Linda on October 30th, 2009

We watched the final cutting of the corn stalks in the fields south of us this week. They’ve had a hard time getting into the wet fields, so it’s been a start-and-stop operation for a few weeks.

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Linda on October 28th, 2009

The Versatility of the Coffee Grinder Upfront warning! If you easily suffer from queasiness, you may want to skip my introductory posting on Treasure Thursday. If not, I will forge ahead with my story. Originally, this coffee grinder was used on the Bly family farm in Moberly, Missouri to–grind coffee!  I would estimate that it […]

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Linda on October 27th, 2009

My grandmother and a friend dressed for the season.

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Linda on October 26th, 2009

Alice (Kazmiera) Jankauskas Orlikowski Marquette 28 October 1902 – 5 May 1992 My maternal grandmother, Alice Marquette, would have celebrated her birthday this week, so I chose to feature her tombstone today. She was born 28 October 2009 in Lithuania , a daughter of Francis Jankauskas and Marcijona Savickaite . Her birth name was Kazmiera […]

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Linda on October 20th, 2009

Mary Rebecca McCart Leavene was known as “Molly”. She was born 19 October 1860 in Chariton Chariton, Missouri near Bynumville., the third child of John McCart and Narcissa Brockman. She married Andrew Lee Leavene (Anders Gustaf Bly) 26 Jun 1880, in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri. Molly and her sister, Belle (my great-grandmother), married brothers and […]

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Linda on October 19th, 2009

Mary Rebecca McCart Leavene was known as “Molly”. She was born 19 October 1860 in Chariton Chariton, Missouri near Bynumville., the third child of John McCart and Narcissa Brockman. She is buried at Salem Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri.

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Linda on October 19th, 2009

One of our favorite fall activities is to visit the apple orchard where they make cider from the apples on our trees. The grands go along to see the cider-making operation, visit the goats, llamas, donkeys, and turkeys~and most importantly, select their candy apples and pumpkins. The gourd display in front of the shop is […]

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Linda on October 13th, 2009

A cousin sent me this photo to ask for help in identifying her, and I was unable to match her to any images I have. Does anyone know this lovely young girl from Missouri?

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Linda on October 12th, 2009

This is the tombstone of my paternal grandmother, Mabel Vogan Bly. The symbol on her stone  is the Motto of the Order of the Eastern Star–F.A.T.A.L. (with five-pointed star)– which stands for “Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely.” Mabel was not quite 35 years old when she died suddenly of pneumonia, leaving her husband and two […]

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Linda on October 11th, 2009

We had our first hard freeze last night—a bit early for us in southeastern Wisconsin, but not unheard of. Fortunately, the chrysanthemums and sedums can endure a bit of cold before they give up their colors for the year. So we are enjoying the last bits of floral color for 2009.

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