Happy Easter – 1915 Vintage Style

Happy Easter from the Alder Grove! I thought I would share one of my postcards from my collection. This one is postmarked 1915. Ellen Clapsaddle, born in 1865, was an American illustrator who was born in Herkimer County, New York.

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Genealogy Research – Calhoun County Alabama

When doing genealogy research on my own family tree I sometimes come across information I feel like others may need to see also. Maybe there is another family out there doing research that hasn’t found these little details that I have stumbled across. This week I found an article in the Jacksonville Republican, a newspaper that was published during…

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Homemade Hard Soap

Homemade Hard Soap Hard Soap (Castile) – Only 3 Ingredients Olive Oil, Water & Lye Cured 1 Year (for hardness) Just like Nanna would have made way back then! Recreated from researching recipes found in old newspaper clippings, magazines and handwritten recipes found tucked away in old recipe books. Most times I make and use the soaps myself. This…

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