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John Brown and Christmas

On December 15, 2010, my very dear friend and John Brown Scholar, Lou DeCaro, posted an intriguing blog entry on his “John Brown the Abolitionist: A Biographer’s Blog” entitled “The Christmas Debate and John Brown”  Now I have to admit that I had never really thought about whether John Brown and his family did or did not Read More

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Lucy Brown Clark – Eulogy 1934

While transcribing the many, many documents related to the Annual Brown Family Reunions, that took place in Hudson Ohio from 1926 until 1964, I have found an incredible amount of information about the family members. The “stuffy” stuff — date of birth, date of death, lineage to John Brown, etc. — were all recorded by Read More

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Blog Caroling 2010

Thanks to FootnoteMaven for suggesting Blog Caroling! Bloggers from around the world, all sharing their favorite Carols. I went back and read all of the previous 2 years posts, and enjoyed every wonderful musical moment. I “hear” the music in my head as I read the lyrics. What a joyful sound we all make. Merry Read More

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Sentimental Sunday – I Still Miss My Mother

  Thirteen years ago, on December 30th nineteen hundred ninety-seven my mother, Norma Jean Hancock Keesey, passed away from complications of her long fight with Diabetes, although the official cause of death is listed as congestive heart failure. I still miss her.     I still find a joke, or read an article, of see something Read More

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories – Other Traditions –

  CANDY!  My family was not into the cookies for Christmas, we made candy.  Both my grandparent’s and my family’s houses were like candy stores during the Christmas holiday season. In addition to the homemade types below, you could always find a covered glass candy bowl on Grandma’s table filled with old-fashioned ribbon candy.  We Read More