Category Archives: Personal History

Remembering Grandparents Day 2015: Clarence Leroy Webster (1882-1969)

National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The creation of this recognition day was a labor of love for Mrs. Marian Lucille (Herndon) McQuade of West Virginia. In the past I’ve focused on my … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Mother on Mothers Day 2015

Mary was born into a large Irish family in Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest girl, and next to the youngest child of thirteen.  She had polio as a youngster, but felt lucky rather than upset.  She said that though she … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Mothers Day: Focus on Mary Manning Webster (1919-2007)

I have written only stories that included small tidbits about my Mom, and so a more lengthy one is greatly overdue. Mary Manning was born in Manchester, New Hampshire into a mostly-Irish family.  She adopted the middle name of Theresa … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s 4th of July: Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it

“Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it.” — one of the toasts offered by the Provincial Congress to his Excellency General Washington, and his suite, the General and Staff Officers, and the Commanding Officer, of different regiments in … Continue reading

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Celebrating both National Pet Week and Genealogy

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National Pet Week is celebrated from May 5-11, 2013.  During our lifetimes pets are our beloved companions, and should be included in our family tree gallery. Here are a sampling of pets from my family.

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