Month: January 2020

52 Ancestors : Week # 5 – So Far Away

The writing prompt for Week # 5 in the 52 Ancestors series is “So Far Away.” Kirkcaldy, Fife in Scotland to Thornhill, Ontario in Canada – I’d say that’s Far Away. Below is a “Declaration of Passenger to Canada” for Robert Rodger that I found some time ago on Ancestry.ca. Robert Ramsay Rodger is my…

52 Ancestors : Week 4 – Close to Home

This week’s writing prompt from Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Close to Home.” Each of the weekly writing prompts are up to our interpretation, there are no wrong answers… So, let the brainstorming begin. Home…home…close to home. Well, for starters I live in beautiful British Columbia. How did I get here?…

An APPS-olutely Amazing Discovery

I am amazed. I just found something so crazy on the internet. This is something I never expected to find because it is something that I wasn’t even looking for!! It’s a collection of 8 audio recordings of my Poppa (paternal grandfather), Walter Edmund Apps being interviewed in Burnaby, BC on February 22nd, 1990. I…

52 Ancestors : Week 2 – Favourite Photo

The writing prompt for Week # 2 is Favourite Photo. How can I possibly pick one favourite photo?! I don’t think that I can. I have so many photos that it could take weeks to go through them all. Around the house though (and easily accessible) here are a few of my favourite ones! Family…