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JOHNSONBURG, ELK CO., PA 200 YEARS 1810 - 2010
I was born Ridgway, Elk Co., PA - raised Village of Rolfe (Johnsonburg), Ridgway Twp., Elk Co., PA - on the Clarion River, amidst the splendor of the Allegheny National Forest - resided almost twenty years in the Village of Williamsville, Erie Co., NY - in September 1987 Cliff and I moved to Escondido, San Diego Co., CA to be "close-by" grandparents to our only grandchild, Clifton J - now 24 years of age and a graduate of Boston University.
I am a METHODIST EPISCOPAL/UNITED METHODIST HISTORIAN. - Highlights of my Professional Career: I am a Retired SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST - permanently certified in Pennsylvania and New York State - over 25 years experience setting-up and managing library media centers in elementary, middle and high schools within public and private school systems in Pennsylvania and New York. I also have a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate (April 22, 1983).
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"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." --from The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995
"I hear ethereal whispers persuasive, soft and still, Daughter, if you don't remember us, who will?" --from an old Irish headstone
"Tis but the casket lies here, the gem that filled it sparkles yet."
"THOSE WHO DO NOT READ ARE NO BETTER OFF THAN THOSE WHO CANNOT READ."
Tribute To My Mother: Bertha Mae (Miller) Haight 'YOU MAY HAVE TANGIBLE WEALTH UNTOLD, CASKETS OF JEWELS AND COFFERS OF GOLD, RICHER THAN I YOU CAN NEVER BE-- I HAD A MOTHER WHO READ TO ME. --from the poem The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillian
Handwritten cover page: Journal Of The Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church - which met in session at Capt. Dorsey's, Lyons-Town, State of New-York, July the twentieth, one thousand, eight hundred and ten.-- At which, Bishop Francis Asbury and Bishop William M'Kendree presided
200 YEARS OF AMERICAN METHODISM IN THE GENESEE/WESTERN NEW YORK CONFERENCE TUESDAY, JULY 20th, 2010
"What we keep in memory is ours, unchanged forever."
"The report of my death was an exaggeration." --Mark Twain
"When an old person dies, a library burns-- --an African proverb
"Let us get a firm grip of the very little which we do know, so that when fresh facts arise we may be ready to fit them into their places." --from The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle
"How short is human life? How important that it be well spent. O that the rest of my days be filled up with usefulness." --Harriette Smith Kidder, (wife of Rev. Dr. Daniel Parish Kidder), on her 29th birthday, June 20, 1845
"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors." --Cicero
"He's dying to become a chef." RATATOUILLE - (rat-a-too-ee) I love this movie! - Mary Jane
"Fables and endless genealogies---." from The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy 1:4
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -from The Tatler, No. 147 Sir Richard Steele (b1672-d1729)
"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting World A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream." --The Buddha
"Time spent staring into space while thinking is not time wasted." --Willis Haviland Carrier, inventor of air conditioning
Genealogists Are Time UnRavelers!
Share Your Knowledge: It's A Way to Achieve Immortality!
"Hobbits have a passion for family history." --J.R.R. Tolkien ---from The Lord of the Rings (a trilogy) - highly imaginative tales of elves, dwarves, and wizards in a land known as Middle Earth.
"For this life do your best; and, so doing, be mindful always that the other life is imminent." --Rev. Bishop Isaac William Wiley Methodist Episcopal Church
"Pray you, look on these my men and women, Live or dead or fashioned by my fancy." --William Henry Van Benschoten 1907
"Why ponder thus the future to foresee, and jade thy brain to vain perplexity? Cast off thy care, leave Allah's plan to him-- He formed them all without consulting thee." --Omar Khayyam from The Rubaiyat
"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon." --Madeleine L' Engle
"A poor book is dear, and a good one cheap, at any cost." --Rev. Bishop John Fletcher Hurst (b1834-d1903) Methodist Episcopal Church - was 3rd president of Drew Theological Seminary (now Drew University) 1873-1880
"The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life." --Billy Graham, at age 78
"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." --William James (b1842-d1910) American philosopher and psychologist
Genealogy - "Who is in charge of washing your family sheets?"
"I require books as I require air.--" --Sholem Asch
"Household graves awhile may sever Those who trod the walks of men; But our spirits mingle ever, And our dead shall live again!" --Rev. William Ward Ninde (b1809-d1845) Methodist Episcopal Church
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH GENESEE WESLEYAN SEMINARY Lima, Livingston Co., New York Diamond Jubilee - 1907 200 Years - 2007
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