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A Home Affair: how grandparents meet

Grandmother Jean Lovel Booley and grandfather Bob Williams taken in Ballarat in the late 1920’s. picture courtesy of Leigh Williams of Ballarat

For nearly two decades I have wondered how a girl from… 1,412 more words

Kith N Kin

{30 Things} Day 2

{30 Things} My Sweet Children Should Know About Me

Day 2 – List 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

Fear #1 – Scary Movies. 639 more words


May 23, 2016 - Surprise- Summer has arrived

At least for today… it was up in the 80’s and boy was it nice out. Don’t mind low 80s with no humidity but summer time when it is hot and humid i really object. 593 more words

Opa Zegjes: The Sayings of My Anglo-Canadian Father

One summer in the early 1980s my teenage Dutch cousin, Frits, came to stay with us in Canada for several weeks. Sitting around the dinner table at my uncle’s house in Vancouver before we saw him off  back to Rotterdam, he was asked, “Well, Frits! 655 more words

Family History

Fern Kunz Galloway, My Grandma

“Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here’s what really happens: The spaces between the times you miss them grow longer. Then, when you do remember to miss them again, it’s still with a stabbing pain to the heart.

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My Paternal Grandparents

Above the house of Josef and Hulda Spickermann in Lodz during the years before the end of World War Two.

Josef Alexander and Hulda celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in November 1943. 589 more words