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Things My Mother Taught Me (Though I Never LIstened)

Old Fort on Constitution Hill

My mother was eight years old when she, her mother, and her grandmother were incarcerated in the Johannesburg Fort, and later taken to a concentration camp. Read More »

Voice from the Past: A Diary of the Second Boer War

I begin exploring my father's diary of how his life changed during the war in Africa at the turn of the last century. Read More »

Book Review: Struggles, Service & Smiles: The Autobiography of a Depression Era Kid by Robert B. Wiley, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.

Struggles, Service & Smiles is a warm and uplifting autobiography. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): Frankland & Sons at the Camden People’s Theatre

True-life family history and relationships on stage. By the people concerned. Is anyone else? Read More »

Book Review: Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America by Linda Lawrence Hunt

An almost lost story of a spectacular feat in an America that looks much like today's, even though this was the 1890s. Read More »

The Basement as Archeological Dig

You never know what you can unearth when digging in your basement. Read More »

Interview with Linda Weaver Clarke, author of Elena, Woman of Courage

"It’s important to teach our children their heritage," states Clarke. Read More »