This week, Mr. & Mrs. Allman and four other couples are second-honeymooning at the Tie the Knot Lodge, with each couple staying in the same cottage in which they honeymooned when they first got married, including one couple in the garishly red-and-pink Valentine Cottage. Each of the couples, including Michelle and her husband, is also celebrating a wedding anniversary, with no two couples having been wed the same number of years. Given the clues below, can you find each second honeymoon couple’s full names, the cottage in which they are celebrating, and the number of years they have been husband-and-wife?
Last week Brigit Sullivan got phone calls from each of her five children (daughters Molly and Ellen and sons Seamus, Liam and Patrick) each telling her about one of her five grandchildren (girls Kate, Lorna and Fiona and boys Sean and Ian) achieving a different babyhood “first”. Given the clues below, can you find which of Mrs. Sullivan’s children is mother or father to each grandchild and the “first” milestone the baby reached last week?
You’re free to choose your friends, goes the old saying, but you can’t pick your family. But what if you could, at least genealogically speaking? Besides desiring colorful and interesting ancestors —a noble here on the family tree, a horse thief there—you’d probably want to pick a pedigree that’s relatively easy and richly rewarding to research. You’d certainly want to avoid having ancestors from places whose records have been destroyed, aren’t readily accessible or never got created in the first place. Unless you’re particularly enamored of scrolling through and squinting at microfilm, these days you’d wish for ancestors whose records are searchable online.
William is one of the more colorful Strouds in our line. Although he was illiterate, William bought and sold a great deal of land in Virginia and North Carolina. He appears to have been somewhat of a land speculator and he didn’t remain in any one place for long. He was arrested twice, the first time in Virginia about the same time as his brother Joshua, and on similar charges, and for breaking out of jail the second time.