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A Bottle of Pop, a Candy Bar, a Chiavari, and a Pretty Blond

“Dad and I got married in December of 1935.” I’d heard the story so many times that I could probably repeat it back to Grandma although I would never dream of actually doing it. “Dad” without fail always referred to my Grandpa Neill when uttered by Grandma. If she did refer to him by his given […]


A 1949 Cattle Auction

Those of us with rural ancestors sometimes don’t think to use publications other than newspapers to find references to our relatives. While this item from 1949 is not a “major find,” it was an interesting discovery. My grandfather is listed as consigning a bull to a sale of the Lamoine Valley Angus Breeder’s Association. Had […]