Tag Archives: England

Kitty Jay

I have visited the grave at least once before on Dartmoor.  You could easily miss it; save for a flash of colour at the side of the road and the elevated earth and stone that marks the resting place.  The … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Journal 1916

Shortly after I had arrived at Barnet the weather became colder and one clear frosty, Sunday morning Dick came and informed us all that there was ice on Totteridge Long Pond. Mrs. Lattimer readily gave me permission to spend the … Continue reading

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(1917) A Letter Home…

A letter home; grandfather to his mother in Merrickville, Ontario.  The journal says that they traveled to England in 1916.  She and her daughter (Beatrice) must have gone home at some point. Leaving grandfather to remain in England. He must … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Grandfather’s Journal

We stayed for some time at a boarding house in Hampstead and while there met Mr Creswick and his family. An officer in Dad’s (sic) regiment brought them in to tea and I received an invitation to spend the next … Continue reading

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My Father’s Child

My mother said that I cried uncontrollably the day she told me I was adopted.  “You mean that someone didn’t want me?” I asked through sobs. “No, it means that we wanted you,” she answered.  I was three.    I … Continue reading

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