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My great grandparents, Frank O’Dell and Kathryn Ford Mackey on their wedding day.

When Frank wanted to go with his brother to the Northwest Territories Kate responded, “You’re not taking my babies to such a lonesome place.” so he didn’t go. They stayed in America. So have their many descendants.

The U.S. population is now officially three hundred million. When Frank and Kathryn were young the population was one hundred million.

Tim Blair has a photo tribute. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin