Music to Love – “Gettysburg” by the Brandos

Check out this 1987 release from the Brandos titled, “Gettysburg”. I LOVE this song! David Kincaid, lead singer and guitarist of the Brandos and the song’s co-writer, visited Gettysburg as a young man and discovered that his ancestor, James McCormack Kincaid of the 63rd Pennsylvania, fought and died there. He was so moved that he
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Holy Toledo! UT Rockets 13, U of M Wolverines 10

Three cheers for my alma mater. The University of Toledo Rockets beat the University of Michigan Wolverines in the Big House today 13 – 10. Hold your clichés. Those who have had the pleasure of spending a good deal of time in Toledo, Ohio (especially UT alumni) know better. This just gives me one more
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When You Wish Upon a Star: The Perseid Meteor Shower

Tonight, shortly after dusk, Jason and I gathered up some light blankets and the insect repellent and headed out to our backyard to view the annual Perseid meteor shower. Immediately, I was taken back to my childhood, when I spent many a summer’s evening laying on my back in the cool grass staring up into
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Then and Now – Meade’s Gettysburg Headquarters

It never occurred to me during our vacation in Gettysburg how fun it might be to try duplicating some well-known Civil War-era photographs with my digital camera. And little did I know that today I would accidentally do just that! It was our last day in Gettysburg and I was SO not ready to leave!
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Abner Delos Austin – Company I, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry

John Delos Austin is the earliest known ancestor in my Austin family tree. Few details of John Austin’s life are known. In a census taken in 1850 at the Twenty-seventh district of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; it is reported that John Austin was born in 1807, somewhere in the state of New York. He was
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Mrs. Michigan United States 2006!

Tonight was the night that a lifelong dream came true for me as I was crowned Mrs. Michigan United States 2006! At long last, I’ll have the opportunity to represent my state at a national pageant. The Mrs. Michigan United States Pageant took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wearing the banner of Mrs. Wayne County,
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New Holiday Song About Wauseon, Ohio’s Historical Christmas Star

The first song and title track of my new holiday CD, “Christmas Star” has been released. The song is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and Nimbit as well as on this website.  You can click below to listen in streaming audio. “Christmas Star” words by Kristina Austin Scarcelli and E. Fay Dyer-Austin.
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