June 7, 2013

Happy 98th Anniversary Ruby & Ganny!

Reuben and Marjorie Brigham silver anniversary invitation

From The Annals of Sandy Spring, Volume V, 1929-1947, edited by Herbert Osburn Stabler, published by American Publishing Co., copyright 1950, p. 181:  On June 7th [1940], the Brigham children gave Reuben and Marjorie a reception in honor of their 25th anniversary.

Reuben and Marjorie Brigham silver anniversary envelope

March 31, 2013

Translating for Richard Nixon

David Arthur Brigham and Richard M. Nixon
David A Brigham and Richard M Nixon in Chile 1966 or 1967

These photos were taken when Dad was serving in the Peace Corps in Santiago, Chile, in 1966 and 1967. My father, David Brigham, is the tall, thin young man pictured at the far left. This was during Richard Nixon's "wilderness years," the time between being Vice President and being elected President. Nixon was on a goodwill tour in Latin America, and during this stop in Santiago, Chile, my father acted as translator. The photos are remarkable considering Nixon's dismal view of the Peace Corps--he thought it would become a haven for draft-dodgers and tried to quietly dissolve the organization. My father served both in the Peace Corps and the US Army, so that's how much Tricky Dick knew.

March 13, 2013

Family homes

Where Maureen's grandparents grew up

Initially I was working on this project for myself, but lately I realized that I'm really putting together a family history for my daughter Maureen. Hopefully one day she will enjoy these notes. Here are some small photos (borrowed from Google) showing the houses where Charlene, Theresa, Liz, Ken, and Rick--Maureen's grandparents--grew up.