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Five Fascinating Facts about J. M. Barrie May 11, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 7:15 pm

Interesting Literature

Interesting facts about a much-loved writer

1. He was the first writer to kill off Sherlock Holmes. Before Conan Doyle ‘killed off’ Sherlock Holmes in ‘The Final Problem’ (1893), his friend (and fellow Scotsman) J. M. Barrie published a spoof tale in which the famous detective meets his demise. So, the author of Peter Pan was the first writer to kill off Sherlock Holmes.

Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. – J. M. Barrie

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Embroidery In World War I

Filed under: Embroidery,World War I — Janet @ 2:37 pm

embroiderywwI   2011.0086_Blog2


A Surprise In My Genealogy

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Jacobus Schellinger — Janet @ 2:54 am

I thought that all my ancestors were from the British Isles and that they came to New England initially in the 1600’s.  Now I have discovered an ancestor from the Netherlands – one Jacobus Schellinger and his descendants settled on Long Island.

Jacobus Schellinger  drawing of Jacobus Schellinger by his brother Willem, c. 1657