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The Marquis and Me

2016: the year I met the real Marquis de Lafayette, “America’s Favorite Fightin’ Frenchman”! The first image I had of him came from my favorite book in childhood, Louisa May Alcott’s An Old-Fashioned Girl. The grandmother in the story reminisces … Continue reading

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The Sisters

“Sisters are a shield against life’s cruel adversity.” –Nancy Mitford “But sisters ARE life’s cruel adversity!” –Jessica Mitford Imagine there were six Hilton sisters, instead of just two, and the Hilton family were English Peers, cousins to the Churchills. Now … Continue reading

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Treasure Trove

Although I didn’t learn knitting from any of my grandmas who did fiberwork, I do come by it honestly, and on my visit to the family homestead in April, Mom let me pick out some samples of my great-grandma Delphia’s … Continue reading

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