John Williamson wasn't the type to wait around and hope. On a cold winter night in 1870, he took action and helped, and he paid with his life. And had it not been for a single spelling alteration, I might never have found him at all.
Did my Gram really pose for a photo with Hollywood legend Mary Pickford? I just had to find out...but I never expected Gram to show up in the middle of the 2020 COVID lockdown.
As dad test drove my '93 del Sol on that cold December morning, he said that really, you needed a good straightaway to see what a car could actually do. What?!? Who was this dude? And what had he done with my dad?
Morris Bigelow Rowe's life story was common knowledge to hundreds of his descendants, wasn't it? Maybe it was...or maybe not!
He risked everything for his one true love. Would his gamble pay off, or would it lead to heartbreak?
Faced with tough choices as the Civil War raged just outside his front door, Everett Baugh persevered...and he stayed. But why? Why, indeed.
I've had a bit of extra time on my hands, thanks to my immunocompromised status and a certain pandemic that just won't end. It has been frustrating, and sad, and boring, but the silver lining is always there. This time, it appeared as a rabbit hole that led straight to where the Lilly family landed in Pennsylvania.