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Nantucket Windmill June 17, 2017
Vintage photo from Nantucket – taken in the 1940’s by JM (that’s me)
Working on my genealogy this morning I found a reference remotely connecting an ancestor to Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. And this novel of course makes me think of that magical island of Nantucket. One of the daughters of Isaac Morrill, my 9th Great Grandfather, married a Folger and Mary Morrill Folger is mentioned in the novel.
Another Coat of Arms – I am struck by the simple artistry of this one. Elegant.
Eppes Crest June 15, 2017
How’s this for a family crest? Daniel Eppes was my 9th Great Grandfather, 1598-1630
As regular readers of this blog probably know, I love my cat Katerina dearly. But does she love me? She is definitely not a lap cat. This is a characteristic that I find disconcerting. Every other cat I have ever known has been a lap cat. It’s nice.
For example, here’s a vintage family photo and the family cat has chosen my mother. (The family dog had to be in the photo also.)
My cat (and dog) 1950
Me imprisoned 1938
Very proud of my brother 1943
family gathering 1944 starting from the left -my mother and me, my grandfather, my grandfather’s sister “Auntie”, my mother’s older sister Libbie and her 2 daughters Kitty and Betsy, my mother’s younger sister Alice and 2 of her sons Bill and Bobby