The Priceless Value of Fifty-Four Cents


Fifty-four cents Eight coins. One quarter, two dimes, a nickel and four pennies. Fifty-four cents placed in a leather change purse over a century ago in 1918, enough to purchase a pound of round steak, a pound of wheat bread and a quart of milk. The tarnished coins are now…

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52 Weeks: #4 Catherine Ann Hamilton


Next to last It’s November now, the next to last month of the year. The autumn days are growing shorter as the fall colours begin to pack their bags, making room for the stark bareness of winter. The need to “coorie doon,” 1Scottish Language Dictionaries. (2017) Concise Scots Dictionary. 2nd Edition….

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52 Weeks: #3 John Sinclair, Barbreck, Lochawe


52 Weeks: #3 John Sinclair, Barbreck, Lochawe Thankful. I am thankful for so many things this year, and this week in the United States we take time out to reflect on the many blessings in our lives as we gather about our dining room tables with our friends, families and…

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52 Weeks: #2 Carl Oskar Anderson


“Masked Men Rob Passenger Train, near Erie., Pa., Friday Night – Mail Clerk Dying, Conductor Hurt.”   So read the front page of the Sandusky Register on Saturday, July 1st, 1911.1Associated Press. 1911. Masked Men Rob Passenger Train near Erie, Pa., Friday night- mail clerk dying, conductor hurt. Sandusky Register….

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52 Weeks: #1 John Bruein


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks This is the initial post of a series of fifty-two encouraged by Amy Johnson Crow’s inspirational program of 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. I know… I’m late to the party. Everyone else is working on week 46. Hey, better late than never. I’ve been focusing…

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