Things Fall Apart - part 1

Things Fall Apart:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things Fall Apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. 1,004 more words


Kitchen Week - in Snitterfield

When Tom Tansey left Snitterfield near Stratford on Avon in 1888 to travel half way round the world to Geelong in Australia he knew that there was little chance that he would see his family again.  458 more words

The Value of Oral Family Histories

Teaching and learning can occur in varied locations. Last weekend Carol and I made the annual Memorial Day visit to family cemeteries with my sister Pat, her husband Skip and their grandson Nick. 787 more words

Family Stories

Funny Story About My Big Grandpa

For Memorial Day, my mom posted a sweet little blurb on Facebook about her father’s military service. Robert Mack is one of the tragically unfortunate who came back from war with no visible wounds, but a hell of a lot of damage. 427 more words


Hysteria in the Night

Mother awoke to the chilling realization that someone was trying to break in the house. “Bill! Bill! Wake up Bill! Somebody’s trying to get in!!”   Daddy didn’t normally sleep: he went into a coma, but adrenaline jolted him into action. 265 more words


Old photos, or family stories?

I scratched my head when I looked at the prompt for today. Which do I cherish most, old family photos or stories? I don’t have a lot of either, to be honest. 497 more words


50 Button Crafts: idea #21 - felt house with button shingles

Got a box or jar full of buttons carefully saved by your mother or grandmother? For 2015 I’m in search of great ways to put those buttons to use. 182 more words

Family Stories