Today we went into Washington DC to watch a relative finish the Nike Women's Half Marathon. The crowds were huge, the 15,000 runners, friends and relatives filling the streets along Pennsylvania Avenue. On the way back to the metro the colour of the red brick Smithsonian Castle contrasted nicely with the darkening skies so I took a few pictures.
Early in the week we joined the schooner 'Woodwind' on her inaugural race/cruise of the year, against her identical sister the 'Woodwind II'. The owners of these two magnificent 72 ft sail boats run public cruises during which they race each other. It was a great opportunity to participate in one of the regions oldest past times of sailing on the Chesapeake.
Submitted by paul on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 22:41
The old market town of Midhurst in Sussex England represents an anchor point in our family history. It is a where my parents grew up and a place that many Muller's and the Ricketts' laid roots for much of the 20th Century.
Submitted by paul on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 20:59
We know where Orrin Burright and his brother Ashbell [Asabel] were in 1842 because according to The History of Van Wert County , they were members of the Indicting Jury in the first murder trial in the county. I discovered this little snippet of our family history whilst searching the Historical Books section of the LDS Family Search website.
Submitted by paul on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 20:58
According to the UK Birth, Marriages and Deaths register Charles Shreeve was born in the early part of 1841, in Flegg, Norfolk, England. He was the fifth child of John Shreeve and Happy Harvey.