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Strangers in the Box!

“Strangers in the Box”… Come, look with me inside this drawer,  In this box I’ve often seen,  At the pictures, black and white,  Faces proud, still, serene.  I wish I knew the people,  These strangers in the box,  Their names … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday!

Hidden Headstones…  In August of 2014 I was, once again, in the Derry City Cemetery searching for family graves.  Since my last trip “back home” in 2012 my research had unearthed several family connections and various other family members who were … Continue reading

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The Beattie/Rankin Connection

A Follow up to – “It’s A Small World”! Less than two weeks ago I posted a blog entitled “It’s A Small World” discussing my Beattie/Rankin connection.  Since then I’ve been able to meet with Mr. Rankin’s son, who is … Continue reading

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The “Inner Circle” – Can the Barrier be Broken?

Definition of the “The Inner Circle”:  http://dictionary.reference.com defines the Inner Circle as “an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose”; http://www.collinsdictionary.com says, “a clique or a group of people or who share a common interest, aim or purpose”; whereas … Continue reading

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