Category: Remembering

Future

“The end of the year has us looking back and looking forward. (Sounds like genealogy doesn’t it?!)” The theme for this, the final week of the 52 Ancestors Challenge is “Future.” It’s also fitting for me that I have left this until the absolutely last day of 2021 to write anything. Perhaps this post could…

52 Ancestors : Week # 39 – Should Be A Movie

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Should Be A Movie.” One absolutely ridiculous story came to mind, but first I have to set the scene. This story came from watching a home video of my Grandfather where he was being interviewed by his two sons…

52 Ancestors : Week # 24 – Handed Down

The writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge this week is HANDED DOWN. Looking around the house, I don’t have a whole lot of treasures that have been handed down to me. However, the things I do have I want to ensure that they are handed down to the next generation, if they are…

52 Ancestors : Week # 20 – Travel

This week’s writing prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge is Travel. Since we are all stationary right now, I chose to write about our family’s trip to Scotland back in 2017. Over 19 years ago we chose Ramsay as our son’s middle name. First, to honour my husband’s much beloved Grandfather, Robert Ramsay…

52 Ancestors : Week # 17 – Land

I’m participating in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. This is week # 17. The writing prompt is land. As always, Amy assures is that these prompts are up for interpretation so here goes…When I think of land, the first thing (funny enough) that popped in to my head was the Woody Guthrie song “This Land…

52 Ancestors : Week # 16 – Air

Well, since I can’t seem to think of anything for the writing prompt of air, I’ll go with something that rhymes with air – Claire. It’s also a perfect week because yesterday, April 13th would have been Grammie’s 100th Birthday!! She was born in New York City 100 years ago. Claire Joan Lippman Perry 1920-2006…

52 Ancestors : Week # 14 – Water

This week the writing prompt for Amy-Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge is Water. The interpretation of that prompt is up to us so I’m getting creative with my choice this week. Actually, I suppose it was my Grandmother, Margaret Hope Newitt Apps (who we called Grandma Rocks) who was the creative one! Over her lifetime…

52 Ancestors : Week # 10 – Strong Woman

When I first saw the writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s challenge for Week # 10 was Strong Woman, I thought that was so appropriate considering International Woman’s Day is March 8th. I’m very sure that wasn’t a coincedence and I knew exactly who I would write about. Introducing Hilary Newitt Brown. My Great Aunt Hilary…