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Letter About Vimy: "Of course he was dead so I suppose it didn’t inconvenience him any."

Stuart Cameron Kirkland was a 33 year old barrister who joined the 91st Battalion at St. Thomas on April 26, 1916. Less then a year later, assigned to the 18th Battalion, he was to participate in the attack on Vimy Ridge where he was wounded. 1,209 more words

18th Battalion CEF

"Despite even greater disappointments and tragedies...": Letters home from Captain Jame Roy Grey

Letters to and from the Front give us a fascinating glimpse of the lives of the people that participated directly and indirectly with World War 1. 2,381 more words

18th Battalion CEF

Somewhere in Belgium

Well, I made it through another day
(Not everyone did)
And now can dream again
Of getting back to you
(And our kid).

The fighting over for now… 75 more words

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Seventh Letter Home

Greetings to all,

Welcome to my Q2 2015 update email. When I last wrote, I was finishing up work in Kaolack and preparing to move to the big lights of the big capital city of Dakar. 1,157 more words

Peace Corps

Mom Blog Alert


Vienna has been very busy in the last few weeks — first the glamorous and golden Life Ball. a fundraiser for AIDS/ dress up ball/crazy party and then the Eurovision Song Contest, which is all about cheezy pop songs and national pride. 896 more words

Fancy/Not Fancy

Allison stayed home for most of the week.  I had no idea how much sanity I got out of running errands after dropping her off and having a little time to myself while Leo naps in the morning (READ: I  didn’t get to watch Kimmy Schmidt all week).   470 more words

Short long weekend with Paw Paw

Pork and pony rides.  My Dad and step mom arrived on a train Friday afternoon and left Monday morning, which was much too soon.  I tried to plan, cook, and pull off a nice visit, but the weather was crummy and Allison was in her 4th week of being sick so although we had a really nice time, it lacked a certain spark.   498 more words