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Linens and Laurel
Riverside, CA
New Yorker, writing from SoCal about home arts and family history.
Interests: I live in So-Cal and sell vintage items and supplies.Follow our blog to see what is happening in the 1935 bungalow renovation.
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Stephen Wilbur connected with numerous people in his lifetime, but it was "Little Emily Barber" that started my journey. The Barber name led me on a twenty year search to find out how we were related. Initially, I thought she would be a book herself; however, she is actually more of a short story. Here's where her story, and Stephen Wilbur's began, from an undated article on Joyce M. Tice Tri-Counties Newspapers' website: MEEKERK/WILBUR – MARRIAGE The wedding of Miss Leoria C. Wilbur and Albert Meeker took place last evening a 8 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Ancestry
I have been very lax in my writing since I started helping a friend with an eBay site. This morning I am up too early. It's a good time to get back to good habits. The historic house I visited... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Father of Josiah C Barber who is husband of Carrie Tripp Barber who is sister of Lovina Tripp Wilbur who is grandmother of Leoria Carolyn Barber. Had farm in Rynex Corners, Schenectady, New York in 1870. There are today, two farms for sale in that area built before 1870. 1815 and 1820. Not saying they are his, but could be! Do not know if or how we are blood related to Evans. Probably, but have not yet found the connection. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Ancestry
Not at the Tripp home on June 1, 1875. Marriage year given as 1875, must have been prior to that date. Two years after death of first wife, Stephen marries Lovina. Was he teaching or working in Owego? Was this during his term as commissioner? If not, why was he in Owego, and where would they have met? She was a seamstress in a shop where her father was a watchmaker. Did Stephen visit that shop? Or Church? Census shows her as mother of 2 children, one of whom is living. Dottie for sure was their child. Where is Dottie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Ancestry
The rose bed at our home has been neglected by us for months, and who knows how many previous years it met the same fate. There are far more neighborhood walkers that pass by daily than students on their way... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Early morning convo today, Riverside, CA to Dallas, TX: Me: so should I cut my hair off Dallas: Should do your hair shoulder length Me: That is where it is now, on shoulders, stringy brown, disgusting 'cuz I colored it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Beverly, I even had a pink post this weekend, but missed the timing! Have been keeping your mother and you in prayer since you posted.
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I believe we had a frost the past two nights in Riverside! Is that possible? The tips of the lower fronds on the palm tree in back show signs of very low temps and the bushes are brown at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
My neighbor with the historic plaque bungalow, we are sans plaque, stopped by just about the time my walking partner showed up. Although the house is picked up and neat, when someone is looking at period details, other things show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
My neighbor is recently retired and has undertaken a huge restoration project of her 1925 Spanish bungalow. This week during my morning walk I was fortunate to get a peek. She will be using this pattern for her bathroom floor.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
We are so fortunate to have an old central New York friend of my husband and his wife just a couple of miles down the street from us. My husband responded to a friend on Facebook who was coming out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
I'm sitting here online with AT&T customer service and an installation technician waiting in his truck. We are changing from Uverse to Direct TV which will save us enough to be worth it. We contemplated dropping the services altogether, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
In response to Clearing Space for Joy post on The Big Short review, I wrote a blog post in comments. Forgive me, Susan. Here's my reply because I thought it was a fantastic movie, leaving me wanting more. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Press Enterprise The unemployment rate in Riverside County is still rather high, 6.2%. The availability of jobs for recent college grads, even given the above article, is dismal. It isn't an especially "professional employer" area. For most work, the pay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Our holidays extend from Thanksgiving to January 10th, my husband's birthday. Yesterday marks the end of "the season", the end of a month and a half of celebrations, and the end of cinnamon rolls until November. BTW, the King Arthur... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Funny escape. Even funnier if you are a New Yorker living in Northern then Southern California. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
This subject comes up several times a year for me, not just at the beginning of a new year. I say visit and revisit getting healthy, staying healthy and learning about healthy as much as needed. Here's what is on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Last weekend I mentioned I was starting 2016 on Monday...and I was sick! Truly did not plan on that happening. On the 7th I am still getting going on the new year. I found this resolution kick starter. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
It seems they are connected. Sunshine and stable ground are preferred. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
There are four (4) tablecloths in my store now. Two or three sold during December. The one shown may be a pretty match for our 1935 bungalow. The green and gold and coral hearken back to that era better than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
My walking partner is back! Angels are singing and I am walking more now. Here is a pic from today. Old Hollywood style with January flowering plants is just outside my door. I was looking at the total number of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
I am allowing myself one more day of 2015. The work week starts tomorrow and with it my ability to focus on the new year. We are still in vacation mode in this home and I choose to be present... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Almost 10 years ago this was the only Christmas present I wanted. I did receive the spiral bound guide to note goals and accomplishments for a healthy lifestyle over a sixteen week time span. I see my notes, from more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Yesterday's trend was to look back on 2015, and I was busy with family. January 1 is a day to look forward, and I will, later. First, I want record some thoughts about 2015, a very good year. I publicly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Linens and Laurel
Half Moon Bay My sister and I had a tradition during the years our families celebrated the Christmas season together. While shopping for stocking stuffers for the kids, we would find something we really wanted. Just a little book, usually.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Linens and Laurel