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Wordless Wednesday: Floral Tribute to Nancy, my African Ancestor.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Miss Sarah O. Bough, 1931

For this blogging prompt: I selected an ancestor who was on the threshold of adulthood, as well as a freshman entering Hampton Institute in Virginia. In my mind, Sarah experienced the feelings of arrival and gratefulness before her life was … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday- Sarah E. Pretto

Sarah Elizabeth Pretto, buried at the Christiansted Cemetery, St. Croix US Virgin Islands. She was the young wife of Morris Alexander Pretto. He was the great-grand son of Nancy my new-found African Ancestor.

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Census Sunday – USVI 1857 (danish period)

Whenever I look at the 1857 census which I retrieved from ancestry.com, I recognize that the composition of the household is of a different time; a time when families lived together. Today, the ancestors could not possibly conceive in their … Continue reading

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Friday Funny

This week while visiting with my four gran-girls, my 9 year old grand-daughter Britni ran up to me with excitement saying “ Nana I have a Black History Project to do on Rosa Parks, and I know you would love … Continue reading

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Military Monday- Army Nurse

Kathryn Yiensena Bough was born on March 18, 1909 to Harold Bough of St. Croix, a retired Wardroom Steward of the US Navy, and Maggie Keeling of Virginia, a retired Teacher, in the Public School System.   Kathryn was the 4th … Continue reading

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While on cruise with her family this past summer, the ship stopped in the Cayman Islands and Britni stopped to grab a KISS from a dolphin.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Tombstone Tuesday-Amelia Marcus

The first time I was shown the grave-sites of my great-great grandmother Amelia Marcus, and my great-grandfather’s first wife, Mary Eliza, I was pleasantly surprised of the upkeep, and the poetry which was written on the tombstones. The lyrics told … Continue reading

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