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Supporting Our Local and Small Businesses during COVID-19

Supporting Our Local and Small Businesses during COVID-19

In just the span of the last two weeks, we have all experienced changes to our daily lives. As we continue to adjust to the ever-evolving mitigation efforts imposed by local, state, and federal authorities to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep us safe, our society continues to work together to uplift and support each other.

How I Found the Graves of John and Nancy Ream

How I Found the Graves of John and Nancy Ream

One afternoon a couple of weeks ago, as I revisited the a few of the family files I’ve kept over the last 30 years of my genealogy pursuits, most handwritten and/or printed email correspondence from the 1990s, I happened across one sheet that took me back a good 20 years—an email I sent to my wife (née Ream from the German Riehm) in Texas about one particular intrepid exploit, a 225-mile drive from Columbia, MD, northwest to Kit-tanning, PA, in a 1988 no-frills Ford Escort with a poorly working heater and a proclivity for shutting itself off (usually while on an interstate highway). I said more than one prayer while chugging through the Allegheny Mountains. There was snow everywhere and it was very cold. The following is an excerpt from that email sent Sunday, February 1, 1998:

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Advance Publishing Company

217 W. Park Avenue
Pharr, TX 78577