Abe Lincoln and proudly take them home to Mom and Dad. It never occurred to me that many years later I […]

A Visit To Old Bordeaux

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[Due to a blog glitch, I have re-posted this story.] Last Friday, my aunt Twyla and Uncle Wally Yates, my cousins Edris and Jack Harbeston, my brother Dave Yates and his wife Kathy, and my husband Jim and I, went […]

Postcards: Kids in a Goat Cart Challenge

Three boys and a goat cart

This subject came up a few years ago: Do we all have pictures of kids in goat carts?  I was surprised to see how many of my friends and family had similar pictures. Do you have one? Here is my […]

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