Category Archive: Remembering Ancestors

Jan 25

Tuesday’s Tombstone: Willie and Seddie Gale

Smith Meeting House Cemetery Gilmanton, New Hampshire

This tombstone located within the Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmington, New Hampshire, tells us very little. It simply memorializes Willie and Seddie Gale children of E. and M.J. Gale. No dates were found on this gravestone. My 2nd great grandparents Eliphalet Gale and Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale had at least eight children. According to …

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Dec 28

FamilySearch Library Catalog


As many of you may know,, has had a facelift and I’m liking it! From the home page you have several options each of which will be determined by your reason for visiting the website. I admit that heretofore my principal reason for visiting was to use the “Library Catalog” (new look demonstrated herein), …

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Dec 18

If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

Most of the older generation frequently heard their elders say, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.” However, very few were very good about following the “rule” themselves. Nana Perkins was an exception! I don’t every recall her saying an unkind thing about anyone. When I became interested in learning about …

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Nov 15

New Automobile

Homer and Alice M. (Brown) Perkins

In April of 1930, my grandfather purchased a new Chevrolet Sedan. Grandmother (I’d recognize that handwriting anywhere) made a notation on the bill of sale that the car was delivered on April 22nd and on May 2nd the car was paid for with a check dated May 1st, 1930. The name Charles Huckins, proprietor jumped …

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Nov 11

Remembering Family Who Served Our Country

World War II Vets

A Time to remember two special men in my life who served our country during World War II: my late husband, Charles H. Geiger who served in the the U.S. Navy and my Dad, Oscar H. Woodward, Jr.,  who served in the U.S. Marines. I’m also thinking of other family members who served: my twin, …

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Nov 02

Grandmother Woodward

It is difficult to imagine the emotions of my grandmother, Sara (Waddell) Woodward, as she ventured from the home of her family in Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, to travel to Boston in search of employment. There were eleven siblings including six sisters. Grace, Maude, and Bessie, also traveled to Boston to work, but at …

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