Well hello. Three days ago I started feeling a big push to do some ancestor work, but wasn’t clear about who was trying to get my attention. Yesterday, out of the blue, I received an email from a person I had shared old family photos with back in 2012 with a link to photos from an album she had just been gifted. This man. For years I’ve been visiting his grave almost every time I travel through the Bangor area. And here he is, Napoleon Bonaparte Blackden, he died on this day in 1897. Okay... you’ve got my attention.
Practicing mother, weedwife, animist, human, who's very thankful to live on the coastal plain of Southern Maine, in Wabanaki terretory, near a place called Owascoag.