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Vera Marie Badertscher
When I'm not traveling or reading, I'm writing about travel and books.
When I'm not traveling or reading, I'm writing about travel and books.
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Pumpkin-Apple Pie, a 17th century recipe for Pumpion Pie challenges the cook.

I love baking and cooking traditional recipes. But I have met one that is a bit intimidating. Athough this recipe for pumpion, a pumpkin-apple pie, is dated 1671, I have read that it was actually copied from another cookbook, and could be 25 years older.…

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Carlos Morgan - Mystery Photos and History Gaps as ancestor moves West.

Carlos Morgan 1832 to before 1899 Carlos Morgan, the second son of Jesse Morgan has presented me with more questions than I can answer in a reasonable amount of time.  Carlos is the son of my 2nd great-grandfather, Jesse Morgan with Mary Pelton, Jesse’s…

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A Slice of My Life: Veterans Day Memories World War II

For most people reading this, World War II is an historic event that seems as remote as the Civil War.  I hate to shock you—but I was alive during World War II. Not only that, I have memories. Here are a random few: Handsome men in uniform–including…

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Veterans in the Family--William J. Anderson, a WWII Seabee in Okinawa.

Seabee William J. Anderson I have listed all the veterans in my family as I find them.  Please pay tribute to them here. (You will also find the names of the people in the family picture below by clicking on that link.) However, I must admit, I have many…

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Grandma Kohler's Triple-Treat Sweet Roll Dough turns out good, but is not what Ken was looking for.

Like My Mother Made My husband doesn’t spend a lot of time wallowing in nostalgia for the foods that his mother cooked. But he has frequently mentioned his mother’s cinnamon rolls, so I figured I’d better find a recipe that could replicate Agnes…

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Jesse Morgan left five children behind when he took off for California in 1849. One was my great-grandmother, Hariett (Hattie) Morgan (Stout), whose mother Mary was Jesse’s second wife. The other four, including the eldest Charles Morgan, were from his…

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MEMORIAL: Paul Kaser 1909-1996 My father,Paul Kaser, died twenty years ago today. A Memorial is supposed to be a solemn affair, bordered in black. But that is not who my father was. This is who my father was. He told stories. Especially shaggy dog…

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Back in our Colonial Days, elections–whether town hall meetings or national elections, were festive events.  Booze was involved.  And Cake. Specifically Election Cake. I first came across election cake in an historic novel in which it is a southern…

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Harriette Anderson Kaser remembers scary places. My mother told me ghost stories of her youth.

And Speaking of Scary Things–Today is my brother’s Birthday! Happy Birthday Paul William Kaser. The Haunted Shack and Scary Anderson House on Mile Hill Guy’s uncle had planted extensive orchards on the property.  Mary Brink Anderson, Guy’s Mother, lived…

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A Slice of My Life: The Cleveland Indians

  I grew up in Northeastern Ohio in a small town called Killbuck. Back in the day, on a long summer evening you could walk through town and hear play by play of the Cleveland Indians game. No, we did not have Walkmans or I-Pads. People would leave the…
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