My Great Great Grandfather Gilman Bryant was born in 1784 in Peacham Vermont. At some point he migrated to Ohio and in 1809 he married Elizabeth Thrift in Mt. Vernon Ohio. Elizabeth had been born in Plaistow New Hampshire. They had 7 children who reached adulthood. Gilman Bryant died in Mt. Vernon Ohio and his wife Elizabeth died in Dresden County Muskingam Ohio.
Day: December 6, 2021
Profiles of my Ancestors – 4 – My Great Great Grandfather Henry W. Warner
Henry W. Warner is another ancestor who lived and died in Crown Point New York. His dates are 1815-1859. In 1839 he married Harriet Anna Wilmarth, 1821-1897. She was born in Vergennes Addison County Vermont, and also died there in 1897. They had 4 children, 3 girls and a boy. The oldest child, Lucy, was my Great Grandmother.
Profiles of my Ancestors – 3 – My Great Great Grandfather James Murdock
James Murdock was born in Crown Point New York in 1810. He lived there all his life and died in 1898. He married Elizabeth Kellogg Trimble in 1831. They had numerous children, 7 of whom lived to adulthood. Elizabeth was born In the same year as James. She outlived him by one year. They had long lives, spanning almost the entire century.
What a wonderful concert we had yesterday. An hour of special music to celebrate Hannaka. It was a clarinet and an accordion. A few years I played in a Klezmer band as part of the program at Folk Life – a weekend celebration here in Seattle. That band had 8 or 9 players. I participated along with Maren who was our church choir director. This marked my one and only appearance on stage. And in hindsight it was a lot of fun.
Friday Favorites: Glittersweet Bags
This is an old post – the bags are great
A friend of mine is a very talented bag designer. When I originally heard that Laura made bags using glitter vinyl, I have to admit that all I heard was “vinyl” and was very sceptical about these bags looking any good. I am very pleased to say that I was so wrong! On seeing her bags I immediately fell in love with the orange glitter vinyl and ordered the bag you see in the photo above.
A few months later Laura and I spoke about designing a bag for me with a penguin on the front. We settled on the penguin image I use on the back of greeting cards that I make. Laura mocked-up the image for me and then encouraged me to try the new design of bag she was experimenting with, the zipper and single ribbon strap as opposed to the snap button and double handles design…
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