The Letter

How often does fate intercede to bring us together or keep us apart? There seems to be divine timing involved in so many things, but most especially love.  In the 1880s, my great grandmother Elisabeth Baxter and her beau were separated by the Atlantic for nearly 5 years. He was a young stone mason, who…

Grandmothers

  Here are our beloved maternal grandmothers.  Laura’s grandma lived in the apartment below her parents in Forest Hills Queens and lavished her with the love and attention she felt she was missing at home. Laura wrote: ‘I took after my grandmother and liked art. She bought me my first camera a Minolta SLR101 that…

Warrior Woman

Laura- My girl Lucie, she sure is somethin’. She is like a warrior fighting for me to get healthy. Lucie is a Scotswoman in every way. In the olden days the Romans were so frightened by the Scots that they built Hadrian’s Wall to keep them out. The women were allegedly fiercer fighters than the…