Category Archives: Historical Perspectives

“Gone with the dogs, and that Cat” Copyright 2010 Helen W. Holden-Gladsky

I can still hear my Grandmother’s voice, “Cats are outside creatures,” according to Aunt Julia Weber. My grandmother told me that Aunt Julia loved all of her animals, horses, and, her collar-less dogs “Toddles” and “Big Charlie” who ran all … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Helen Murphy Weber…

Without the electronics of this modern day, I know my Great Great Grandmother’s life was consumed to the upmost of her abilities in keeping a tidy and organized home on the eastern frontier of California; where the tulle reeds rose … Continue reading

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Continental Express

One of the most passionate subjects which has always interested me since childhood is the story of my Great Great Grandmother’s life. There are several aspects of her life that are interesting, growing up in Quebec, crossing the continent on … Continue reading

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As the crow flies…

I know from the past that this expression, “As the crow flies” describes how far away something is from one point to the other.  However, have you ever watched a crow or a raven fly?  Rarely do I ever see … Continue reading

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One’s writing place….has to be a comfortable space.

I know what it is like to sit down to write and to not feel comfortable. I have my favorite place to write, with old fashion desk items at hand, even though we now use wireless desktops to communicate.  These … Continue reading

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