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The Miracle of Seeds

This morning I finally started some seeds for the garden.  People may be shaking their heads and thinking it’s late but I have to tell you nothing goes into the ground before the first week of June here.   211 more words


Alice Rowe, the Workhouse and the Venerable Blacksmith

Alice was the fifth child of mason John Rowe and his wife Sarah Sampson, a butcher’s daughter. Born in late 1859 she grew up in Penzance but when she was about seven the family moved, probably for work, to Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. 1,093 more words

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A-Z Challenge- Surnames

Letter D- DUNN


The DUNN family in our tree is fascinating. In a previous post I spoke at length about Martha Dunn who also went by Mary Chapman and Ethel McEwen. 357 more words


Spring Has Sprung

The signs are all there now, the crocuses are blossoming, random garlic is coming up.  I say random because I didn’t plant any last fall so there must have been bulbs that I missed.   419 more words


Saturday morning as the sun rose I was sitting by the bedside of my dying father and I had to take this photograph.  The scene said so much to me about the state of things at that moment.   934 more words


Anne Sampson Rowe later Blewett, Cornwall, Yorkshire & back again

Annie was born in Penzance, Cornwall, England in early 1852.  However her father John Rowe, a mason, had moved (probably for work) to Pembrokeshire in Wales, by the time she was seven. 644 more words

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Four Cornishwomen: Portugal, Penzance & Scilly pt 3 - Jane and Emma

This is the 120-year story of a line of four Cornishwomen: Elizabeth, Rosanna, Jane and Emma. This time I’m featuring Jane and Emma… 1,232 more words

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