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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sugar Party -- Wordless Wednesday

The 19th Annual Sugaring Off Party was held last month at the Owl Hoot Maple Farm in Quebec, Canada. Dianne Jones and her husband John Rhicard hold this popular fund raiser for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital (BMP) Foundation Fund. (For more photos see link above.)


Dianne's husband is my 6th cousin, however their daughter-in-law is my 2nd cousin. Along with the photos, she sent the following message, "The day turned out warm and sunny. A huge crowd of 756 of all ages showed up and had a great time taking in wagon rides with horses and oxen. Or just listening / dancing to toe tapping music,  There was an interest in watching a demonstration from a blacksmith and hewing a log by the craftsmen. One could satisfy their hungry stomachs from the home baking, and snack bar and buy more treats off the maple product table that were for sale.

The BMP Hospital Foundation in Cowansville will receive the amount of $4,940.00. This is a record breaking year for attendance and donations to the BMP." Seems like a wonderful, fun-filled day. Just wish it wasn't so far from me.


I wrote about this farm, because my husband and I stopped there to buy some maple products, then discovered how we are related!