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Wendy Walter
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Wendy Walter commented on a post on Blogger.
I love this idea! My dad died around 10 years ago and I almost kept his ties.... except.... my son needed extra-long ties and my dad's were standard length. So I gave them all (except one) to Goodwill. If I HAD kept them though, I would have made something like this purse now! It had never occurred to me to make something from them. Oh well...

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Wendy Walter commented on a post on Blogger.
Oh no!!!! Not the "dreaded clean off your desk"... That would take me years! But I will commit to getting a large area cleaned off... One category you left out is journals. I've run out of shelf space for them. So that will be one or two piles for now.

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The establishment of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Ballou Post # 3
After the end of the Civil War, many of the Union Army veterans joined branches (or posts) of the national fraternal organization, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). The GAR was formed in 1866 and at the peak of its popularity in 1890, the GAR had more t...

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Wendy Walter commented on a post on Blogger.
My father worked at Curtiss-Wright in Clifton during the early 1960s and I learned how to swim at Lake Rickabear. It was owned by Curtiss-Wright during those years and I assume the employees were able to use it as a perk. There were organized swimming classes and lots of kids participating. I also remember tobogganing there in the winter - coming down the hill opposite the log snack bar/eating room and seeing how far out over the ice we could go. I know we went there for at least a few years. 

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Rescued Photo #5 - Clarence Sidney Verrill
When I was in Vermont last year, I spent an hour or so browsing at the Antique Center at Camelot Village in Bennington, VT. This shop is huge and is composed of many individual 'stalls' where all kinds of antiques are sold.  I spent most of my time there lo...

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Girl Scout Memories
Thinking Day is coming up! Thinking Day is a Girl Scout and Girl Guide tradition which is celebrated on February 22 each year. From page 213 in my Brownie Girl Scout Handbook  - Brownie Girl Scout Handbook Published by the Girl Scouts of the United States o...

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Share some of your memories
Randy Seaver has a long-running blogging prompt -  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun . This week's prompt is based on a keynote talk Judy Russell aka The Legal Genealogist gave at the RootsTech 2014 conference last week in Salt Lake City. I was not at RootsTech ...

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - GRANT surname distribution
Randy Seaver over at the blog  Genea-Musings  has an on-going series,  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun . I decided to try out tonight's exercise, which is to map out where families with the Grant surname resided In the USA in a few selected census years - 1840...

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Grant surname distribution
Randy Seaver over at the blog  Genea-Musings has an on-going series, Saturday Night Genealogy Fun . I decided to try out tonight's exercise, which is to map out where families with the Grant surname resided In the USA in a few selected census years, 1840, 1...
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