Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock

It's a long story, and I won't bother telling here why I started the project, but I've been working on a major tangent, the history of early Mormon missionary and leader Cyrus H. Wheelock (1813-1894). (No relation.) 

I'll be guest posting all week on Keepapitchinin about his history, his family, his well-known hymn, "Ye Elders of Israel," and the poetry of Hannah Last Cornaby, a member of his 1853 pioneer company. One of the stories featured in the material for the week comes from the collections of my great-great grandmother Mary Linton Morgan.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Last Monday about this time, we were checking updates on the National Hurricane Center website as the winds continued to pick up. The latest predictions showed Hurricane Sandy going directly over us.