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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Trico – A Facebook Cat May 28, 2016

Filed under: Cats,Katerina,Trico cat — Janet @ 6:50 pm

tricot catI just love the rich colors (and the cat named Trico) in this photo which I found on Facebook.  Trico looks very similar to my cat Katerina.

IMG_9911 Katerina high above the kitchen floor



Am I Related?

Filed under: Ancestors,Grave Markers,James Monroe Willis — Janet @ 5:01 pm

Is this sea captain in my ancestry?  Willis is my middle name.

Capt  James Monroe Willis, 1825-1909, New Bedford Massachusetts

Gravestone Capt James Munroe Willis


Genealogical Records

This is a sample of the types of records I’m finding as I explore my genealogy.  Some of my ancestors first settled in Dorchester (virtually part of Boston) Massachusetts.  And they subsequently moved to Windsor near Hartford Connecticut.  Putting names and dates to the figures involved in this historic movement of individuals and families is exciting.  I am descended from these people.

History of Dorchester


Forefathers Burial Ground

Filed under: Ancestors,Burial Grounds,Genealogy,Grave Markers — Janet @ 12:29 am


Gravestones Lt Jonathan Minot & wife

Gravestones of my 6X Great Grandparents – Lt Jonathan Minot and his wife Elizabeth Stratton in the Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford Massachusetts