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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Like Loretta Lynn, she was a coal miner’s daughter. Flossie Irene was born the fourth daughter of Edward E. Dow and Viola Bell Bennett on 7 September 1891 in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio.  Flossie and her family moved from Ohio … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare and My Grandfather

What do my grandfather and William Shakespeare have in common?  You might think that a strange question, but it is a legitimate one. They both died on their birthdays. The 19th of June was also Father’s Day in 1938. There … Continue reading

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Valentine Birthday

Valentine’s Day is associated with love and sentimentality, sometimes to the extreme. But my maternal grandmother’s birthday was Valentine’s Day, and she was dearly loved by those who knew her. Rubanner Fletcher was affectionately called Banner by her siblings. I’ve … Continue reading

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