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Taking the Heat in the Kitchen

Len Vertefeuille was born and raised into a loving family on the East coast. He now lives in North Carolina and he and his wife Lisa have two children who mean the world to Len. He has been working in the Warren Wilson College kitchen since 1989. Len enjoys cooking for and working alongside ...


All Alone at the Sixty-Four World's ...

The backstage of the pavilion was simple with its wooden floors and temporary props. The 1964 World’s Fair of Flushing, NY would come and go and no one would remember the little five year-old girl who played with her Barbies in its grand shadow. While some country stars were just cutting ...


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Earliest Memories

By: Mieko Cabral
I was 2 years old; I remember the day clearly. It was crisp outside. The sky was pale blue with large, very sharply defined clouds scattered throughout. The sunlight was ...
Comments (0) Oct 19, 2014 461

and enter Stephanie

By: stephanie taylor
I was born in 1984 in St Georges hospital in Tooting. My parents, a young Train Driver father and a housewife mother, newly married a year, tried for my creation religiously. ...
Comments (0) Oct 19, 2014 262

Finding Jacob Coal, Sr. (1743-1848) – Early New York ...

By: Phyllis Ericson
Finding Jacob Coal, Sr. – Early New York Settler It seems that some ancestors just don’t want to be found either in the records or their final resting place. Locating and visiting ...
Comments (0) Oct 18, 2014 199

Hannah Mills McPherson (1842-1880) – Quaker Prairie...

By: Phyllis Ericson
Hannah Mills McPherson(1842-1880) – Quaker Prairie Pioneer One of the delights of family history is connecting our ancestors to present day family members. Sometimes just the ...
Comments (0) Oct 18, 2014 219

11:19 AM

By: Mieko Cabral
I was the smallest one yet born to my parents, Tony and Chrisie, at only 5 pounds. It was a cold winter day in January at the Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, 20 minutes from our ...
Comments (0) Oct 17, 2014 456


By: Phyllis Ericson
I grew up in a little Kansas town on the western edge of the Flint Hills, where the hills melt into prairie. We lived on the edge of the town, the last east-west road on the north ...
Comments (0) Oct 17, 2014 391

I thought I was ONE till I found out we were TWO

By: Jayarani Samadanam
My mum never told me I was adopted.Even till todate. I had to find out the hard way.Through unkind remarks from so called unkind adults with no heart. I grew up , today I am ...
Comments (0) Oct 15, 2014 522

Birdie McPherson Betts

By: Phyllis Ericson
Birdie McPherson Betts (1879-1963) – Quiet Grandmother How many people have we known who lived in the 1800s? To me my Grandmother, Birdie McPherson Betts, was always old. After ...
Comments (0) Oct 14, 2014 535

Komsomolskoye massacre

By: Ayla Sari
I was about 2 or 3 at the time, I didn't know much about the war. Life was normal and quiet in the. Village. Buisness as usual! My first language was Yiddish, at the time I was ...
Comments (0) Oct 14, 2014 452

The First Encounter

By: Alok Sharma
He hopped gleefully along with other school kids on a trip to Ram-Kund. A narrow spring played hide & seek along this challenging trek, located at an altitude of 1800m. The kids ...
Comments (0) Oct 14, 2014 1,934

It's Our Night

By: Alok Sharma
By 10 p.m., the night is quiet. The kids went to bed 2 hours ago. I drift silently around the 5 bedroom house, checking and locking the doors. And then, I head straight to her ...
Comments (0) Oct 14, 2014 646

It's not where you begin, it's where you finish

By: Ayla Sari
I was born in a small village in Chechnya called Komsomolskoye (or Saadi Kotar) in 1997 or 1998, I am unsure of my real age. I was born Tara Orli Halevi Jungreisz to a happy home. ...
Comments (0) Oct 12, 2014 725


By: Matthew Stanford
It was my 4th visit to Holland but since the previous trip was a stag weekend and the two before that was with people who wanted to do little beyond getting stoned in the ...
Comments (0) Oct 11, 2014 449

Struggles among the voice

By: nexusmind s.
Born, but unexpectedly. Two older brothers. One mom, and one dad. Otherwise, known as the sperm Donner. Dad fell out of place after beating my mom and running away like a child. ...
Comments (0) Oct 06, 2014 928

The Banana Leaf

By: Alok Sharma
It was a cold day in December in my Indian home town, Panchkula. I had called an impromptu meeting between myself, my 2 Engineers and the Security Agency responsible for my residence. ...
Comments (0) Oct 04, 2014 942

Why did it have to come to this?

By: Haley Thompson
I wonder sometimes why it had to be this way? What happened? I used to be so happy, have everything i ever wanted! Last year, in 2013, After my birthday I had so much, everything ...
Comments (0) Sep 28, 2014 1,028

My beginning

By: vegas bq
My beginning i was almost 9 years old my best kind of sport that time was football as a goalkeeper then striker i dreamed that time that i would come a champion when ...
Comments (0) Sep 26, 2014 523

Do Not Feed A Stray Dog

By: Norman Wilensik
I was born on July 2, my Mother on July 1 23 years earlier. She met my sperm donor aka my Father who I made her swear to me that he was in fact my Father when I was 22 years old ...
Comments (0) Sep 24, 2014 473

The Begining Chapter 1

By: Samuel Gripp
On December 12 1995, my twin sister and I were born. We were named Samuel Christopher Gripp and Sadie Belle Gripp. Sadie, Now known as April, was born sick. Her sickness got ...
Comments (0) Sep 23, 2014 622

The Loss Chapter 2

By: Samuel Gripp
On January 24 2006 my parents got into a accident while riding on my fathers motorcycle. My mother passed away instantly and my father 2 days later in the hospital. Brian and ...
Comments (0) Sep 23, 2014 389

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