Category Archives: Norton Family

The Need for News

Several years ago, one of my friends was severely injured at another friend’s house. It was a chaotic situation as we worked to help and comfort him until the police, firefighters, and paramedics arrived. But what made a horrific situation … Continue reading

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Family Gatherings

Last Saturday, six women converged in a one bedroom apartment in the outskirts of Monticello, MN with the goal of discussing one thing: Family. Five of these six women were the daughters of three sisters; Mabel, Gladys, and Deloris. As … Continue reading

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Cemeteries: Digging Up Ancestral Dirt

On a two lane highway, between my hometown and the next, there is a small family cemetery set on a hill, overlooking the road. During the course of my life, I have probably passed this cemetery thousands of times, noticing … Continue reading

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Grandma Borson

When I first began to research my family history, I focused on the facts. The names, the dates, and the places. I had one biological grandma still living and I grilled her for clues in order to find the next … Continue reading

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