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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 12

This is the final part of my mother’s memoir that she wrote to our daughter years ago.  To read the entire story, in parts, type the title Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches into the search line on my blog page. … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 11

This is a continuing story that my mother wrote for our daughter when she was little.  The last episode ended with the beginnings of World War I. To see that post go to: rag-dolls-and-purple-coaches-a-memoir-part-10 To continue, keep reading here. “That … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 10

This is a continuing story that my mother wrote to our daughter when she was little.  For the previous entry, look here: Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 9 “Cows are rather dumb creatures.  I mean stupid, of … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 9

Continuing my mother’s memoir written to my daughter when she was little . . . for the previous episode, click here: rag-dolls-and-purple-coaches-a-memoir-part-8/ “We made a lot of our Christmas gifts.  We always made and gave each

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The Farm by Margaret Havron

While looking through some old things, I found a poem my mother had written for me years ago.  It’s in an envelope with my name on it. I think it was a Christmas present.  Here it is, word for word.   

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 8

Continuing my mother’s memoir of growing up in upstate New York. “I have told you about making the maple sugar in the springtime.  Later there were big gardens to be planted.  We children always had small gardens all our own.

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 7

I am continuing my mother’s story of her years growing up.  She was born in 1908.  To read earlier parts of her story, just type “rag dolls” in the search box up at the right, and a series of older … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 6

This continues yesterday’s writings by my mother and her tales of growing up.  To see other parts of the series link to Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 4. My sister Kathryn got married and lived at Friend’s Lake. … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 5

(a continuing story by my mother about growing up.  see Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 4 ) *****When it began to be spring we made maple sugar and syrup.  Then we always had Jack-wax.  That was good!  You … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls and Purple Coaches: A Memoir part 4

“The next year the teacher put me in second grade with Dennis. The teacher’s name was Miss Annie Meade.  She was a very old lady who had come over from Ireland years ago.  I liked her very much . . … Continue reading

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