From the emails and voice mails:
The Bible included the certificate heralding the 1881 marriage of Allen D. Sleezer and Jennie Bentley of Providence, N.Y. The genealogical trail ends there because they had no children. But according to other Sleezer family members, the entire family tree descends from Martin Sleezer, who fought for the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Martin Sleezer likely was Allen Sleezer’s grandfather.
Allen Sleezer ended up moving to California and became a postmaster in Siskiyou County. Weaver spoke with several Sleezer family descendents and has decided he’ll ship the family Bible back to the historical society in Providence, where the Sleezer family was prominent throughout the 1800s and where more people will be able to see the leather-bound Good Book.
He still doesn’t know how he got the Bible, though. He doesn’t recall buying it at a garage sale, but that doesn’t mean his mother didn’t. He originally thought it had been in his cabinet for two decades or so, but he also could have received it after she died in 2006. Whatever the reasons, it seems that part of the story will remain a mystery.
If the forecasters are accurate, come Thursday many people can believe they willed the rain to arrive. Finding someone to take the blame for dense fog is never as easy.
Twice the Los Angeles Times immortalized them in stories and photos: in 1964 for getting a ticket after a hard day’s, uh, day of chasing The Beatles down L.A.’s 405 freeway, and again a year later for the helicopter jaunt.
“After the L.A. Times photo and article, the four of us were contacted by Beatles reps at Capitol Records, and invited as their guests to the HELP press conference held at Capitol Records,” Crow wrote.
Organizing for Action will organize beginning at 5 p.m. at the Brew House at Hero’s, 821 L St., downtown. And Mi Familia Vota will congregate at the Northern Valley Labor Federation, 5380 McHenry Ave., Modesto, beginning at 6 p.m.
“During a bad drought when he was running the Yosemite (Fish) Hatchery, my dad said it was so bad that he thought he was gonna have to plant those fish with canteens around their necks!”