Heirloom Afghan

My Grandma, Florence Bostwick (1902-1996) crocheted and embroidered. Around 1975 she made an afghan for me. I remember watching her crocheting it sitting in a rocking chair in front of the television while watching her favorite shows. She cross stitched the daisies and leaves then stem stitched the bow and stems and added the fringe. … More Heirloom Afghan

The Kitchen

I was fortunate to visit an old house in Delhi, NY that belonged to my 5x great-grandparents Gideon Frisbee and Huldah Kidder. It is now a museum and cared for by the Delaware County Historical Association. You can view more photos of the house as I have previously written about Gideon Frisbee here. I also … More The Kitchen

Butter makers

As soon as I saw the word butter in the Sepia Saturday theme, I knew what I had to do. Let me explain. The photo below shows a portion of my father’s family taken in New London, WI, circa 1937. My dad is crouching on the left and we believe that the person on the … More Butter makers

Seashore Wreck

That was part of a headline on May 24, 1943. The previous evening, a train left Atlantic City, NJ at 9:oo pm and was due to arrive in New York city at 11:55 pm. The train was speeding around a sharp curve when it derailed in Camden County near the Delaware River Bridge (renamed the Benjamin … More Seashore Wreck