Category Archives: Yester Years

A Christmas in the Northland (Sweden)

From the tome, Sweden and the Swedes By William Widgery Thomas 1891 (pages 197-210) CHAPTER XV. CHRISTMAS IN THE NORTHLAND. LL Sweden gives itself up to the enjoyment of Yule, tide. First comes Christmas eve, next Christmas itself, then second-day … Continue reading

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Ancestors at the First Thanksgiving

In early autumn of 1621, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their successful harvest, as was the English custom. During this time, “many of the Indians coming… amongst the rest their great king Massasoit, with some ninety men.” Wouldn’t it have … Continue reading

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100 years ago today

Today is the 100 yr anniversary of the death of Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine author of “The Country of Pointed Firs”, http://tiny.cc/oj37Wsary. Sarah was a famous 19th century author, and a cousin in our family tree.

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