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Tiny Slave Cemetery

How many times over the past years I have thought of the residents of the tiny cemetery nestled near the pond and woods that used to be behind my childhood home? The local legend (1) was that it had been … Continue reading

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Icing on the Cake!

My littlest one arrived a couple of weeks before Christmas–29 years ago this week.  And what a present! After having two boys first, I was really surprised to learn that boys and girls really are different… her personality was a … Continue reading

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The Money Crisis by Judge Alfred Yaple

First Published August 7, 2011 The Money Crisis: Its Causes and Remedy was written by Judge Alfred Yaple in 1873 (original source: Library of Congress).  Today is a good day to make a PDF of this little book available! (Use … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Birthdays to my Boys!

First Published June 21, 2011 I am blessed.  Three healthy, handsome children, all now grown — but ALL for a brief time that felt like eternity under the age of five, ALL in car seats at the same time, and … Continue reading

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Great Uncle Jacob–Civil War POW

First Published April 24, 2011 In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War this month… Our family learned some time ago that our great grandfather’s brother, Jacob Yeaple, died in captivity during the Civil War.  A sad fact, … Continue reading

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My Local History

First published Feb. 12, 2011 Blog #1:  Seems like a good first place to start is with my own local history. I’ve always enjoyed history, especially local history, and never realized there was probably a very real reason for that … Continue reading

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