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A Mystery

Henfryn Brickworks Brick – Charles Alexander Milne

William Milne and his wife, Catherine Johnson Milne, moved from Wentworth County to W1/2, Lot 1, Concession 7, Elma Township, Perth County in the 1880s. 255 more words

"Family History"

Christopher Robin Slams Pooh

On this date in 1920, A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin was born. Milne modeled the human hero of his Winnie-the-Pooh books on his son. Obviously, this wasn’t an entirely comfortable fact for Christopher Robin; as an adult, he claimed, “The fictional Christopher Robin . 37 more words

British

In The Study Rooms at the V & A (Part II)


When I wrote my last post for this blog, I had just moved out of our rented home in London. With most of our belongings headed to Seattle in a shipping container, my husband, daughter and I felt like tourists again. 325 more words

Children's Book Critique Group Blog

Family Mementos

Green Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers – Catherine Johnson Milne

The salt and pepper shakers pictured here belonged to Catherine Johnson Milne (1846 – 1911). It is not known when or where Catherine obtained these items. 56 more words

Back to Western Ontario

This past week Elizabeth and I headed back to Western Ontario for some family visiting. Our journey started with a slower route to Stratford that took us through the tiny village of Washington where our great great-grandmother, Jean Anderson Collins, is buried and then through the village of Plattsville where our great great-grandparents, George Hewitt and Mary Clements Hewitt, are buried. 233 more words

A Double Wedding

A double wedding took place on 5 July 1928 in Fort William, Ontario. Frances Elizabeth Milne, daughter of Robert James Milne and Ida Hewitt Milne married… 91 more words

"Family History"

Bisy - Backson

Kage Baker was a salamander. A desert nymph – a cactacead? – or a fire elemental or an actual genie: they’re supposed to be smokeless flames in their natural forms. 668 more words