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Allen Forrest
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Semi-Retired and Traveling around the southeastern United States with my cameras.
Interests: computers, apple, baseball, football, pdas, red sox, shetland sheepdogs, shelties, iphones, minor leagues, wake forest demon deacons, jacksonville fl, quincy ma, greeneville tn, wireless phones, retired navy, jacksonville jaguars, push-to-talk
Recent Activity
We are moving to a new host site in April, 2021. I am combining Forrest-Family and Allen's Interests sites at allenforrest.blog. Please come on over and bookmark that site. Thanks in advance! Allen Forrest Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Allen Forrest
We are moving to a new host site in April, 2021. I am combining Forrest-Family and Allen's Interests sites at allenforrest.blog. Please come on over and bookmark that site. Thanks in advance! Allen Forrest Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Forrest-Family
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Pelican and dolphin seem to be going after the same fish and fighting in the harbor at Hudson Beach, Florida. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Allen Forrest
Asahel Stodder 25 October 1757–June 1822 (Age 64) Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Our family member, MJ, found a page at FamilySearch with details about the life and history of Asahel Stodder where this "The Life Summary of Asahel" is posted. The Life Summary of Asahel When Asahel Stodder was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at Forrest-Family
Origin of the name "FORREST" from Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006 at Family Search: English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Forrest-Family
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Julie Andrews and the children from "The Sound of Music" "The Sound of Music" Helen and I saw and enjoyed Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical, "The Sound of Music," on Broadway on our honeymoon in New York City in 1962. It was a few years later... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor Forever Stamp Purchase the new stamp at the U.S.P.S. website where you will also find a cachet, a first-day cover and more featuring this stamp. David Kindy of the Patriot Ledger writes: PLYMOUTH – You could say this postage stamp has been 400 years in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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For many years I have been an amateur genealogist and spent many hours studying my family history. Both from family documents and online research, I have been able to compile a large database of both Helen's and my ancestry. Every year more and more old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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Beale St. Wollaston, 1980 I shot this photo of Wollaston's Beale Street in 1980 which includes the building (then occupied by World Realty) that is roughly in the area of Howard Johnson's 1925 newspaper and ice cream shop that is mentioned in "The Patriot Ledger" article below. My mother remembered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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Beale St. Wollaston, 1980 I shot this photo of Wollaston's Beale Street in 1980 which includes the building (then occupied by World Realty) that is roughly in the area of Howard Johnson's 1925 newspaper and ice cream shop that is mentioned in "The Patriot Ledger"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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"Shoeless Joe Jackson" Historical Marker outside his former house that is now a museum. "Shoeless Joe Jackson House" As lifelong Boston Red Sox baseball fans, Helen and I were excited to go to Greenville, South Carolina, to attend a baseball game at Fluor Field, "Little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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As I drove through the Alachua County town of Melrose yesterday, I had to stop and photograph these photos of the Blues Brothers statues along Florida Route 26. "The Blues Brothers," stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, from their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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Albertville, Alabama, "Fire Hydrant Capital of the World" statue I recently stopped in Albertville, Alabama, for a photoshoot and ran across this statue celebrating the Albertville plant of the Mueller Company's manufacture of their four millionth hydrant. Of course, city officials declared their city "Fire... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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A Gymnast is Photographed by a Smartphone User Some of my favorite subjects for photography are people who are acting naturally and not posing for pictures. I particularly like to catch other photographers who are more intent on their subjects than what is going on... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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This cradle is believed to have been brought on the Mayflower by William and Susanna White, for the use of Peregrine White, who was born onboard the ship in November 1620 while it was anchored off the tip of Cape Cod. It is on display at the Pilgrim Hall Museum... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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Edwin, Steve, Andy & Allen on West Harpswell's "Sandy Beach" A big part of my life growing up in Quincy, Massachusetts, was my many trips to Harpswell, Maine. Harpswell is a small town outside of Brunswick. Harpswell is made up of several islands as well as the peninsular known as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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Bill Kolb 1940s Ancestors of William Clement KOLB William Clement KOLB, son of William KOLB and Helena Frances de LORY was born on 12 May 1909 in Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 30 Dec 1963 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He married Annie Loretta TOBIN, daughter of Michael J.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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Elsie and Arthur Locke circa 1944 Download StoddardAncestors Click on the link above to download and view a file showing nineteen generations of ancestors of Elsie Louise Stoddard, daughter of Daniel Webster Stoddard and Sarah Elizabeth Allen born on 16 April 1884 in North Scituate, Massachusetts. Or you can scroll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at Forrest-Family
Forrest-Family.com is brand new and under construction. I hope to build a site for our friends and family to allow them to post photos, stories and information about our families and ancestors. Please bookmark this site and check back often for new information and photos. Forrest-Photos Site Our new family-photo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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The Locke, Forrest, Carter, and Minot Families at Brant Rock, Massachusetts, in 1947 Back Row Left to Right: Eva Bryant Minot, Oscar Minot, Louise Locke Minot, Elsie Carter, Dorothy Locke Carter, Sydney Minot, Sylvia Locke Forrest holding Stephen Locke Forrest, Eva Louise Minot, Arthur Locke, Larry Carter, Edwin Forrest, Roy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at Forrest-Family
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The Internal Revenue Service has asked tax professionals to share this information with our friends and clients. With so much false information being spread around the country, I highly recommend you check for the official information at the Coronavirus Tax Relief section of the I.R.S.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Allen Forrest
Thanks for the comment, Bob! Sometimes, I think of all the items I've discarded over the years, and wondered what they would be worth today. At least we have our memories.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2020 on The First Super Bowl at Allen Forrest
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Packers' Defensive End, Willie Davis about to sack Chiefs' Quarterback, Lenny Dawson in Super Bowl I The First Super Bowl I’ve been a football fan my whole life. I’ll watch any game from Pop Warner to NFL. Growing up in Quincy, Massachusetts, many Thanksgiving mornings,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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This towering Second Empire Mansardic on Prospect Ave continues to undergo meticulous restoration work. (Photo courtesy of Quincy Daily Photo) The site describes this photo as "This impressive 1870 mansardic towered house at 67 Prospect Ave. is considered a "Second Empire" house because of all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Allen Forrest
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Those of us who grew up in New England and moved to Florida, (I have lived in Florida for nearly forty years now) love to keep in touch with the hometown newspaper to see what the crazies folks back there are up to. It's nice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at Allen Forrest