In this week's Roundup: A promising new resource for researching and remembering people who were enslaved, plus an oldie but goodie memory of the late, great Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine.
He would wake us on Saturday mornings whistling reveille. This was usually accompanied by a glass of OJ and quick, vigorous back rubs to “get the blood pumping.” It was time to do chores and you weren’t going out to play before the house was spotless because this officer-father liked precision, control, and cleanliness. The army had been a good choice for him.
In this week's Roundup: The story of a man who volunteers his time to honor the dead and another about seeking to right a historic wrong and restore discarded headstones.
In this week's Roundup: A charming story about a handshake deal, an 80-year-old beekeeper, and his honeybees, who are hard at work in a slice of woods on the Niagara Frontier; Joe Biden's Irish roots, a statue honoring the patron saint of immigrants, and much, much more.
In this week's Roundup: A Seattle-area couple reminisce about the 71 years of their marriage, economics, and quality; Eva Independence: born on the 4th of July; Genealogy masks of the day #40-44, and more.
In this week's Roundup: Genealogy masks of the day #35-#39 and, should you be intrigued to see an example of rather deadpan, old-fashioned journalistic impartiality in action, check out an old newspaper clipping about not-your-average-wedding!