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What was it like for your ancestors (232 hits)

I unlocked secrets that explained a lot of things about myself. Have you ever just sat down and talked to your parents about their parents or the struggles they dealt. I could not dream of having to go out in the yard to get my dinner, I would probably starve. I don't know how I would deal with the KKK. But I found out how my great grandmother dealt with them.
Go and check out my book, "The Roux in the Gumbo."
A Roux is what gives this dish it's flavor and makes you come back for that second bowl, I got my Roux and flavor from my mother and grandmother and she got hers from her mother.
Where did you get yours from?
I would be interested in knowing
I also share a gumbo recipe that has been in my family for over 200 years.

Posted By: kim robinson
Tuesday, January 6th 2009 at 5:43PM
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Kim, Greetings. Wonderful post. Just wanted to share with you a little bit about my ancestors. My Great, great grandfather, William Henry Halstead served in the Connecticut 29th Colored Regiment during the Civil War from 1863 to 1865. He traveled from Tarrytown, New York to CT to volunteer. His occupation was a farmer. On September 20, 2008 the descendants of the 29th got together for a dedication ceremony to honor the men of the 29th. There was a Monument Dedication Ceremony and reception. **** Gregory was the Keynote Speaker. Many of the Descendants were dressed in period costume. Many are Civil War re-enactors. The 29th also marched during Obama's inaguaration.
William Henry Halstead later married and had five children. He died in 1888 and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetary in Tarrytown, NY. His wife moved to New York with her five children who grew up in Harlem. This is my Dad's side of the family. My Father told me all about the family history as I was growing up. Unfortunately my Beloved Daddy, Edward G. Palmer passed away in 1995.
Saturday March 28th, 2009 I am going to attend a program given by the Museum of Natural History in New York called Living History. Re-Enactors and Descendants from the Massachusetts 54th, (think the movie Glory with Denzel Washington) and the 29th will be there to interact with visitors to the museum. I hope to meet my friend Ivan there. Ivan and I both work for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and one of our benefits is that we can get into other museums for free. Ivan is from Bulgaria and was a historian and archeologist in his country before coming to the US.
Monday, March 23rd 2009 at 5:47AM
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