Monthly Archives: January 2015

Old Burial Hill and Rev.Walton

Last fall, on my history tour, I went in search of Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, Massachusettes. Through my Grandfather, Alfred Balentine, I descend from Rev. Walton, the first minister here in Marblehead’s first church.  Although this is a line specific to my Grandfather, I feel it is also notable to my Grandmothers side as…

Marblehead

No, not a driveway, this is one of the roads that line the neighborhood of Marblehead village. I have never seen roads lined with stone walls. I was quite impressed. My search for Rev.Walton took me to Marblehead, Massachusettes. What a beautiful town!The streets are lines with gorgeous old homes that I have seemingly stood…

Aunt Eunice

Yesterday my Aunt Eunice passed away at age 90. There is heartbreak and relief. Relief because the last thing she would want for her proud, intellectual self would be to live in a nursing home with dementia. Heartbreak because I did have a bond with her that was important. She had expectations for me. She…