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Election Day romance

Before the commercialization of Christmas took hold, before the Easter bunny was born, and before Thanksgiving became a pig-out, Election Day was America’s big, festive holiday. Amid the Election Day celebration of 1899, my great-grandparents’ courtship began. The history of … Continue reading

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Grandmother Dickerman, the third of five Eunices

It’s the first photograph in the album my mother made for me 30 years ago. All this time, I’ve thought she was someone else. The picture of the elderly woman is glued onto stiff cardboard, with the name and address … Continue reading

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