How we perceive the world and how we act in it are products of how and what we remember…Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory. Now more than ever, as the role of memory in our culture erodes at a faster pace than ever before, we need to cultivate our ability to remember. Our memories make us who we are. They are the seat of our values and source of our character.
--Joshua Foer in Moonwalking with Einstein, posted on Tammy Hepps blog, Treelines.
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A Historical, Genealogical Memoir
by Marietta Stevens Crichlow and Linda Crichlow White
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Featuring stories of some stewarts, garlands, stevenses and crichlows traveling from amherst, nelson and appomattox counties in virginia to washington, DC; BOSTON, MA; duquesne and Pittsburgh, PA and Beyond.
recorded by marietta crichlow, this book chronicles stories of her ancestors...beginning before the civil war continuing in the 20th century to duquesne, pennsylvania and washington, dc--notably ledroit park and petworth.
marietta and family are descended from people who were enslaved by wilmer mclean at appomattox court house. it was in wilmer mclean's home that Gen. robert e. lee surrendered to Gen. ulysses s. grant in 1865. our ancestors were there. The stories in the book tell some of the trails the family took over the years.
8 1/2 X 11 180 pages color cover; b&w inside