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A year of catch up. 

It’s probably been more than a year since I last updated this blog actually. Since I find myself sitting by the side of the road waiting for AAA and I’m really bored with Facebook, I might as well try to catch up a bit. 117 more words

Whately

Defying Gravity

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Our final resting places are often a matter of circumstance, history, and almost arbitrary geography. So it was for my father, whose grave we visited yesterday, featuring it on my post. 422 more words

Flower Arranging

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Today is the hundredth anniversary of my father’s birth. Born on Michaelmas Day 1917 he died on Christmas Day 1987, so did not live to see this one. 274 more words

Walhalla Gravestone

Patrick died October 17 1886 – aged 46 years

Alice died June 28 1887 – aged 41 years

Their children

John died January 3 1886 – aged 14 years… 1,141 more words

Helen's Writing

A Slave to Money

During Lovewell’s War, some families left the Brunswick area for safer communities. Many, though, chose to stay and take their chances. Those who remained found that, over all, the wins of life at Pejepscot seemed to outnumber the losses. 1,101 more words

Brunswick History

Stand-off

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Sunshine having returned, we took a drive in the forest this morning, and found ourselves centred on Brockenhurst, on the outskirts of which stands… 885 more words

Grave at Alleppey, India

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM ANDERSON ESQR. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 31ST AUGUST 1845 in the 83RD YEAR OF HIS AGE. MOST HIGHLY RESPECTED BY ALL WHO HAD THE PLEASURE OF HIS ACQUAINTANCE. 8 more words

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