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From Glastonbury again October 26, 2016

Filed under: Genealogy,Glastonbury Conn — Janet @ 7:47 pm

Here I am back in New England again after less than a month  not for a high school reunion but for a sort of family reunion with  2 out of our 3 sons and their wives and children.  Glorious sunny days here and lots of laughter and fun.  A trip to L L Bean of course and Barnes and Noble and the local yarn store.  And an afternoon at a Corn Maize.  Good food and drink.  I managed to get to the Glastonbury Historical Society Museum and searched superficially for any familiar names.  I know from  my genealogy research that my ancestors were among the early settlers all along the Connecticut River Valley.  Research continues.

Young-Scheveningen-Woman-KnittingloomandwheelCemetery for those who died at Gurs By Jean Michel Etchecolonea (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsFirst Day of School 2014    London Grandchildren



Filed under: Books,Comanche Indians — Janet @ 7:31 pm

Colonial Paul Wentworth House      This colonial woman is either knitting or sewing at the Wentworth House in Portsmouth New Hampshire.

I am knitting and reading a book about the Comanche Indians in the western part of the United States.  The particular emphasis is on Texas.  Empire of the Summer Moon is the title of the book.  First published in 2010.  And an endorsement of being a New York Times Best Seller.  I must say it is quite compelling reading.


Falling Leaves

Filed under: Books,Burial Grounds,Connecticut,Halloween,Late autumn,Seasons — Janet @ 6:01 pm


not exactly the picture I wanted but it will have to do to convey the feeling of late autumn here in Glastonbury Connecticut.  A lovely late Fall day, clear and cold.  A slight breeze and more leaves come down.

But I have a cold and am staying inside just reading a book and knitting.  Cozy.