August 2nd, 2006


Possible Underground Railroad Families Discovered?

In October 1929, my great uncle Julius Walter Long, who was known as “Walter,” married a woman named Laura Crosby. She had a 14 year old daughter named Violet. The following year, Walter’s brother, Rafael Matthew Long, who was 13 years younger than Walter, married Violet Crosby. Rafe was 20 years old at the time. The strange marital relations, however, …Continue reading →

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August Again

Yes, it’s August again! Unlike the past four years in Northern Virginia, we’re actually looking forward to August in Northern California. We’ve just made it through one of the hottest Julys on record in Northern California, and August promises to be relatively cool. Now that we’re more than halfway through the year, it’s worthwhile to look back at our goals …Continue reading →

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