Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Years 1856

Half of the day was spent trying to decipher ONE letter from Jane Stoughton ( great great gran) to her sisters at 4 Hales Cottage Exhibit A: Does it look like a puzzle to you?  My eyes still ache!   I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Robber Bride” by Margaret Atwood

On reading  “The Robber Bride,” by Margaret Atwood-   I knew I would like it- I just didn’t know how much.  Atwood is one of the few authors that can weave a tale that will keep you thinking for days- if … Continue reading

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Researching the Family

Doing research on the family- the truth is more tragic than I thought.  I am having some challenge finding Great Gran Gamsby’s age.  Her parents were married in 1844, and on her marriage announcement she is entitled the eldest daughter … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

The dawn is just about to break.  Morgan is sleeping-curled up with Byron.  The image would make a perfect card. I have been up for hours importing images from the past into a modern form- scanning them into my computer … Continue reading

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A Relic from the Past

Made of bronze, each side communicates a saint’s trial. Which saint you may ask? I don’t know and would love to find out. Did it hold the relics of a saint in the distant past- a toe, clothing, rib, veil?  … Continue reading

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