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It’s not about Lucy …

She exists now only in my imagination. 
Lucy could be a mental compilation of the pioneer women of my heritage.

Katy Caldwell Windsor (1897-2000) who homesteaded with her young husband in the desert country of  New Mexico and Arizona;
Sylvia Rogers Caldwell (1899-1998) who was born in Indian Territory and married a cowboy-turned-wildcatter;
Elizabeth James Caldwell (1799-1873) who braved the Civil War alone on her farm in the north Georgia mountains;
Elen Fox Fagan (1826-1903) who carried on as a South Texas stockraiser after being widowed at a young age; 
and Lucy Fagan DuBois  (1874-1931) who ranched with her daughters on the Old San Antonio River Road in South Texas.

“Lucy” is about courage, perseverance, diversity and character.

The Kalmar Nyckel (a ship)
A Tall Ship of Delaware. This is a replica of the Swedish ship which brought the first permanent European settlers
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Finally: Swedes!
Olof Persson Stillé was born in 1610 on this lovely estate where his father had a position of some importance.
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Sweeping Fun
All through the Christmas season,  I saw advertisements for the most phenomenal and outrageous toys for kids. Many of them
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Kitty Feet in the Sand
Dry bed just south of the Rio Puerco.  North of Abiquiu, New Mexico. Apache country.  The bumpy little dirt road
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Christmas Inside Out
Growing up in Texas, the Christmas holidays were a grand adventure, as I remember. The Christmas tree always went up
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Tidbits Unearthed
It’s always so interesting to open up Ancestry.com on a Sunday morning and find some new record hint attached to
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A cup of coffee
I think I have a new friend. Our paths crossed as a result of a mutual client, and we elected
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May and Edward VIII
It’s a mouthful and definitely a fascinating story — or two, or three. Let’s begin with a forgotten seamstress in London
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Deep Thoughts
A friend (not a pal, but a friend) recently related to me that his men’s group had been discussing what
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