Monthly Archives: July 2015

Little Monster Girl

When I should be writing, of my favorite procrastination techniques is to read Little Monster Girl, a delightfully surreal and definitely not-safe-for-work web comic by Jennifer Paetsch. I enjoy it enough that when Miss Paetsch requested donations, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Barker Reunion

Tomorrow afternoon the descendants of Ray Herman Barker and Ruth Elizabeth Lloyd Barker will gather for a family reunion. I missed the last one so this will be my chance to catch up with the cousins I’ve known all my … Continue reading

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Thorntown Heritage Museum

Whenever I visit this part of Indiana where my Barker ancestors arrived after the Civil War, I’m always struck by how I don’t have to repeat my name and it’s never misheard as Baker. The Barker name, while not as … Continue reading

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Cornfields and Cemeteries

I have been enjoying wonderful weather in Indiana these past two days with mostly sunny skies, temperatures in the eighties (Fahrenheit) and the occasional terrifying thunderstorm. The best part is that I can watch the storm draping the cornfields in … Continue reading

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Spicewood

One of the many reasons I’m proud to be descended from Quakers and still consider myself one, even though I don’t believe in their god, is our meticulous record keeping. Every congregation holds a monthly meeting where, in addition to … Continue reading

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Back home again in Indiana

After an uneventful 500 mile drive, stopping only for Long John Silver’s and White Castle, I’m back in Indiana for a week of genealogical research. I’m spending the night in Richmond, just over the border from my home state of … Continue reading

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