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Pioneer Lady

My Grandma Agnes was born in Washington state in 1899 and lived to be 99 years old. She moved with her family to Imperial Valley California in 1905 and grew up on a farm there.  1,045 more words


Catherine Cosgrove 1900-1975

This lady is my granny Brawley. She’s my mother’s mother and the only one of my grandparents I got the chance to meet. She was born in Glasgow on 16 July 1900 to Patrick Cosgrove, a labourer, and… 864 more words

Family History

Agnes Brawley 9 October 1892-29 November 1892

This is the story of my great aunt, Agnes Brawley. She was my maternal grandfather’s sister but they never met as she died 7 years before he was born. 340 more words

Family History


Not too far from the Salton Sea is Brawley, a small city in the desert I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time in recently. Pictured here is an iPhone snap of a boarded-up window I spotted there that, given its lovely shapes, lines, angles, curves, and textures, strikes me now as a sort of found collage. 44 more words


Happy St Brigid's Day

Today is the feast day of St Brigid. If you want to know the story of her life you can click here.

My link to St Brigid is through the parish in Newmains, Lanarkshire which is named for her.  186 more words

Family History

Where Do My Bluebird Fly - The Tallest Man On Earth

Memories come like flashes of lightning on the cerebral membrane. I believe this is what they call a ‘flashback’. All this talk about secrets has brought about this one, a tint of blue, a tinge of sacrifice; the life of a young seductress bares the weight of a dove caught in a hurricane. 187 more words

Brawley to Indio

Contrary to the previous night, I had good night’s sleep and a discussion with Basil that we should avoid another night in a strange bed and make for familiar surroundings in Indio. 576 more words