The good old days are not always good


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I’ve spent most of today browsing through American Civil War records stored at the National Archives. Earlier, I had discovered my second great-grandfather Jonas and his brother Frank (Benjamin Franklin) Nichols signed up for the Civil War draft the same … Continue reading



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So I’m watching The Bletchley Circle on PBS last night and Susan, the lead character says, when you are stymied by the pattern or code, you back up to the point in the process where the code or pattern is … Continue reading