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CHAPMAN’S AND ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH – August 7, 2017

On Sunday, August 13th, my great aunt and I will be venturing down to St. Anthony's Church, in Detroit, to attend the 160th Anniversary Mass.  My aunt and I have attended several masses at St. Anthony's over the past few years, and each time I am in awe at just how beautiful the church is… Continue reading CHAPMAN’S AND ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH – August 7, 2017

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Chapman

Featured CHAPMAN of the week – July 19, 2017

  When I was young and I would implore my father and other Chapman family members about my great aunt's and uncles, one aunt in particular I was never given too much information about.  It was always a straight answer of, "she became a nun". That's it, end of conversation; no further elaboration on anyone's… Continue reading Featured CHAPMAN of the week – July 19, 2017

Birdwell, Kirby

Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 17, 2017

When I think about the late 1800's, knowing today's technology was non-existent, I cannot help but marvel at the amount of work that each person, each family member did EVERYDAY, especially those people who did not live in the cities. These men and women were merely taking care of themselves and their families, just as… Continue reading Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 17, 2017

Birdwell

Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 3, 2017

*photo from http://www.findagrave.com Tomorrow we will celebrate the 241st birthday of our great nation, because of this I chose a Birdwell who did his part during the American Revolution to help bring Independence from Great Britain.  Not to be confused with last week's featured Birdwell, this Benjamin Birdwell, son of Old George and Mary (Looney)… Continue reading Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 3, 2017

Patton

A spring evening in March, 1865 was the year.  Tensions are still running high, as the country tries to come to terms with the end of the Civil War. Three men have a score to settle, but never did they imagine a confrontation with an ax wielding girl, who’ll stop at nothing to protect her father. – CrumKin

"A cold a dreary day, 1865 was the year.  Tensions are still running high, as the country tries to come to terms with the end of the Civil War. Three men have a score to settle, but never did they imagine a confrontation with an ax wielding girl, who'll stop at nothing to protect her… Continue reading A spring evening in March, 1865 was the year.  Tensions are still running high, as the country tries to come to terms with the end of the Civil War. Three men have a score to settle, but never did they imagine a confrontation with an ax wielding girl, who’ll stop at nothing to protect her father. – CrumKin