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August 2020

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

By |2020-08-30T21:42:47-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 15 2020? Henry's mother had married Clara's father. Henry and Clara grew up together. Like brother and sister. Like Marcia and Greg Brady. ? ? Then they fell in love.? ? Their engagement was postponed when Henry joined the Union Army to fight in the Civil War.? ? Henry and Clara were friends with the Lincolns. Mary Lincoln invited them to join her and the President for an evening out. They would see a show. At Ford's Theatre.? ? Abraham Lincoln was shot. ? ? The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, tried to run. Henry chased him. Caught him. Fought [...]

REUNION

By |2020-08-30T21:38:27-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 13 2020 Remember when we used to go outside? Remember when we used to sit close to other people? Me neither. This is my 3rd Great Grandparents' family reunion. Edwin Whiting died in 1890, so this was taken before then. And it seems that long since I got together with other people. Tell us about a reunion that was special to you. Today's cufflink is: REUNION. @ Springville, Utah

EASTER

By |2020-08-30T21:37:01-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 12 2020 Happy Easter! Pam here. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend in whatever ways you may celebrate. Over the years we have tried to make our holidays more meaningful than just candy (although we certainly enjoy that aspect). We try to find different ways to draw closer as a family and focus on what is important to us. Today we put a fun twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt. The eggs had candy in them, but also many of the eggs had little pictures of our family, starting with our children and going back 5 generations. We [...]

VISIT

By |2020-08-30T21:34:53-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 11 2020 The dogs are going just about as nuts as we are. Remember when we used to leave the house and visit people? Yeah, that was awesome! If you could go out this Easter weekend, who would you visit? Today's cufflink is: VISIT

FAST AND PRAY

By |2020-08-30T21:33:50-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 10 2020 It is Good Friday. The Cufflinks Family is joining millions of people of all faiths to fast and pray for relief from the devastating effects of COVID-19.? ? This is the invitation from the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Russell M. Nelson:? ? God “has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name” (Alma 26:35).? So, during times of deep distress, as when illness reaches pandemic proportions, the most natural thing [...]

FISHING

By |2020-08-30T21:32:14-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 9 2020 Hey, I was just about finished with my post about Elisha and Sally, when I found a new piece of info that turned my story on it's ear. So, I'll continue to hold off until I have a better grasp of the story.? ? Meanwhile, here's a memory of my grandpa:? ? We were fishing one day in the beautiful Swan Valley of Idaho. Sinking worms off our favorite little bridge. Not a bite. Not a nibble. Not a sign of fish.? ? We're about to head back to Grandpa's ranch, when he got an idea. Without [...]

JELLYFISH AND OTHER ODDITIES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CUFFLINKS BLOG

By |2020-08-30T21:30:07-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 8 2020 Hey guys, I didn't get to my story today. I'm working on the next installment of the story of Elisha and Sally. But it was a rough day, so I never got it posted. I DID, however, have an awesome conversation with a cousin I never knew about, who saw something I wrote and reached out. I learned some AMAZING things about my ancestors that I never, ever knew. And I'm so excited to learn more. But, I am sorry about not giving you your story today. To make it up to you, I am posting random [...]

IMAGINE LIFE ON THE FRONTIER

By |2020-08-30T21:27:04-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 7 2020 Early 1800s. Many people in the New England states are feeling overcrowded. Adventurous families move West, seeking new opportunities and cheaper land. Social distancing. Increasing the ever-expanding frontier. Among them: my ancestors Elisha & Sally Whiting and their 5 children. Several hundred miles in a covered wagon to the new frontier in Northeast Ohio. They settle a small farm. Plenty of timber. Much needed for Elisha's chair & wagon making business. 2 room log cabin. 1st room: residence. 2nd room: business. Fruit trees. Berry vines. More children. 11 total. Sally's 2 brothers live close by. ? Exciting [...]

FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE

By |2020-08-30T21:22:21-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 5 2020 Hi everyone! Pam here. Want an awesome resource to help with your family history? How about The Family History Guide? ? ? It's a fabulous resource for beginners or experts. We have no affiliation with it, we just think it's incredible, and we want you to know about it.? ? Wanna learn how to do a specific task? The Family History Guide will walk you through it step-by-step. It has learning projects (assignments) to get you going. And it tracks your progress.? ? And guess what? It has over 200 awesome activities to do with your family. [...]