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From: Gloria Boyd <>
Subject: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Historic Rittenhousetown Follow-up
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 14:03:30 -0500
Sometimes it's unbelievable what can happen from a simple phone call.
I contacted Historic Rittenhousetown and had a pleasant conversation
with the fellow there. Just before hanging up, I casually mentioned
that sometime I would have to ask him about my Amanda Rittenhouse.
To my astonishment he asked "What do you know about Amanda?" It
turns out that he has a sampler done by Amanda in 1838 which was
donated to Historic Rittenhousetown and it was sitting right in front
of him! He told me that he was applying for a grant to have it
restored and would love to know anything I could tell him about
Can you imagine!!
Sometimes I just love this hobby. :-)
"Thus not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors,
but it hides his descendants and separates his contemporaries from him;
it throws him back forever upon himself alone and threatens in the end
to confine him entirely within the solitude of his own heart."
- Alexis de Toqueville , 1805-1859,
"Democracy in America," 1835
Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at http://raogk.rootsweb.co
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