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.
Sometimes, a little bit of doubt - all wrapped up in a pack of lies - can lead straight to an amazing discovery.
Why were my ancestors named after the first Melcena? Was she famous, or maybe infamous? Did she live a life of adventure and intrigue? Well...not quite.