Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

There is a most interesting article in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, discussing the mineral water baths of Mineral Wells, Texas: Carol Elder is bringing back something that’s been missing from this North Texas city for more than 40 years — mineral baths. In a sparsely furnished 8-foot-by-11-foot room, customers of the Famous Water Co. can …

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“Did Butch Cassidy, the notorious Old West outlaw who most historians believe perished in a 1908 shootout in Bolivia, actually survive that battle and live to old age, peacefully and anonymously, in Washington state? And did he pen an autobiography detailing his exploits while cleverly casting the book as biography under another name?” An interesting …

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a really interesting article about some recent additions to Greenwood Cemetery’s mausoleum: The eight life-size statues of the Founding Fathers in Independence Chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park were hand-carved in Italy from Carrara marble and stand on ornate pedestals. Quite a few of my ancestors are buried at Greenwood Cemetery. …

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It’s official…and IT’S A BOY! My daughter had a sonogram today and there he was, Justin, Jr, floating around in there, doing his “baby” thing! “I’m so excited, And I just can’t hide it. I’m about lose control And I think I like it!” :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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The National Portrait Gallery blog has a very interesting post about the Bache Silhouette Book: In the 1920s, Alice Van Leer Carrick, the pioneering authority on American silhouettes, came upon an album kept by William Bache (1771–1845) as a record of his work and expressed her delight in “turning the pages of this century-old treasure-trove …

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