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Changes

Life is all about changes. You know the routine. Just as you become comfortable with some part of your life, it changes.   Just as you finish your education, life is waiting with a new set of changes. Suddenly you are a young man or woman that must pursue gainful employment to take care of yourself.   And let's not forget the attraction of a mate that ultimately leads to a relationship and children. Talk about changes and responsibilities!   Just as your children start their grownup lives

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Walraven Jansen deVos

One of the earliest of my know ancestors, Walraven was indeed a Fox (deVos). He was born about 1635, the known records list him as a Dutchman (man from Holland) married to a Swedish lady. Walraven came to the New World with William Penn as a soldier of fortune. As the settlement changed hands, Walraven would claim whatever nationality was in control of Pennsylvania. Claiming arthritus, he retired from active service and got a land grant in what is know as New Castle County, Delaware today. His

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Moments frozen in time

1962 A young boy of thirteen gets between his father and his brother when the father is whooping the brother for biting the school teacher. The boy was scared of two things. The father had suffered shellshock in WWII and was whooping the other son like a man...hurting him. The boy told his father to stop. The father turned his black eyes upon the boy and asked "Do you want some of it?" The boy answered "No, he is a kid, whoop him like a kid, not like a man."   The moment froze. The father fr

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