That Pioneer Spirit

Eduard Baron (1825 – 1921) In the first half of 1848, as 22-year-old Eduard Baron pressed through the crowd onto the ship that would take him from his native France to America, he must have had been overwhelmed by a rush of emotions.  Whether he felt elation, anticipation, wanderlust, trepidation, or sadness at leaving loved ones … Continue reading "That Pioneer Spirit"

Sentimental Sunday: Sailing New Worlds Together

Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip Columbus McCormick  (1892 – 1981)   Not until the early 1980s did time finally begin to catch up with the couple who had deftly evaded its reach their whole lives.   Benita (McGinnis) McCormick gazes lovingly at an oil portrait by  artist Mary Rowley of her husband, Philip McCormick, on their 50th wedding anniversary, at their San … Continue reading "Sentimental Sunday: Sailing New Worlds Together"