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Who are Those Guys?

Written on December 2nd 2015.

If you are a fan of Robert Redford and Paul Newman (and over 60 years old) you will remember that line from the movie ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’. It’s also been used often by me when looking at my parent's old pictures. Like the one here that I know relates to my grandfather’s service in t… read more

A Short Course on Paper and Why it Deteriorates

Written on November 25th 2015.

Have you ever pulled out an old newspaper clipping and found it to be brown, seemingly dry and brittle? Or found a box of old letters in the attic but were afraid to handle them because they were discolored and seemed so fragile?

Generally, paper deteriorates over time unless it is stored properl… read more

I Want My Family to See Their History

Written on November 1st 2015.

A couple years ago, a nephew was visiting from Vermont and spotted this family bible. His eyes really lit up as he realized what he was seeing, a record of the lives of his forebears dating back to the early 19th century.

I have three siblings, four first cousins, three uncles, and numerous niece… read more

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