Category Archives: Traditions

Family Stories

Several family stories from both sides of my family give personality and life to ancestors. For example, at the funeral of my Aunt Isabel  (my mother’s sister) recently, my first cousin once removed, Isabel’s granddaughter, said Isabel told this story: … Continue reading

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Come hear me speak at the Navarre Library January 31!

Using genealogy, history and online resources, Elizabeth Crowe will paint a lively picture of Colonel Guy Wyman, the founder of Navarre, at 5:30 p.m. January 31, 2012, at the library. It’s a story of murder, mayhem, madness and many wives. … Continue reading

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Bastille Day!

According to Wikipedia, Over 50 U.S. cities conduct annual celebrations  Baltimore has a large Bastille Day celebration each year at Petit Louis in the Roland Park area of Baltimore City. Baltimore has a large Bastille Day celebration each year at Petit Louis in … Continue reading

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Genealogy Serendipity!

On my way to volunteer at the Panhandle Butterfly House this morning, I stopped for coffee at a little cafe that I have been meaning to try out for some time, Higher Ground Coffee and Tea Co.  It’s on US … Continue reading

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My faovrite Derby Week Recipes!

It’s Derby Week and I’m having a Derby Party. The Kentucky Derby is always run the First Saturday of May, and the parties start about a week before that…..Here are my two favorite recipes for this tradition. HOT BROWN SANDWICH … Continue reading

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Magna Carta at National Archives (US) to be re-encased

Press Release February 8, 2011 Last Chance to see National Archives 1297 Magna Carta Until 2012   Washington, DC…The National Archives has announced that Tuesday, March 1, 2011, is the final day for the public to view the 1297 Magna … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Friday: Mama’s Creamed Tuna

“Family Recipe Friday is an opportunity to share your family recipes with fellow bloggers and foodies alike. Whether it’s an old-fashioned recipe passed down through generations, a recipe uncovered through your family history research, or a discovered recipe that embraces … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day, Candlemas, and St. Blaise

February 2 in our calendar has many traditions: among them St. Blaise Day, Candlemas, and of course in the U. S., Groundhog Day! It is also a cross-quarter day…halfway between a solstice and an equinox. Candlemas Day traditionally marked the … Continue reading

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Linkpendium: A Source You Should Know

Linkpendium is a wonderful search site, brought to you by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich. This immensely useful site is a catalog of links to United States genealogy information, records, pages and sources, organized by geography. You can search by … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Monument to Judge Toulmin dedicated today in Baldwin County

Monument to Judge Toulmin dedicated today in Baldwin County. He was also president of Transylvania University (where I attended as a Freshman)  1794-96. In 1804 he was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as judge for a territory that included what is now Baldwin … Continue reading

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