Chicken or Duck?

I'm feeling a little scattered these days.  Could be the breezy Fall weather - a wonderful sight after three long years in Sicily's arid climate.  Instead of olive and blood orange trees, I'm gazing out of my kitchen window appreciating our collection of hardwoods.  Leaves are everywhere, and the piles are only going to get bigger.  I am treasuring every last one.

My research brain is also a bit scattered.  A little genetic genealogy over here...a little "other people's genealogy" over there.  Most of this is flat-out procrastination from dealing with the pile of photos I need to archive and the folder of newly-located probate records to transcribe. 

There's also that little thing of needing to manage my household.  Oh, and clean.  And feed children :).

In the meantime, I stumbled upon a snippet from the Reading Times (A Web Footed Chicken (1890, August 4).  The Reading Times, p. 1.  Retrieved from

Sarah M. LUDEN is a 4th great-grandmother on my mother's side of the family.  Over the past couple of years, I have written several posts about Sarah Ann Musser Luden, including THIS ONE and THIS ONE.  Overall...the woman had a very fascinating life in Reading.  Enough to fill at least one season of Days of Our Lives - Victorian style.

Let's add genetic mutation in poultry to the list of exciting events at the Luden household!


  1. Sarah,

    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks, Jana! Feeling honored! Love your blog as well...bookmarking for future reading :). Have a great weekend - Sarah

  3. I just returned from a trip/tour of Sicily. Would love to chat about it!


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