Yes, a nurse is what I said I wanted to be for many of my developmental years. In third grade, I checked out a lot of biographical books from my school library. Two of them were on the lives of Clara Barton (the pioneer nurse who also founded the American Red Cross), (1821-1912) and Florence Nightingale, … Continue reading When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Nurse!
As a native Marylander who lives near Solomon's Island along the Chesapeake Bay, I always have appreciated the beautiful scenery along its shorelines. It was in the 1600's when colonists settled along it and began to record in county land records the names of hundreds of islands, some of which they would farm and call … Continue reading The Vanishing Chesapeake Bay Islands
A Form of Business Card With the printing press invention of the early 1800's, 19th century gentlemen used a form of business card to formally introduce themselves to others in a dignified style. According to The Encyclopedia of Ephemera, the acquaintance card was, “A novelty variant of the American calling card of the 1870s and 1880s, used … Continue reading A Gentleman’s Calling Card – 19th Century Token of Everyday Life
A Chat Over Pizza Yesterday, my octogenarian parents and I were chatting about days past as we were sharing pizza for lunch at their kitchen table. I began the conversation because on my drive to their house it occurred to me that we have always talked about their lives from the point that they met … Continue reading Just A Short Chat!
A Different Look At Our Everyday Lives Over the past five years and about 300 posts, Our Unbounded Heritage blog has focused on families and their histories--the people, places; the notables, historic events, and everyday moments that somehow changed our lives--and these moments in time can be said to be our memories stitched together--most often through love for one … Continue reading Memories are Stitched with Love
Mary Custis Lee, eldest daughter of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis, born in Alexandria, Virginia (1835-1918), was my 2nd cousin's [six generations removed], (Mary Tabb Bolling Lee) sister-in-law. She never married and spent most of her life traveling the world. Mary was recorded as being the most aloof and outspoken of the Lee … Continue reading Mary Custis Lee Challenges Streetcar Segregation
Introduction I know my recent posts have focused on my maternal grandmother, Alice Lauretta Lathrop's, noble family who emigrated from England to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and then onto Pennsylvania and places farther down the Atlantic coast. Specifically, this post, focuses on the 400th Anniversary Year of a church that got its beginnings in England by my 9th … Continue reading Nobleman, Minister, Prisoner, And Exile–My 9th Great Grandfather’s Saga