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Halloween Census Whacking

With the crisis of my father’s recent illness and the minor drama of my own, I feel like I’ve been way out of touch the last two weeks.  It’s time get back into the flow of things.   I thought  little census whacking for Halloween would ease my way back into writing.  So I went hunting for Vampires, Zombies, Ghosts, …Continue reading →

A Unique Story of Ancestors: Spirit of a Choctaw Freedwoman

Our Genealogywise friend, Angela Walton-Raji, has produced and narrated a video entitled Spirit of a Choctaw Freedwoman, which tells a very unique story.  The story is that of her great-grandmother, Sallie Walton, who was among a great number of African-Americans enslaved by American Indians.  This is an important and poignant story, well produced.  If you want to understand a difficult …Continue reading →

The Rest of Paul Harvey’s Story–Part 1

Even as he represented a kind of normalcy and stability, broadcasting legend Paul Harvey’s personal story was unusual.  Murder, the Ku Klux Klan, perhaps a secret marriage, a grand jury probing the possible theft of  atomic secrets–all of these things are part of the rest of Paul Harvey’s story. Paul Harvey Aurandt was born on September 4, 1918, in Tulsa, …Continue reading →

Obituary: Patricia Ellen Morrison

Patricia Ellen Morrison (nee Martin), born June 19, 1962, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2007. She was a member of the Kaw and Osage Nations. Patty was a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor Law School. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She practiced law with The Williams Companies Legal Department from 1990 to 2002. She was appointed …Continue reading →

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