In my collection of items not in any of my books is a photo of Chester Beers and a number of letters he wrote to Emma Austin and sometimes her sister Aida, in the years 1869 to 1878. (Emma died … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Monday, November 20, Lee and Jim went to the movies at Monticello. Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. The Leavenworths feasted on a goose dinner. President Roosevelt had moved Thanksgiving to one week earlier than normal. The thinking was that it would … Continue reading
Garfield was still helping his father-in-law Frank Sergeant with his wood at the beginning of November. Clinton went hunting. At the end of the first week, there was a half-inch of ice on the pails in the entry way. Ella … Continue reading
In September 1939 children in London were evacuated to areas considered free from air attack. 1,500,000 evacuees (827,000 schoolchildren and their teachers; and 535,000 women expecting babies or with children under school age) were moved in three days. Each child … Continue reading
Today I had the pleasure of meeting the Doeller sisters who live in Arizona. Handsome Eddy Farm, Pond Eddy, the home of Doris and Marion at one time, is one of the houses featured in Farewell to Eldred.