The History of Norman Island: In this fascinating post, you’re going to discover a short description about Norman Island, a private island in the British Virgin Islands, and for whom the island may have been named. You’ll also discover the island’s unique connection to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and the 14 similarities between Norman Island and Stevenson’s imaginary Island. 🏴☠️ The following […]
Creque Family History
Creque Family Descendant Shares Norman Island’s Rich History in New Book: Norman Island: True Treasure Tales
Hi, if you’re looking for more information about Vintage Norman Island: True Treasure Tales, I thought you would find this post interesting. It provides a little more information about the Creque family of the Virgin Islands, properties they once owned, and dates for the book launch. New Book: Vintage Norman Island: True Treasure Tales “Not often […]
What’s Inside the Mystery Cave at John Brewers Bay ~ 1929
John Brewer’s Bay The cave set high above the Estate of John Brewers Bay on the Western end of St. Thomas has intrigued visitors for years. Tales of hidden treasure abounded and many risked their lives to climb up, hoping to make a lucky discovery. The property once belonged to Louis Eugene de Lagarde, a […]
Could This Be Charles Lindbergh’s Flower Girl? ~ 1928
Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of your family and attempted to verify it, only to be frustrated by what you found or didn’t find? My grandmother shared many intriguing stories throughout my childhood, which in turn, ignited my love for genealogy. Stories about haunted […]
A Haunting Experience Above Creque’s Alley #3 in St. Thomas
Creque’s Alley Number 3 This alley, located in St. Thomas, was said to be haunted during the 1930s. 👻 My grandmother lived upstairs with her husband and told us many years later of the sounds she used to hear. It was a private alley and no one but the family really used it. On several […]
Happy Thanksgiving from the US Virgin Islands!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family, past, and present. ❤ Thanksgiving for Little Joys 1921 Dear God, from my small world of commonplaces, Of homely tasks and dear loved, circling faces, On this day of stubbled fields and steel blue skies, While on the hills Thanksgiving’s mantle lies, I bring to you my garnered treasure store […]
Creque’s Alley and the Famous Folk Band, The Mamas and the Papas
The History of Creque’s Alley Did you know that Creque’s Alley was named for the Main Street merchant, Henry O. Creque? When he purchased the three warehouse buildings and alleyways in 1905, his name became synonymous with the location. Mr. Creque was somewhat of a celebrity himself when he reputedly found treasure in the caves at Norman […]
Rare Billy Bones Beach Bar Menu Up For Sale!
While scrolling through ebay today, I came across an interesting find! It was a dinner menu from a restaurant my husband and I opened in 1997! It brought back a flood of memories. Here is the listing information I found. 🔎 Billy Bones Beach Bar Menu “A find for all others – this is one of the […]