Category: Family History

Mary Etta’s Diary: Going to the Grange

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“…The diaries have a mild musty smell now and the penciled scrawling have begun to ware, but I sometimes enjoy opening the yellowed pages and reading what Nana (my great-grandmother) and her mother recorded on that day decades ago. Today I reflect on an entry by my great-great-grandmother, Mary Etta Stiles written on this day in 1940…”

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Nana’s Diary

  I spent much of my youth on my great-grandmother’s home. Nana llived on the family farm that had been in the Stiles family for generations. The 1977 picture of me on my pony, Snoppy has the same building as…

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