Massive Building Project March 17, 2017
A most interesting read – To the Edge of the World, the story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World’s Greatest Railroad by Christian Wolmar
Laces of Ipswich January 4, 2017
A great find – this book, The Laces of Ipswich, The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry by Marta Cotterell Raffel is perfect for combining my interests in history, genealogy, and economics. I am only marginally interested in lace making in that it relates to weaving…..but this is a thoroughly researched picture of an industry in early New England and just maybe some of my ancestors!
The Laces of Ipswich
Whipple House, Ipswich Massachusetts – some of the work highlighted in this book are displayed in Whipple House.
Reading Choices January 2, 2017
I’m forever working through my pile of unread books. The pile of unreads grows faster than the pile of reads. Makes me think of the Walt Disney film Fantasia back in the 1940’s. One of the first films I ever saw – probably in the University Theater in Harvard Square. The water kept coming despite Mickey Mouse frantically trying to keep ahead of the deluge.
Here’s a book for the New Year 2017. Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch. An interesting fictional take on Seattle’s history since the World’s Fair in 1962. I found this book 2nd hand at Eagle Harbor Books over on Bainbridge Island. It had lurked near the bottom of my unreads pile for about a year.
The Family Tree November 12, 2016
A steady increase in the number of ancestors identified for my family tree. The total now is 4,159. Each person has a story to uncover. That’s a lot of research!
Now to read yet another book related to this research. This time it’s a novel which I spotted in a charity shop in La Conner. A novel about Benedict Arnold.