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The cure for everything, 1895 style

I remember my grandmother Ethel as a dignified white-haired lady who walked with a cane, but I’m told that she was feisty in her younger years. She learned to drive an automobile early on and apparently was a fearless cyclist. So there must have been great excitement when her family bought “the first bicycle,” as someone labelled this picture. That would have been in the mid-1890s. Left to right: my great-grandmother Ida, looking uncharacteristically laid back; my grandmother …Read More


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Betsy Woodman spent ten childhood years in India, studied in France, Zambia, and the United States, and now lives in her native New Hampshire. Read more »

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