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Niagara

When I was a kid, I heard the story of my grandfather’s aunt Isabella Norvell Miller Keith, who in a bout of postpartum depression, of course they didn’t call it that then, supposedly had committed suicide at Niagara Falls. 617 more words

American History

In Old Detroit

Detroit in 1833 was only a small village of about 1,800 residents; indeed, the census of 1830 showed only 30,000 in the entire territory of Michigan, but John Norvell quickly became involved in the political life of the area and territory. 522 more words

American History

Letters from the War - Thailand 8

The following excerpts are from  letters that were written to my wife and others during the Vietnam War, while I was stationed in Thailand. Because of the nature of the events, the letters seldom told the entire story to loved ones.  564 more words

American History

Letters from the War - Thailand 6

The following excerpts are from  letters that were written to my wife and others during the Vietnam War, while I was stationed in Thailand. Because of the nature of the events, the letters seldom told the entire story to loved ones.   517 more words

American History

A Norvell Family Christmas Vacation

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:

“Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.

No, no. We’re all in this together.” 680 more words

American History

Santa Claus is coming to town... again and again and again

Since 1971, Santa Claus has come to my house — every other year.

That was the first year that a 12 inch-tall standup Christmas card of Santa, holding a pipe with a heart applique in the billowing smoke, arrived in the mail. 591 more words

American History

Off we go...

I was thinking back to the first time I ever took off in an F4 fighter.

The F4 Phantom II was the primary Air Force fighter of the Vietnam War.   641 more words

American History