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I am looking for someone to copy a photo from the Grinnell Centennial Book. The photo is of my great-grandmother's half-brother, Orson Kincaid, and is on page 90.
I am willing to pay copy fees and postage.
I know that this is an off topic subject for these lists but I am going to take my lumps and put it here for all to see. I received the following from a friend and thought it should be passed on to everyone, everywhere as it is a worthy cause.
" We need those of you who are great at forwarding on information with your e-mail network. Please read and pass this on. It would be wonderful if 2003 were the year a cure for breast cancer was found!!!! This is one e-mail you should be glad to pass on. The notion that we could raise $35 million by buying a book of stamps is powerful!!
As you may be aware, the US Postal Service recently released its new "Fund the Cure" stamps to help fund breast cancer research. A "normal" book costs $7.40. This one is only $8.00. It takes a few minutes in line at the Post Office and means so much. If all stamps are sold, it will raise an additional $35,000,000 for this vital research. Just as important as the money is our support. What a statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a statement it would make that we care. I would urge you to do two things today:
1. Go out and purchase some of these stamps.
2. E-mail your friends to do the same.
We all know women and their families whose lives are turned upside-down by breast cancer. It takes so little to do so much in this drive. I think we can all afford the 60 cents. Please help and pass it on."
I am hoping to get to Poweshiek Co this summer and would like your
opinion on which motel to stay at. I have Maps and Trips program and
Four Winds Motel 808 6th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
And was wondering your opinions of this motel. I am not familiar with
the area so thought I could ask and get some feedback on where to stay.
I am interested mostly in Deep River but couldn't find anything in the
immediate vicinity. Are there any bed and breakfasts around? that would
be nice to stay in also.
Thanks, Marcia Hurtt
I picked up a few things in Poweshiek County, but didn't get the naturalizations.
I don't think I will need volunteers. Will add bits of information as I get them processed. Thanks so much for your offers!!! I will keep your names on file as I get more new information.
I also took several cemetery photos while I was there. Tried to get some of the older stones. I will add those to the gravestone photo site as I have time. Mostly Dresden and Golden Rod cemeteries.
If anyone has cemetery photos, be sure to add them.
For those of you who need information that you can't find on the site, the historical and genie society collection has a wealth of information. Books and books of obits and weddings and cemetery listings etc. The address is on the web site. Don't be afraid to contact them for help.
"A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors, will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants."
-Thomas Babington Macaulay 1800-1859
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