Tag Archives: William Penn

The Only Thing That’s Certain in Life is Death and Paying Taxes, and the Return of My Beloved Ospreys.

Finally filed the state and federal income taxes this week, way ahead of time this year for once, almost two weeks before the final deadline. This past Wednesday was a rainy day, which was conducive for staying in and getting … Continue reading

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The Christmas Eve Haunting of Pen Ryn Manor

This stately mansion belonged to one of America’s founding, aristocratic families, originally from England, Quakers who came to the provinces for escaping religious persecution. The history of the dynasty’s American lineage started with William and Susannah Bickley, who landed in … Continue reading

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A Meeting at the Meeting House

‘Twas in Burlington, NJ, the other day. That’s directly across the Delaware from Maple Beach and Bristol Borough, PA, a couple of this writer’s haunts on that side of the river. Maple Beach is my latest intrigue, which is a … Continue reading

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