Monthly Archives: November 2015

Medical horrors from the past

You think the drugs advertised on TV, the ones with the possible side effects of blindness, cancer or death, are bad? Read the articles and ads for medical cures in a newspaper from the late nineteenth century and you’ll be … Continue reading

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Surprises from the past

I always thought researching one’s ancestors was a job for old people.  I’m researching mine now and I’m old, so I guess I was right. Years ago, my mother gave me a short family history prepared by a relative of … Continue reading

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A way to mark past memories

I probably have three thousand travel photos, maybe more. I look at them once a year. Maybe twice. Don’t get me wrong.  I love my photos and the memories they conjure.  But I rarely devote any time to them, not … Continue reading

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