A Portfolio of Paintings by Lauren Ford 0 comments Posted by Kristine at 8/22/2010 07:37:00 PM Madonna and Child From the cover of Life magazine, December 25, 1944 - this was the only color cover of Life during World War II. Adoration Lauren Ford transplants the scene of the Nativity to a barn in Connecticut much … Continue reading Simeon Ford and Daughter, Lauren
I dedicate this post to Chesapeake Church's Executive Pastor Ann Edwards. I wish I could credit meditation and deep contemplation for it. But in fact, it was this weekend's very poignant message "Isn't It Time I Stop Wasting My Life," delivered by Ann Edwards at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown, Maryland, that inspired me to spread the … Continue reading “So Much Wasted Time”
A Harsh Reality This week our church family was once again struck by a harsh reality--that we live, we love, and then we must let go. That is, we should never take life, family, friends or God for granted. We always should live our lives as though today might be our last. Love God, Love … Continue reading “We Live, We Love, We Let Go!”
Mass Moments is a project of Mass Humanities, whose mission is to support programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth. Mass Humanities receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private sources. This project … Continue reading “Jury Finds Mary Bliss Parsons Not Guilty of Witchcraft”
It's Friday night and many from our church met in the auditorium for yet another FREE MOVIE NIGHT! Tonight we going to get to see the much-awaited viewing of the new compelling and perhaps controversial documentary movie Is Genesis History?. The film's title is a double entendre, or play on words. In my initial reading … Continue reading “Is Genesis History?”
Thirty-seven or so years into researching my family's history, I still remain committed to it. Some days my findings seem to be the same old stuff and on others, I am literally knocked out of my seat by them--like today! I am reviewing hints about family members that I haven't spent much time with and I stumble … Continue reading Alarming Witch Hunt – Another Ancestor Accused –
Background Just 30 years ago in 1987, the United States Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. This action came eights years after Molly Murphy MacGregor, a member of The National Women's History Project, was invited to participate in The Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, which was chaired by … Continue reading Observing Women’s History Month and Honoring One of America’s First Women Immigrants
I'm branching out this morning--taking that little fork in the road if you will. This post still shares with you my feelings about my love of God, church, family, special moments, memories, and family histories. However, in it, I also reveal my love for good music, a good book or a good movie; and, how I spend … Continue reading A Sunday Morning Visit With Me and “Mr. Church”
Yes, this post may be a game changer--where I dare to speak of religion, politics, and money--Growing up it was drilled into me to never talk about these topics in public and open conversation. But why? Was this always an American position, or when did this begin? From the history of my 15th-century ancestors primarily from England, France, … Continue reading Witnesses to Great Commotions Over Religion, Politics, and Money
Just a short 3-1/2 years ago (November 15, 2012) I wrote my first post Hello World! to this blog site. In it, I alleged my family may have an ancestor who was accused of being a witch in Massachusetts. (Note that most women, and men, who were accused of witchcraft in the 15th-19th Centuries were feared … Continue reading Witches and Witchcraft Revisited–Another Brick Wall Downed!
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that it's become so much more than the stories and histories of my family. It truly is about Our "unbounded" Heritage. Meaning, that these posts cover a vast array of enlightening, informative, and unbridled themes and content intended to help us better define who, … Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On–It’s More Than a T-Shirt Logo
In the past, many of my blog posts have focused on my ancient British relatives and their descendents from the Boling/Bolling/Bowling, Chambers, and Taylor branches on my paternal side, to the Lathrop/Lowthropp and Ford families on my maternal side. Geographically, all of these families resided primarily on the east coast in the earliest colonies--from North Carolina … Continue reading Missionary on Horseback–Key Builder of a Nation
In under 4 minutes, the story of Easter from History.com
We are so blessed that our 13-year-old granddaughter is an avid reader and also enjoys writing her own stories. So, when she came to me a couple of weeks ago to say she had a social studies project and wanted to focus on proactive women from our past I just jumped with joy. It just … Continue reading Getting to Know My Cousin – 5 Generations Later
How well do you think you know your family's history? More importantly to me, I'd like to confirm that there is practical value in my documenting and sharing my family’s story. I sure hope so, because this blog site, as my legacy to future generations of my family, is intended to provide accurate reflections … Continue reading How Well Does Your Family Know It’s History?
Origin of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games began in ancient Greece about 3,000 years ago. From the 8th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., the Games were held every four years in Olympia, in Southern Greece's western peninsula, Peloponnese. The Games honored the Greek God Zeus, who was the god of the sky and ruler of … Continue reading ISO Family Athletes and Olympians
From my May 26, 2013, blog post, Busted "Brick Wall" Reveals More "Chambers" "…So again yesterday morning, I decided to start over once more with basic research techniques for the elusive Chambers within our family's ancestors. Among my review of earlier research and findings of Frank Maynard Chambers, through my contacts with the Las Vegas Bunker … Continue reading What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?
Honoring, laughing with and apologizing... I am honoring, laughing with, and apologizing to our three children who may relate all too well to my reblog of the 20 Signs You Grew Up in Catholic School, below. I read this post on the heels of my daughter and I attended a Catholic funeral a couple of … Continue reading 20 Signs You Went to Catholic School
It’s been nearly two months since I have posted anything new on my blog site. No, I haven’t had writer’s block, genealogical brick walls that I couldn’t break down, or outside enjoying the snow and extreme winter temps. To the contrary, I believe I just became overwhelmed by the volume of my every day and … Continue reading Sharing Two Months of Moments…
Since its founding in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has been helping its members to research, record, and tell their own unique family stories. The following story was published in the American Ancestor Magazine in April 1986 and lends yet another perspective into my southern ancestry. I have added some sketches, pictures, maps, … Continue reading More Perspectives Into Our Southern Ancestry