Son of a Son of a Sailor

Captain spawns a family of seafaring men

Give a man a colorful ancestor who sailed square-riggers around Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope, kept records of voyages in journals and on charts, and what do you end up with?

Either someone so daunted by those records that he heads inland, or a […]

An American Story

Jessie Askew

Translator’s Preface

This study was written by Jessie Askew, a friend of my parents in Evington, Virginia. I don’t know how to contact her to ask for permission to post this. Jessie, if you ever find this, please feel free to contact me at mike@ballfam.net to let me know how you feel. Of […]