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The McCrie-Schutze Family History, Part 1

The McCrie-Schutze Family History, Part 2

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For members of the extended Schutze, Bartlett, McCrie and Ehrlich families.

Today's date is November 18th     (New York time zone)

On This Date

  • Janet Livingston was born in 1820 in Quebec, Quebec, British North America
  • Emmett Wellington Barber was born in 1853 in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Jessie Isabella Campbell was born in 1863 in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
  • Diane L Bartlett was born in 1938 in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
  • Pauline Irene Kerr died in 1983 in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida

From the Blog...

17 November 2017

An Ace Up Her Sleeve

In my pre- and early teen years I spent my summers with my grandparents at their cottage on Halfmoon Lake in Michigan. Most evenings my friends and I played canasta with my grandmother Bessie. She was in her element— animated, competitive, joking, story-telling, and smiling. Those evenings spent playing cards at the table in the …

13 November 2017

PDFill: A Useful PDF File Editor

I’ve found an editor that makes working with PDF (portable document format) files a snap. The free, downloadable program is PDFill. The screen shot below shows the many functions this editor can perform. I particularly like its ability to add, delete, and rearrange pages in a PDF file, and to convert JPG images into a …

25 October 2017

Twinkie Therapy

Is the snark and snarl of Twitter getting to you? Does the daily reporting of misogyny and misbehavior have you down? If so, it may be time to indulge in a little Twinkie therapy. Yep, that’s right, skip the news stories and turn to the comics pages. This week they seem to be featuring Twinkies—that …

29 September 2017

History of a House

My mother, Jean Campbell (nee McCrie) Schutze, lived her whole life in one house. The only exception was when she and my father, who worked for the Department of the Army, lived in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She was born, raised, married, and died in the house at 3087 14th Avenue in Detroit, …

16 September 2017

The Wellington

I probably owe my fascination with fountain pens to James Wellington McCrie. My grandfather was an accountant and he kept a stash of dipping pens and spare nibs in his desk drawer. I grew up in his house and frequently rummaged around in his desk. He didn’t mind; he’d passed away nine years before I …

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