Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Lost Chairs of the Slate Valley

Welsh-speaking Wales is just recovering from the National Eisteddfod, which is held during the first week of August every year. The eisteddfod (pron. ay-STETH-vod) is a large cultural meeting in which people fly the flag and pit themselves in a vast variety … Continue reading

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“O! how sad, how sad”

On this day, 4 August, in 1883, my great-great-grandfather, Rhys Wynn Jones, was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Middle Granville, NY in front of a crowd of several hundred people. He was 37 years old. I don’t want to go on too much … Continue reading

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