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Bernadine Coles Gines, 1926-2015

The first African-American woman to become a certified public accountant in the state of New York has passed way in  Queens.  Bernadine Coles Gines, 88 years old, was a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia State  University, Mrs Gines graduated first in her class. Mrs Gines  went to New York City  in …Continue reading →

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Mom’s Birthday

This first week of July has seen an embarrassment of riches to write about; I almost couldn’t decide where to start.  But my mother’s birthday seems like an appropriate place to begin.   My mother turns 80 this year. Like my father, Mom was born into a poor family; however, unlike Dad, hers was an urban, not rural, poverty.   She was …Continue reading →

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My Permanent Record

“It’ll go on your permanent record!” We found out in the last post that that’s no idle threat, at least in New Mexico.  Last week I received a portion of my permanent record from the Albuquerque Public Schools.  I attended APS from second grade to tenth grade before my family moved to California. The portion of my record shown below …Continue reading →

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Shades – Earth Day/Birthday edition

  It was a dark and stormy night. In fact it had been a dark and stormy day. My name’s Craig and I work out of the 99th precinct. But tonight I was on a caper of my own. It was raining (did I mention it was a dark and stormy night?), So I pulled my trench coat around me …Continue reading →

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Billy the Kid, Smokey Bear, and Kit Carson . . .

What to do they have in common with Microsoft, atomic bombs, and Isabella of Castile? Coming this week at GeneaBlogie!  

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Comments:Issues Resolved!

But don’t overlook the captcha below the comment. I hated to have to do that, but it became necessary to fight the forces of evil!      

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“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

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God Bless . . .

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As the Man Said . . .

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Blog Caroling 2010

A few years ago, the footnoteMaven began the tradition of  “blog caroling.” It’s a key part of the geneablogosphere’s holiday season.  GeneaBlogie this year presents three blog “carols.” Light One Candle This Peter, Paul and Mary piece is a secular bit which has become popular for Chanuka and other festivals. Light one candle for the Maccabee children Give thanks that …Continue reading →

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