Our Native American Heritage–A Follow On


 My post  just a few days ago focused on our native american heritage and the tribes who resided along the borders of the Chesapeake Bay. In my April 24, 2014 and December 3, 2012 posts we looked at our paternal Pocahontas ancestry--First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, and our lineage to Pocahontas through the ancient aristocratic Bolling … Continue reading Our Native American Heritage–A Follow On

The Chesapeake Bay and Our Native American Heritage


This post focuses on our Native American heritage who resided along the borders of the Chesapeake Bay.  Digressing just a little into my lineage, my paternal Bolling ancestors were among the first in Jamestown and my maternal Lathrop ancestors the first in New England.  My ninth great-grandfather, Colonel Robert Bolling married Pocahontas' granddaughter, Jane Poythress … Continue reading The Chesapeake Bay and Our Native American Heritage

Help Save Portrait of Bolling Family Founder


Portrait of Robert Bolling (1646-1709), Oil on Canvas Photo Courtesy of Muscarelle Museum of Art - Williamsburg, VA This portrait depicts Colonel Robert Bolling, founder of the Bolling family, one of the "First Families of Virginia", where he became a wealthy landowner and an active participant in the political affairs of the colony. He arrived … Continue reading Help Save Portrait of Bolling Family Founder

Happy 75th Anniversary to The Wizard of Oz Movie


Girls Day Out We had a girls' day out on Saturday, August 11--my granddaughter, daughter and me (+1 grandson), to celebrate my millennial grand daughter's 14th birthday.  While having lunch, I asked them to name a film or films that they had watched three times or more.  Naturally, the Wizard of Oz and its amazing … Continue reading Happy 75th Anniversary to The Wizard of Oz Movie

The Robin Williams – A Fellow Baby Boomer


Like so many others my emotions flew from disbelief to sadness, to a true sense of personal loss--almost as though he were a greatly loved family member.  We were fellow baby boomers who experienced some of the most incredible and incredulous moments in life on this planet.  No disrespect intended, Robin had been a part of … Continue reading The Robin Williams – A Fellow Baby Boomer

100th Anniversary–Opening of the Panama Canal–August 15, 1914


If You Build It--Apparently, They Do Come! When the 48-mile long Panama Canal was finally finished in 1914 it was described as the "eighth wonder of the world" and observers said it would have an impact akin to "shifting the nations on a map". August 15, 2014, marked the 100-year-anniversary o the Panama Canal opening.  And, … Continue reading 100th Anniversary–Opening of the Panama Canal–August 15, 1914