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JOHNSONBURG, ELK CO., PA 200 YEARS 1810 - 2010
. . . be ye steadfast . . . I Corinthians 15: 58
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 historic Village of Williamsville, Erie Co., NY - in September 1987 Cliff and I moved to Champagne Village/Lawrence Welk Village, Escondido, San Diego Co., CA to be "close-by" grandparents to our beloved only grandchild, Clifton J who graduated May 16, 2010 from Boston University. In late September 2014 we moved back East (after considerable nagging on my part - I MISSED MY WONDERFUL SNOW AND RAIN). Cliff has his surfboard hanging on our living room wall in Niagara County, New York!
I am a METHODIST EPISCOPAL/UNITED METHODIST HISTORIAN/BIBLIOPHILIAC/GENEALOGICAL SLEUTH - Highlights of my Professional Career: I am a retired SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST/SCHOOL LIBRARIAN - permanently certified in Pennsylvania and New York State - over 20 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 - also have a NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC LIBRARIAN'S PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE as of April 22, 1983.
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Neil Gaiman said: "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers - A LIBRARIAN CAN BRING YOU BACK THE RIGHT ONE."
"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
"He found a lonely little volume whose tale was seldom told - everyone's story matters, said Morris." from The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore. by William Joyce
"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
"Happiness consists in small things, not in great. It is the small things we remember, when time and mortality close in, and by small landmarks we may make our way at last humbly into another world." --from An Excellent Mystery - the eleventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael, c1985 by Ellis Peters
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 July 20, 1810 - Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"What we keep in memory is ours, unchanged forever."
"The dead are never far from us. They're in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air." --from Ordinary Grace, c2013 by William Kent Krueger
"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 Sir 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
"This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds, To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain." --Gautama Buddha
"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
"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." --Gautama Buddha
"Genealogists Are Time UnRavelers!
"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root." --Chinese Proverb
"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 greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life." --Rev. 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
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