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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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thank you for reading all the way through the trilogy! I appear to be in most excellent company
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on June What We're Reading! at Word Wenches
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History is full of such sad tales. Overall, more civilization has probably been wiped out than have survived. I wish I knew an easy answer. But if it helps, the Huguenot book I've glanced through seems to acknowledge the natives and traded with them. The same goes for the history of other colonies. I think the eradication began as population grew and the good land became scarce.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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It's history, and history fascinates us. It was a brilliant question and I thank you again!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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Well, we did the DNA thing to uncover the secrets but didn't get very far. There are gaping holes all over it. I'm glad your sister was willing to dig deeper. I want the stories too but don't have the time to sort through all the pounds of material. The one family alone has a tome 800+ pages long!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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ancestry.com simply makes it too easy... watch for sales.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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depending on how far back we want to go, we're all a hodgepodge and all the way back, we probably all came from Africa. It's entertaining to see how we've divided ourselves up!
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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The Holocaust certainly ended far too many family histories. It's too heartbreaking to consider. I haven't quite figured out the timeline but the Hasbroucks were also Dutch. There was a lot of movement among the reformists. The Huguenots were just one piece of the puzzle. My father belonged to the Dutch Reform Church, and the Dutch definitely settled the Hudson. I've not tried to make the connections.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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It's easy to see why Wenches write historicals--there are so many untold stories in the past! Desperate times and situations drove our ancestors to do so many interesting thngs.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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LOL, we used to get that from my husband's family. "He was a scandal who had to run away and change his name..." And really, there was a lot of that going on in earlier times. Love the connection between England and the colonies!
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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oh wow, a real physical connection to the past! I love that. So often, though, our children just aren't interested. I wonder why that is?
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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It's sad to lose all those stories, but maybe sadder still to repeat them! Except they fascinate me...
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2022 on Ask A Wench: our noble ancestors! at Word Wenches
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The Word Wenches talk about their family histories today. Have you traced your family tree? Do you have family stories and Bibles to connect with the past? Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2022 at Word Wenches
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oh yes, please! We just finished our strawberry rhubarb pie. Custard sounds delicious!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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The beauty of nature soothes the soul. Food helps.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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Oh, exciting! We should have brought our cooks to learn from you...
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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Deviled eggs are always welcome, and there is plenty of everything to go around! Thank you for coming with us!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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are you bringing any books? I think I found one of Andrea's mysteries packed in my basket. When we're all stuffed full, we can talk about books!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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LOL! Our blog is much more likely to perch on the sofa and sip tea!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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oh yum! We will be so healthy by day's end!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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the books live on... Oh, some of us could bring books and read aloud!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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This will be a picnic to end all picnics! Perhaps we should have brought fireworks...
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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oh, your cheerful self will be most welcome. Pull up a blanket and let's talk!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2022 on Celebration Time! at Word Wenches
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Wow, none of that Nancy Drew/Agatha Christie that the rest of us cut our teeth on! Straight to the hard stuff... impressive. I've tried some of those recently but they're so heavily laden with unnecessary description that I want to edit the heck out of them. thanks for the URL! I'm gonna take a peek....
Toggle Commented May 7, 2022 on History of Detective Fiction at Word Wenches
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Twee, yes! there are still a few good ones with more meat to them but I am easily bored and six books of cupcakes (or even Evanovich) does me in. I'm trying to space out the historical mysteries so I don't run out of books to read!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2022 on History of Detective Fiction at Word Wenches
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I think those were my first mysteries too, along with Trixie Belden. I graduated to the Golden Age authors not long after!
Toggle Commented May 6, 2022 on History of Detective Fiction at Word Wenches
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