Archive for February, 2010

About 3 years ago, I was diagnosed as a type I diabetic. My first weeks as a diabetic were frantic and fearful. Until a friend (who has been a diabetic for decades) insisted I go to the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. What a difference. The doctors were knowledgeable and friendly, they explained it all […]


William Henry Harrison was the 9th President, but served barely a month in office. He died of a cold on his thirty-second day in office, from standing in the cold rain for hours during his inauguration. He was the last President who had been born a British subject, having been born before the revolution. He […]


I finally connected my mom’s family tree to my dad’s family tree. The breakthrough was following mom’s Clevelands back to the Mayflower, when I noticed some Doanes/Doans suddenly appear. Sure enough, they were the same Doans related to my dad’s Teeple line. And since it is close to Valentine’s Day, and since I love my […]