Category Archives: Personal e-mail

Major Leslie G. Gruber, sketch by James O. Burnley

SNAFU, by me; I jumped to a conclusion about Leslie’s unit! Correction coming coming soon courtesy of seven surviving members of the 1142nd. I’m going have to retract my conclusion the Leslie Gruber (and these officers [Harrison, Fry, Brady and … Continue reading

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Pappy was a pilot, a hunter and a sailor.

This Luscome airplane was Pappy’s first; he bought it in the late 1940s. The story goes that Pappy had started the engine to warm it up, set the branches and got out. But the brakes let loose, Pappy grabbed a wing … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday B.B. King and cousin xxxxxxx

Blues great B.B. King and one of my second cousins share this birthday. Happy birthday to both of you!

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Jewish communities – Camden & Pine Bluff

In the 1800s, Jews settled in rural Arkansas near rivers, which provided reliable shipment of goods. Camden (Ouchita River) and Pine Bluff (Arkansas River) are significant for our family. Our early ancestors were merchants as were many early Jewish settlers. … Continue reading

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Shor Hezkel, 2x great grandfather of my generation

I have Alven Simon Ghertner’s communication files with Ghertner relatives in Israel and I found the name of Shor Hezkel, who was my 2X great grandfather. Hezkel  is a name more commonly known as Ezekial. It is uncertain when the … Continue reading

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